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Woodlands Academy

Class 5

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WELCOME TO CLASS 5 2020-2021


We are a crazy bunch but we just love to learn! Here you can find our latest news, weekly spellings and bits and bobs related to what we are currently learning.


Miss Willis laugh

Our Star of the Week for last week is... Jemima! Well done Jemima for always having a positive attitude to learning and being a good role model for your classmates. smiley


This week in Class 5, we are starting our learning about money in Maths. If you would like to challenge your child at home, feel free to test them on how much different coins and notes are worth and see if they can add them together!


In English, we are carrying on learning about George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. We are learning how to punctuate direct speech in our writing and how to use apostrophes for possession to show that things belong to someone. If you would like to challenge your child at home, try giving them a sentence without any punctuation and ask them to add the punctuation in the correct places.


In Project, we are learning the common and scientific names of the bones in our body and about what people ate in the Bronze Age! If you would like to challenge your child at home, test them on some bone names or ask them to tell you some facts about the Bronze Age!

Friday 19th March 2021


Our Star of the Week for Science Week is.... Filip!

Well done Filip, you always show enthusiasm in Science and are always asking questions and doing your own research after the lessons. Well deserved, YOU'RE A STAR!


Exciting things are happening in Class 5!

We have issued our FIRST pen licence in the whole of Y4! Well done to Archie for presenting his work so beautifully and carefully every day, no matter what subject, and earning his pen licence. You should be very proud!


General Updates

Every child has brought home their weekly spellings, a reminder of both groups' words is below. 

PE is every Monday and Wednesday - please ensure that your child has their full PE kit on both days. Please send them with a warm top too. 


Group 1                                                   Group 2

musician                                                  girl

magician                                                  shirt

electrician                                                third

politician                                                  bird

mathematician                                        first

technician                                               turn

optician                                                   hurt

beautician                                               burst

physician                                                church

dietician                                                  Thursday

#HelloYellow Day

For Hello Yellow day we spent time thinking about ways in which we could look after ourselves and each other. Mental health issues affect many people, in many different ways, and all the children thought of ways in which we could help one another. Ideas such as asking someone if they're ok, smiling and being kind to all were some of the ideas the children thought of. 


We also made our own Yellow superheroes - people who would have the power to make people feel better and good about themselves. 


It was a fun day, and the children all showed maturity and sensitivity in discussing these important issues. 


Miss Wilson laugh

Week beginning 5th October

This week's spellings:


Group 1:                                                Group 2:


interact                                                    age

intercity                                                   huge

international                                            change

interfere                                                  charge

interview                                                 bulge

intercept                                                 village

intercom                                                 range

internet                                                   orange

interchange                                            hinge

interface                                                 stage


Please encourage your child to use the homework sheets to practise and learn their spellings laugh

Week beginning 28th September


This week's spelling focus is the prefix sub-, meaning below or under. 


submarine, subject, subway, submerge, subtropical, subdivide, subheading, substandard, subtitle, submit


Please help your child to use their homework sheet to practise this week's spellings. 


Miss Wilson laugh

Week beginning - 21st September


This week's spellings: illegal, illegible, immature, immortal, impossible, impatient, imperfect, irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible


Please continue to practise your times tables. 


Spelling test and times tables test every Friday. 


Aston receives a special certificate from GTFC

Ashton received a special certificate this week from GTFC for his progress in reading across the week and for his participation in all sports activities during breaks and lunchtimes. Well done Ashton



Welcome to Class 5!

We are Miss Wilson, Mrs Kirk and Mr White and are pleased to be working with your children this year. 

Please check our class page for regular updates of your child's work in and out of the classroom.



100% attendance - Summer 2019 😁

Woodside Wildlife Park - 19.7.19

What a fantastic finish to our Predator topic: a visit to Woodside Wildlife Park!


We saw an amazing array of predatory animals, as well as some rather less scary creatures. We were able to see the Bengal tiger and the Lynx cats at feeding time, we held snakes and a Bearded Dragon and loved seeing the penguins and the White Wolves. 


