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Year Five

5N Miss Nolan – Teacher

Miss Dockerty – Teaching Assistant

5H Miss Huby – Teacher

Miss Scruton – Teaching Assistant

Homework & Reading

In year 5 children are responsible for choosing and changing their own reading book from a wide selection in the classroom. Please take time to read with your child every day, sign and make a comment in their reading record. Just reading two or three pages each day will enable your child to make good progress in reading. If you have any questions or would like additional support please feel free to come in and have a chat. Please also ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day. We will send a piece of relevant homework and spellings to learn every Friday. This should be returned by the following Friday at the latest.

Learning in English and Maths

In English we cover the learning objectives set out in the new National Curriculum. This includes a full range of topics over the course of the year. Our non-fiction topics include recounts, explanation texts, instructions, newspaper reports, discussion texts, poetry and persuasive writing. Our fiction writing involves writing a range of narrative stories, such as: legends, descriptions, suspense and mystery and fiction from our literary heritage. In addition we will read a variety of texts as a whole class. Grammar learning is incorporated daily into our literacy lessons. In Mathematics we also follow the objectives set out by the National Curriculum. We will build lessons around promoting children’s problem solving, reasoning and fluency. Children will develop understanding of place value, approximation, estimation and rounding with numbers up to 1,000,000. Within addition, subtraction, multiplication and division the children will use both formal written methods and mental strategies to solve a range of calculations.  

Maths Primary Schemes of Learning

Other Curriculum Subjects

Autumn Term

In the Autumn Term our Science topics will be Earth and space and forces. We will investigate how the Earth and planets move in relation to the sun and explain the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. Children will work to understand forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. In Design Technology children will design, make and evaluate a moving toy with an Earth and space theme. As part of our Geography curriculum we will be undertaking a comparative study of the UK and China. Linked to this is our History topic of The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China. In Art we will study the artists Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse and use their work to replicate the styles they used in our own work. In RE our focus in Autumn will be Islam, we will learn about traditions of the religion and important journeys made by influential Islamic people. Our PE coaches will develop the children’s skills within invasion, striking and fielding games and Gymnastics.


Year 5 – Latest News

Y5’s assembly about the Victorian era

This morning was Y5’s assembly about the Victorian era. They showcased their knowledge about what life was like for Victorian children. They looked at life in the Victorian classroom and how it compared to modern day life and explained how many children had to work to... read more

High School Musical

Well Y5/6 excelled this year with a 2 day sell out production of High School Musical….. literally all singing and all dancing. The best thing I have ever done in school.... read more

Year 5 Visit to Saltaire

Year 5 had the opportunity to visit Saltaire last week and we absolutely loved it! Saltaire is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village is situated on the River Aire. Designed by architects, Lockwood and Mawson, Salts... read more

Y5 Bikeability

This week, year 5 participated in a cycle training course to learn techniques for riding safely on the road. They learnt how to get on and off the bike, start off and pedal, stop under control, manoeuvre around obstacles and signal right and left. Once the training... read more

Y5 visited Leeds Grand Mosque

Today year 5 visited Leeds Grand Mosque. In RE we have been learning about the religion of Islam and the trip to the mosque supported us with this learning. The teachers at the mosque were very impressed with the knowledge we already had, but they were able to teach... read more

Y5 Leeds East Academy visit

Year 5 children visited Leeds East Academy for the brilliant School of Rock performance. We were treated like VIPs as we had our very own private show! The singing and acting was sensational and we couldn’t help but sing along! The children came back to school feeling... read more

Y5 best residential ever!

Many thanks to the beautiful Y5 children who shared the #best ever Residential….. in #Whitby with all @ParklandsLeeds – brought a tear to my sharing the wonderful... read more

Y5’s The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Y5 this morning wowed the school with their drama rendition of CS Lewis’s novel – The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe …. the acting was sublime and the reading and music complimented each other to perfection. Take a bow... read more

Y5 for an unbelievable 98% #Attendance

It’s a huge well done to ALL Y5 for an unbelievable 98% #Attendance this term making them #Champions here @ParklandsLeeds ….. #AttendanceMatters – it really does. @missnolan91 is ecstatic – selection box all around read more

Y5/6 Pantomime – Aladdin

Well it’s the cherry on top of the cake @ParklandsLeeds as Y5/6 do a pantomime- Aladdin ….. such beautiful singing and great lead roles by Rio and Morgan as Aladdin and... read more