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. 

Reading Journals

The children have each been provided with a reading journal. We kindly request that you  hear your child read 3 or more times each week and then sign their journal. Regular reading will also mean the children can earn extra pink slips!


Please remember that P.E. kits are required for Tuesdays and Swimming kits will be required for Thursday Mornings.

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings Knowledge Organiser

Science Knowledge Organiser

Week beginning 10/1/2022


This week in Maths, we have been learning how to multiply 2 by 2 digit numbers using area models. We then moved onto abstract models. Here are some examples.


Try some of the link activities below.




This week in English, we have been learning how to use Parentheses, Conjunctions and subordinate clauses. Also we did some research about the Anglo-Saxons. Click on the tasks below.




In Guided reading, we have continued our text of Journey to Jo'burg and answering questions on the text. Here is a link to the story being read.


This week the children built their gear and pully mechanisms. Here is Patryk's model in action!


Still image for this video

Week beginning 3/01;2022


In Maths this week we have been learning how to multiply 1 by 2 and 3 digit numbers pictorially, contract and abstract.

Try the games below.


In English this week, we have been exploring the features of a non-Chronological report. Try the activities below to learn more.


In guided reading this week we have started our new book journey

to Jo'burg by  Beverley Naidoo.                          


Watch the video of the first chapter on the right.


We have been rehearsing our Shakespeare play, Macbeth, for Leeds Playhouse on the 1st of February.

Here is a version of the story.


This week in Science we have been investigating levers and Pullys.

Week beginning 18/10/2021

This has been our wonders of the world world. In Year 5 our wonder of the world was Paricutin.


We answered 4 by 4 digit addition questions about different measurements in Paricutin.



We wrote persuasive letters to farmers, who lived in Paricutin in the early 1940's persuading trying to persuade them why they should leave.


Guided reading

We answered different types of questions about a fact file on the location.



We used acrylic paints and different marbling techniques, to create abstract paints of magma and volcanos.



We created models to show how the tectonic plates contribute towards creating volcanos and some of their names and locations. Below is a link to show how these work.

Week beginning 11/10/2021


In Maths this week we began our new topic of addition of 3 and 4 digit numbers.

Here is a link to look at below.


In English this week, we continued our writing towards a newspaper report and learned about using inverted commas, direct and indirect speech and using time adverbials.

Here are some activities to try below.


Week beginning 27/9/2021


This week in maths we have been looking at sequencing numbers to 1,000,000 and  comparing numbers.

Below are some examples of games you could try to help with your learning.



In English this week, we completed our published diary entries. Here is our display and some examples of work.


Week beginning 20/09/2021


This week in Maths we have been learning how to write numbers in figures and words. we also learnt how to show numbers in a variety of forms including, Part-whole model, Bar models, Number line and by using counters.

Here are some examples.


Bar model                                     Part whole model          Counters              

Try using the place value counters below


This week we started writing and publishing our diary entries based on chapter 3 from Danny the Champion of the World. We used time adverbials, expanded noun phrases and emotive vocabulary.


Week beginning 13/9/2021


In Maths this week we learnt how to round to nearest 10, 100 and 1000. 

We learnt that depending where the digits 1,2,3,4 are then number will round down to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000 and that if there is a 5, 6, 7, 8,or 9 then the number will round up to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

For instance if the number is 154 then the closest 10 is 150 as there is a 4 in the Ones column 154.

However, if I round the same number to the closest 100 then I look at the Tens column (154). The digit is a 5 so it rounds up to the next 100 of 200.

If I round 1,356 to the closest 1,000 then I look at the Hundreds (1,356). There are 3 hundreds, so the number rounds down to 1,000.

Here is a link to a game that you could try.




I noticed how much the class like to play Multiplication and Division Bingo. so I have included it on our page too!



This week in English we have continued looking at the features of a diary while using our writing Stimuli of Danny the Champion of the World. We also learnt how to structure an expanded noun phrase to create sentences.                                              Below is an activity to try

Here is a short video that shows how expanded                     involving expanded noun phrases.

noun phrases work.

Below are some of the sentence washing lines that we created.


The class had their first session at Armley Leisure Centre this week. It was good to see how many of the children realised that they were better than they believed they were!

Week beginning 6/9/2021


This week in Maths we have been learning about Place Value and numbers to 10,000. The class created their own number animals. Can you work out their value?


Try the following games below.                                                                            


This week in English we have begun to identify the genre of a diary and label them by their features. Here are some examples of our learning.


Try the sorting game below by identifying the genre features.