Armley Park Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page!


Class Teacher: Mr Burns

Support Staff: Miss Morrison

Email: [email protected]


We hope you enjoy looking at our class page. We will update this regularly throughout the year with photographs of what we have been doing and also with key information which you may find useful. If you have any questions, please contact the class teacher who will be able to help. 

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September newsletter

What are we learning about this year?

Learning at Home


Please see the information below about how you can help with learning at home. If you need any advice or support, please contact the class teacher. 

Week beginning 6th September 2021

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 page this year!

The class have begun to settle well into their new year and apply themselves into their new learning.




The class have learnt how to identify digits in 4 digit numbers and use them to solve problems. They also created their own number monsters. What values do you think they are?


We started the week by learning about the 6 different types of nouns and their differences. These are: Proper, Abstract, Collective, Common, Compound and Concrete.

We also started reading the first few chapters of Danny the Champion of the World and then explained the events in the story. Then we role played the events from the story.


We used our reading of Danny the Champion of the World to help us answer inference and author's choice questions. Making sure that we got our evidence from the text. This was followed by reading a poem called the Mechanic and then using evidence to help us understand what the text was about.

Since returning to school

I have been impressed how Year 5 have returned to school. 

We have been reading the book Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and creating figurative poems about Grendel, that use simile, Metaphor and alliteration. Below is our display and an example of a pupil's efforts.

We have also been researching about the Vikings and creating masks.

This week

This week we have been having fun in the hall with games that Mr Johnson created.

Week 9

This week in Topic we created Mayan masks that depicted Mayan gods.

We also did some role play in our English lesson, that was based on when the pheasants escaped from a specially designed pram.

Week 8

This week in Science we investigated the force of water resistance by investigating the time taken for different shaped boats to travel across a set distance.

Week 7

This week in Science we investigated Friction by measuring the force in Newtons on different surfaces.

Week 6

This week in English we continued to read Danny the Champion of the World and investigated the features in newspapers. 

We also created coil clay pots as part of our learning about the Mayans.

Week 5

This week in English we have continued developing our diary writing skills and then applied these to begin to write a diary entry about Danny the Champion of the World.


Later in the week, we met with Armley Park Ranger, who showed us how he maintains the park by collecting seeds to regrow. He also showed us how seeds disperse from trees using the wind, rain and by animals eating the fruit.


Week 4

This week we  were reading our book  Danny Champion of the world by Roald Dahl. We acted out parts of the story and created a story board of events.

Guided reading

We have been learning our new approach to reading books. This involves a quick-fire warm up comprehension task. of 6 questions, whereby we recap previous events.

Then discussing in pairs.            Then thinking on our own about what has happened.           Finally a solo task


We use these sessions to develop different reading skills.

Authors choice: understanding the messages the author is trying to convey.

Retrieval: using skimming and scanning skills to find straight forward answers.

Inference: What the text does not include but we can work out for ourselves.

Explain: connect ideas by interpreting different ideas in a text together and explaining how they relate.
Prediction: we consider what we have already read to inform us what we think could happen next.

Summarise: children round up in a few words what a chapter or a paragraph was all about.



Well done to Fabio who got  recognised for showing determination in improving his score in TT Rockstars and Antony who showed independence when solving his Maths problem solving questions.

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When we were in Year 4...