Welcome to West Moors Middle School. Best middle school results in Dorset for Greater Depth: 33% (compared with an average of 21% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Writing. and 26% (compared with an average of 22% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Maths. Virtual Open Event- Thinking about your child joining us in September 2022? Please visit our Admissions page to view our virtual tours.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! It's Miss Willis and Miss Palamountain here. We are the Year 5 tutors at West Moors Middle School. We also have a Learning Support Assistant in our year team called Mrs Cross.


                                           Miss Willis 5KW                                         Miss Palamountain 5PP

In Year 5 we do lots of amazing learning and have lots fun! When you join our school, you also get to wear our school uniform, which makes the whole school community look very smart.


As you get used to our school, you will soon get to explore all of the specialist teaching rooms including: the Art Room, the Design and Technology Room, the Science Laboratory and the Computer Suite. 


As well as getting fully immersed into your curriculum, we ensure that you make new friends and have lots of opportunities to work together on extra-curricular activities.



Here at West Moors Middle School, we use Talk4Writing as our vehicle to explore many different writing genres. We discover how different authors capture their reader’s imagination. We then get to apply our knowledge to write a range of texts including: diaries, explanations, adventure stories, non-chronological reports, play scripts and persuasive texts.


Throughout the year, during Guided Reading, you will get to read ‘Millions’ written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, ‘The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler’ written by Gene Kemp, ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo and ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’ written by Roald Dahl.

We will also have the opportunity to read further texts in the afternoons in our class reading time. These include: ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ written by Elizabeth Laird, ‘Friend or Foe’ written by Michael Morpurgo and ‘Tales of the family from one end street’ written by Eve Garnett.

Every Year 5 child will also have access to the program 'Accelerated Reader' which will enable you to monitor your independent reading practice.

Year 5 Suggested Reading

You can also find a great list of suggested books for Year 5 here:


100 best books for 9-11 year-olds from the book trust:



The government has published a list of words that they expect Years 5 and 6 to be able to spell (see below).  Please also make use of the 'Spelling Shed' website to help support the learning of thesehttps://spellingshed.com. Every Year 5 child will also have access to 'Spell Zone' which provides you with your own bespoke spelling program online.

Year 5 and 6 Spellings: