Armley Park Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page!


Class Teacher: Mr Burns

Support Staff: Mrs Senior


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. 

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. 

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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