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Year 5 Willow Class 2022 - 2023

Miss Harland

Year 3


Welcome to Willow Class

with Miss Harland

Teaching assistants: Mrs Ablett (Mon-Wed AM), Mrs Newton and Mrs Heaney (Thurs & Fri AM)

Keys to the Willow Tree: Cultivation, Uses & Varieties | LoveToKnow

Contact email address: willow@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk


Summer 2

Our enquiry question this half term is:


What is the impact of human consumerism on endangered species?


This is a geography based unit. We will look at the impact of Palm oil on Indonesia and Malayasia, looking at a case study of the industry in Borneo.

Most Borneo villages don't see oil-palm payoff - Asia Times


In Science, our topic will be Living Things and their Habitats. We will continue to learn about life cycles of humans and animals, gestation periods and how plants reproduce.

What is a life cycle? | TheSchoolRun

Our English text is 'The Hunter' by Paul Geraghty.

The Hunter: Amazon.co.uk: Geraghty, Paul: 9781849393768: Books 

Our Guided Reading text is 'African Tales' .

Important Information

PE days

 Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor lesson) and Thursday (outdoor lesson).

Please come to school in PE kit and ensure you are wearing the correct kit:

  • Black pumps for indoor lessons
  • Trainers for outdoor lessons
  • A plain white, navy or black T-shirt
  • Plain black shorts
  • A plain black, blue or grey tracksuit



Reading at home should be done as frequently as possible with the aim of reading 5 times a week. Children should bring their reading book and reading record to school every day as there are many opportunities for reading. Reading records will be checked every Friday using our Strive for Five! 


Seesaw is our virtual classroom, which we use in school and at home. This is where we will set homework and make important announcments about school . There will also be times we upload work in school. 

English homework will be set every week on Seesaw and Maths homework on alternative weeks with Mathletics. Please check the newsletter under the 'letters' tab for homework dates.


Mathletics is updated every other week with tasks linked to our learning. When those tasks are completed, children can access any tasks to earn points for certificates (homework tasks also earn points). Mathletics log ins are stuck in the front of reading records.

Timestables Rockstars is a great way to practice multiplication facts in preparation for our weekly timestables challenge. Children all have an individual login which is stuck in the front of their reading record. Keep an eye out for battles and challenges.







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About Us

Whitby HeathPrimary School

We hope this gives you a flavour of the exciting and wonderful things we learn together in school as well as providing you with all of the information you need about our school.

Our Address

Whitby Heath Primary SchoolWyedale,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 6RJ