Welcome to Year Five.

We hope that the children will have a fantastic year where they will learn lots and have lots of fun. Our aim is for children to reach their full potential in a fun and engaging atmosphere. We hope that children will develop their independent and organisational skills further. We expect children to be responsible for their learning and be motivated to learn. We endeavour to provide a relevant and challenging curriculum which will enable them to build on their learning.

This is an important year for the children as it is the penultimate year before moving into Secondary School. During the year, children will be developing their skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We are having a big push on reading, particularly developing fluency. Please can you ensure children are reading on a daily basis.

We hope your child enjoys Year 5 as much as we will.

Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss anything further, please contact the school office.


At Park Hill Primary School, we are passionate about the curriculum and aim to plan imaginative and creative lessons. We like the children to be responsible for their own learning and support them to choose work that will challenge their understanding and extend their knowledge.

In English, we will be looking at a range of text types throughout the year including significant authors, performance, narrative and form poetry and non-fiction texts. Children will learn how to persuade, create a balanced argument, describe characters and settings and write a short story. In Year 5, children will also be learning how to edit and improve their work and use higher level punctuation within their writing. They will also be focussing on SPAG and using skills within their writing.

In Year Five, we focus on place value, four calculation and a lot of work goes in to looking at fractions, decimals and percentages and looking at their percentage equivalents. Children will also be looking at problem solving and application skills.

In Science, throughout the year, we will be looking at properties and changes in material, Earth and Space, Forces and Life Cycles including relationships and reproduction.

Our Topic this year is called ‘Freedom Fighters’. In this, we will look at Romans, Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In Spring, we will look at the culture of Benin and the impact slavery had on Modern Africa and notable Freedom Fighters such as Mary Seacole and Nelson Mandela and The Suffragette Movement. In the Summer Term, we will look at rainforests, deforestation and the impact on indigenous people


Mrs Willacy

Hello, my name is Mrs Willacy. Welcome to Year 5. This is my 5th year at Park Hill. I have thoroughly enjoyed working here; the children and staff are so passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic in their drive to succeed. Previously, I have taught for 5 years and have taught from year 3 to year 6. This year, I am really excited to have moved from Year 6 to Year 5 and am excited to have lots of fun and learning with the children. Over my time here, I have seen many changes happen within the school; it has been great to see so the positive impact they have made. I really enjoy teaching English and love to get children engaged with writing; it is great to see the progress in writing over the year! Each year seems to bring new challenges and change and I am excited to embrace them and ensure children are happy and enjoy their time at Park Hill. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling to new countries and trying different foods, and socialising with my family and friends and getting grips to being a new mum!

Mrs Bailey

Mrs Dodd