Welcome to Willow Class

Hello and welcome to Willow Class. We are a class of year 5 children and taught by Mrs Worth (Monday- Wednesday) and Miss Hett (Thursday, Friday). Mrs Flack is our teaching assistant. Mrs Sasi also works with some of us in Willow class.

The children will also have Mr Allen for swimming and Mrs Haddon for Forest School.





Mrs Worth

Teacher (Monday - Wednesday)

Miss Hett

Teacher (Thursday - Friday)

Mrs Flack

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sasi

EAL Teaching Assistant


Forest School Dates- 

  • 6th January 2020- in class so no kit required
  • 13th January 2020- Willow class out for Linking Network visit
  • 20th January 2020- Forest School
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  • 3rd February 2020- Forest School
  • 10th February 2020- Forest School

UKS2 Termly Overviews


We are following the FOCUS scheme for English which is based on the in depth study of a book.  Over 5-6 weeks the children will do lots of discussion, role play and writing based on this book.

This term will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  

We will have weekly grammar lessons to allow the children to practise the skills learned. 


We would like your children to read at least three times a week at home, more if possible. We have a reward system in place where your child’s diary is stamped along with their reading card, and prizes to be won too. 


Spellings rules are taught throughout the week. These are based on the Common exception word list for year 5 and 6.  New word lists are sent out on Monday and tested on Friday.  We will also be covering spelling rules based on the year 5 spelling curriculum.

Willow Weekly Spellings


We follow the year 5 Maths curriculum.  We focus on one objective each week and the aim is that all children have mastered this by the end of the week.  This will be through practise and consolidation activities including using pictures and resources such as place value counters.

Each week the children will complete a times tables test.  It is expected that by the time the children are in year 5, that they all have rapid recall of ALL tables facts up to 12×12.

Please encourage and support your child with accessing TT Rockstars to help them to practise their tables facts. https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Examples of tables facts tests used

Arithmetic test


This term we will be learning about Forces.  

UKS2 Homework Information

P.E / Forest School 

We are timetabled to do Forest School on Monday. A timetable will be sent home with the dates.  Willow class will also be having weekly swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum.  These will be on a Thursday morning at All Seasons Leisure Centre. The children will need: swimming shorts/ trunks or a one piece swimming costume, a towel and a swimming cap.  A brush may be brought for children with longer hair.  No shower gels, shampoos or sprays are allowed.

If you need to speak to any of us, please try to find us after school for a chat,  or via an appointment through Mrs Nicholls in the office.


Mrs Worth, Miss Hett and Mrs Flack

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