Wendell Park Primary School

Cobbold Road, London W12 9LB

020 8743 1372

In 2017, Wendell Park achieved results above the national average for Reading, Writing and Mathematics for both children reaching their age related expectation and children working above their age.

Year 5

Graphite Class

Teacher: Ms Bridget Donovan


Garnet Class

Teacher:  Ms Chloe Harman



Year 5 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kim Sweeney

Key Stage Two Learning Support Teachers: Mrs Juliette Lambert, Mrs Lena Abu-Oun (currently on Maternity Leave), Mr Seamus Murphy


 Next Graphite Class Assembly - Thursday 7th February 2019


Next Garnet Class Assembly - Thursday 28th February 2019

Please practice saying your lines in a loud, clear voice. 

You can find the assembly script here.

If you're feeling super keen the song lyrics can be found here and here

Welcome to the Spring Term!  Year Five have thoroughly enjoyed reading The London Eye Mystery and are enthralled by the mysterious disappearance of Salim. As a result, they have produced some fantastic writing and are now expert newspaper reporters. We hope he reappears safe and well but for now, the mystery continues... In maths we have become fractions experts and are able to convert them to decimals. Our focus in Science has been 'Everyday Materials' and has involved a fair few experiments. In Project we have been exploring North America, with a focus on the USA and in particular California. Ask us about the different regions... 
We have lots planned for the second half of the Spring Term and will keep you updated... 
If you have a question please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher, and thanks for your continued support. 


Latest School, Term Dates, Friends PTA, Year 5 Events

Half Term18Feb2019

Theme Week: Every Child a Cultural Ambassador25Feb2019

* Parents afternoon for 'Every Child a Cultural Ambassador' Week25Feb2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ Classrooms

Parents are invited into classes to share stories, songs, recipes, clothes etc about their own cultures. Please speak to your class teacher if you would like to come in to share your culture. YEAR 3 PARENTS ARE INVITED TO COME INTO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY 26TH INSTEAD OF MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY.

* Years 1, 2 and 3 Cultural Dance Assembly27Feb2019

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm @ Middle Floor Hall

Children will be performing the cultural dance they have been learning as a class. Parents are warmly invited to attend.

* Years 4, 5 and 6 Cultural Dance Assembly27Feb2019

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm @ Middle Floor Hall

Children will be performing the cultural dance they have been learning as a class. Parents are warmly invited to attend.

* Parents' Evening (3:45pm to 5pm)27Feb2019

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

* Year 5 Garnet Class Assembly28Feb2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am

* Parents' Evening (3:45pm to 7pm)28Feb2019

3:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring in a dish for a cultural breakfast01Mar2019

8:50 am - 9:50 am @ In classes

Children are invited to bring in a dish to share as part of a cultural breakfast which will take place in class.

Non-uniform day01Mar2019

Children are invited to come to school dressed in traditional clothing from any culture of their choice. Children can come to school dressed in the colours of a flag of their choice. Children will show their costumes during the day within their phases.

School tour for prospective Nursery parents04Mar2019

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Please call the School Office to book a place on this school tour. 020 8743 1372

Graphite Class Verse vs Verse workshop (AM)05Mar2019

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Garnet Class Verse vs Verse workshop (AM)06Mar2019

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

World Maths Day06Mar2019

FOWP Quiz Night06Mar2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

World Book Day (come to school dressed as a book character)07Mar2019

Children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Year 5 and 6 choir performing 'CONVO' at the Royal Albert Hall07Mar2019

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOWP Coffee Morning08Mar2019

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Family Centre Building (next to the Reception playground)

International Women's Day08Mar2019

School tour for prospective Nursery parents13Mar2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please call the School Office to book a place on this school tour. 020 8743 1372

Mad Science Mad Labs workshops14Mar2019

* Parent workshop on Reading including Phonics (suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)15Mar2019

9:00 am - 9:45 am @ Science Lab

Red Nose Day15Mar2019

More information on our fundraising initiative to follow

* Parent workshop on Reading including Phonics (suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)15Mar2019

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm @ Science Lab

Year 6 team to Children's Parliament event18Mar2019

Superhero Eco Warrior Workshops with Drama4All (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)19Mar2019

9:00 am - 2:15 pm

Year 5 watching 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' @ Wendell Park22Mar2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The W Factor22Mar2019

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

*KS1 Certificate assembly25Mar2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am @ Middle Floor Hall

*LKS2 Certificate Assembly26Mar2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Calendars page(s): School >> Term Dates >> Friends PTA >> Year 5 >>

Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter  

Spring 1

Autumn 2

Autumn 1


As part of Every Child a Cultural Ambassador we welcome any member of the children's family to come in and speak to us about their culture. Please see attached note for more information. 




Additional Information



Meet the Teacher PowerPoint


 PE will take place on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please make sure you bring correct PE kit: White top, black joggers/leggings/shorts, and black trainers/plimsolls.


We encourage you to bring bottles of water to school- your brain is 80% water so needs it to maximise its function. 



Monday -  P.E. kits

Tuesday -  return / change library books


Wednesday - homework due

Thursday -   P.E. kits

Friday -   Golden Time 

bring in reading books to be changed 

new homework set 

Weekly Timetable




Maths and English homework will be sent home on Fridays and is due each Wednesday. 

Spring 1 week 6 - HALF TERM HOMEWORK

Spring 1 week 6 Maths = 52, 53, 54 & 58

Spring 1 week 5 English 

Spring 1 week 5 Maths = pages 10, 11 & 13




**over the half term, please practice all spellings for Spring 1

and prepare for the Spelling Bee here**

Spring 1 week 6

Spring 1 overview 

Autumn 2 week 3

Autumn 2 overview 

Year 5 / 6 spelling checklist

Autumn 1 overview


We expect Year 5 children to change their own reading books as often as possible, bringing their reading records in to school frequently to be checked by the class teacher.  We encourage you to read as much as you can- at least 20 minutes every day! 

Our recommendations...

Click here for an amazing list of reading books that we recommend reading for year 5!

You can also visit the Book Trust here and search for your own reading book based on your interests. Enjoy!