The children were given an educational guide from the Park Rangers and were able to wow the Park staff with their knowledge which they have learned from their studies in the classroom.


Behaviour of all children was impeccable and they were fantastic ambassadors for Woodlands Academy.


We all enjoyed such a brilliant day out.

Bastille Day celebrations

As part of their MFL education the children across the academy celebrated Bastille Day. 


In class 5 we did some food tasting - croissant, pain au chocolat, crepes, Brie and Camembert.


We also made our own creations of the Eiffel Tower using art straws.


Vive La France! 🇫🇷

21.06.19 - This week we enjoyed making our ultimate predators!

18.6.19 A Soldier Through Time

As part of the preparation for The Big Sing at the Auditorium on 8th July, the children took part in a workshop introducing them to A Soldier Through Time. The children took part in drama workshops and began to sing and learn the songs which they will be performing alongside 700 pupils from across the borough. It was a fabulous afternoon and the children really immersed themselves in the subject.


The songs can be practised at home by searching on YouTube for Grimsby Jazz Projects A Soldier Through Time.

TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands!



Battle of the Bands starts again on Monday (17th June). We are battling against class 8 in order to reach the semi-finals of the competition! The children did amazingly well on the last battle, please continue to encourage them to use their tables knowledge on the TT Rockstars website to defeat the Year 4s!


Come on Class 5 - we can do this!

13.06.19 - Term 6 - Predator! Homework

10.6.19 - Ultimate Predator Family Afternoon!

WB 10.06.19 - More TT Rockstars success! Keep rocking!

WB 03.06.19 - Most Valuable Players Awards from the TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands, great work!

WB 03.06.19 - Young Writers Competition success!

Half term challenge!

We are learning to play the recorder 🎶

WB - 20.5.19


Weekly Spellings. 

Please encourage and support your child in the learning of their weekly spellings.


Miss Wilson's group - confusion, disastrous, occasion, March, April


Mrs Kirk's group - fancy, nice, pence, glanced, behind

Amazing Homework!

WB - 13.5.19


TT Rockstars!

The children have been working very hard in securing and improving their rockstar statuses. We have been extremely pleased with how well they have engaged with the app, we are seeing huge improvements in their times tables knowledge. 


Keep up up the hard work!

WB - 6.5.19


We have started a new writing focus - persuasive letter writing. Our purpose for writing is to persuade Mrs Green to let us adopt an animal. We have been researching the reasons why people adopt vulnerable animals and will be including these in our letters to Mrs Green. We really hope our letters are persuasive enough 🤞

03.05.19 - Reading Our Own Poetry

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We created our own predator poems using similes and alliteration.

03.05.19 - Reading Our Own Poetry

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We created our own predator poems using similes and alliteration.

01.05.19 - Bee Bot Fun in ICT

01.05.19 - Bee Bot Fun in ICT

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We had fun programming a sequence of instructions so that the bee would avoid the predator (bird) and arrive safely at the flower.

Predator! Homework - Summer Term 1

TT Rockstars Launch



After a successful trial we have launched TT Rockstars as a whole school. The children all have their personalised logins and are encouraged to use the website to help improve their rapid recall of times tables. 

Times tables knowledge is incredibly important. Times tables underpin so much of the maths curriculum, and are important to know in order for children to reason, problem solve and access many different areas of mathematics. 

We will be running a number of events around the site, including Battle of the Bands and weekly prizes for gaining new 'Rockstar Statuses'. Weekly year group winners of fastest speed and highest earners will go onto the dedeicated Wall of Fame in the atrium.


Rock on!

24.04.19 Predator Project Launch



Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the holidays.


Our new topic for the Summer term is PREDATOR! The children will be learning about land, sea and air predators, gaining an understanding of their diets, habitats and where they can be found and creating their own ultimate predator. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned and are confident the children will enjoy the topic.

Performance Poetry

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The children looked at a range of animal poems before being given the chance to perform them to the rest of the class.

Performance Poetry

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100% attendance badge winners!

Happy Easter from Class 5!

WB - 1.4.19


Some of the pupils took part in a showcase Maths on the Move lesson. They worked hard finding number and shape sequences. It was a very engaging and exciting lesson during which the children learned lots, worked in teams and joined in with loads of enthusiasm.


Well done guys!

WB - 25.3.19


As part of our learning about the Ancient Greek Gods and Mortals we have been using the story of Hercules to inspire us in our writing. We have been sequencing the story and will be writing our own comic strips next week.

Friday 22nd March - Greek shield making.


We were very pleased to welcome so many of our parents into school to work alongside the children, designing and making Greek shields. As you can see from the pictures we had a great afternoon and made some amazing shields 😁



Red Nose Day 2019

Please note:


Spelling test will be on Monday 18th March - due to Red Nose Day activities. 

Olympic swimmer Joe Roebuck puts us through our paces!

World Book Day


Gods and Mortals


Our new topic this half term is all about Ancient Greece. In English we are reading the story of Theseus and the Minotaur - we are beginning to write a diary entry extract as Theseus. 


Woodlands Warriors!

Class 5 took part in a handball tournament alongside pupils from Signhills Academy. The children practiced the skills needed for handball before playing in mixed teams against each other. They were amazing - lots of effort, team work and sportsmanship was displayed from all our children. 


Star performers of the day were Patryk and Carol-Ann.


Well done to all of the children smiley

Friday 8th February

We had a fantastic time on Friday afternoon creating volcano art. We used watercolours to paint the sky, tissue paper to create a volcano and then used straws to blow paint to make it look like an eruption. 

Amazing Homework! By Elsie and Elizabeth

Attendance Prize - Pizzas!! 😁🌟🍕

WEEK 5 - 4.2.19


This week's spellings:


Miss Wilson                          Mrs Kirk

angrily                                   again

simply                                    half

incredibly                               money

mention                                 Mr

minute                                   Mrs


For extra spelling help please visit the Spelling website on the link below.

Enjoying class reading time - Flat Stanley

WEEK 4 - 28.1.19

Length - measuring in m and cm

We are currently at the top of the school leader board!!

The children are trying really hard and we are incredibly proud of them. Their hard work has been noticed in the fantastic improvements they have made this week on their test.

Keep up the hard work!

WEEK 3 - 21.01.19


This week's spellings:


Miss Wilson                                   Mrs Kirk

reappear                                        should

finally                                             would

continually                                     who

important                                       whole

island                                             any


We saw huge improvements in test scores last week, and this is being seen in the children's work too. Please continue to help your child learn their spellings.

WEEK 2 - 14.1.19


Spellings - please continue to encourage and help your child as they learn their spellings each week.


Miss Wilson:                                   Mrs Kirk:

return                                              improve

usually                                            sure

unfortunately                                  sugar

regularly                                         eye

heard                                              could


What a great first day back! The children and their parents really enjoyed making volcanoes this afternoon. It got quite messy so we decided to let them ‘erupt’ on the playground. Have a look at our fantastic pictures. 

Year 3 Tremors Homework

Happy New Year!


Welcome back, we hope that you have enjoyed the holidays and have had a well earned rest. We are excited for the children to be back in school with us ready for a new term.


Our new topic is TREMORS - we will learning all about volcanoes, their geographical locations, volcanoes today and exploring the city of Pompeii through our literacy work. We hope the children will be as excited as us!


The children have all brought log on cards home for Times Tables Rockstars - this can be accessed through the link below on laptops, phones, tablets or PCs. By the end of Year 3 children are expected to know their X3, X4 and x8 tables, please help them to do this. They will earn coins for correct answers which can be used to spruce up their avatar on the website. 

WEEK 14 - 10.12.18


This week's Spellings:


Miss Wilson:








Mrs Kirk:







Heroes and Villains exhibition

Reminder - exhibition Friday 7th 2pm

WEEK 13 - 3.12.18


Buddy the elf has come to stay with us this month! He will watching the children work in the classroom during December - let's hope he is a good elf and doesn't cause too much mischief!


Weekly Spellings:


Miss Wilson                                  Mrs Kirk


dislike                                           beautiful

misunderstood                             after

incomplete                                   fast

incredible                                     last

forward                                        past


Please spend time with your child learning their spellings and encourage them to complete their spelling sentences. Thank you.

WEEK 12 - 26.11.18


Miss Wilson                              Mrs Kirk


disobey                                     every

misheard                                  great

invisible                                    break

misjudge                                  steak

enough                                     pretty


Please encourage your child to learn this week's spellings and complete their spelling homework.

WEEK 11 - 19.11.18


Weekly spellings


Miss Wilson                        Mrs Kirk                


disappoint                           old

misspell.                             cold

incorrect.                            gold

disresectful.                        hold

eight.                                  told


Please encourage your child to practise their spellings, dojos are awarded for returned homework sheets every Friday 😁




WEEK 10 - 12.11.18


This week we are learning and using our 3x and 4x tables.

Please help us to become times tables superstars by helping us practice at home too.

Here are some links to the songs we have been using to help us and a times tables games website.

Ian Bland - poet visit

3 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

Visit Laugh Along and Learn Website: Subscribe to Laugh Along and Learn's YouTube channel: Like Laugh Along and Learn on Facebook: Follow Laugh Along and Learn on Pinterest: View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) Children feel special when they hear their name in songs and our times tables are so catchy they will learn in not time at all.

4 Times Table Song (Learning is Fun The Todd & Ziggy Way!)

Have fun learning with Todd & Ziggy! Laugh Along and Learn sing the 4 times table song with the new and updated Reggae Beatz collection. The 4 times table is as easy as ever! The song is so catchy it will stay in your head - along with the times tables!

Week 9 - 5.11.18


We have been using art to help us understand Remembrance and the 100 year anniversary of WW1. We created sunset watercolour back washes and then used black sugar paper to create memorial silhouettes. We think they are a fitting memorial to commemorate those who have fought and died for our country. 

Lest We Forget

Year 3 homework

WEEK 8 - 29.10.18


Welcome back! We hope you had a great half term.


We kicked off the new term with our ‘Heroes and Villains’ day today. The children wrote about their characters, created their own superhero and made a mask. 

Our 100% attendance children. Well done to you all 👍

WEEK 7 15th OCTOBER 2018




We spent the afternoon watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with...


Our very own chocolate bars 😁😁


The children have been working on their questioning and letter writing skills in the hopes that they can persuade Mrs Green to allow the class to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They have been working hard all term and have loved reading the book so they all have their fingers crossed that after reading their finished letters Mrs Green will decide that it's a well-deserved treat. Fingers crossed 🤞



Fruit Tasting - Thursday 11th October 1.30pm


Join us for a fruit tasting session in the hall as part of our project 'Scrumdiddlyumptious'.


We will be treated to a variety of yummy treats and hope to encourage the children to try as many new fruity delights as they can. 



In RE we have been learning about Sukkot, the Jewish festival of harvest. We made Sukkah's which are used for the week of harvest. Jewish families live, sleep, work and play in the Sukkah for the whole of Sukkot.

This week's new spellings (01.10.18)







Remember - we test spellings every Friday, dojo points are available for those children who bring back their spelling sheet.



Great British Bake Off

As we have been studying all things yummy in year 3, we thought the children could become star bakers for the day. We mixed up the two classes and the children spent the afternoon following a recipe to bake their own 'bread in a bag'. We will be using this experience to help them with instructional writing.


If you would like to have a go at baking your own bread in a bag, follow the link below



Fantastic factory visit!


To launch into our new project 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' year 3 went on an educational visit to the Morrisons Fish Factory. The children had an amazing day, finding out where their fish comes from, what happens to it on its way to the supermarket shelves, and were even treated to a sensational taste testing session. The children had very diverse tastes and couldn't decide which fish they liked best with salmon, smoked haddock and crab sticks coming top! It was a super trip which everyone enjoyed and really helped to excite the children about their new project back in the classroom.