Year 5

The Learning Leopards

Year 5  ( 18.19 )

Keep up to date with all that is happening in class by following our twitter feed:

Year 5 key information:

(Please scroll down below key information for weekly class updates)

Homework Email:

Lot’s of creative homework is happening and we want to provide you with an easy way to share it. Have you just finished making a model? Is your homework a creative project like a science experiment? Any homework that is not in homework books can now be evidenced with a few snaps and emailed to your class teacher! Be as creative as possible and evidence your homework the easy way.

Year 5 Homework Email:

Autumn  Homework:


Y5 Autumn term 2 updated

Spring  Homework

Y5 Spring term 1

Y5 Spring term 2

Summer  Homework

Y5 Homework Summer 1

Y5 Homework Summer 2

Reading Challenge Homework

Reading Journal activities (for Spring 1)

Reading Journal Spring 2

Reading Journal activities Summer 1

Reading Journal Activities Summer 2 Year 5

Autumn  Spelling Rules and Common Exception Words:

Below are links to your child’s half termly spelling rule and the common exception words they will be tested on this half term.





Autumn 1  Spelling Rule – Weekly Spelling List

Autumn 1 Spellings Year 5

Autumn 2 Spellings Year 5

Spring Spelling Rules and Common Exception Words:

Year 5 Common Exception Words spring 1

Year 5 Common Exception Words Spring 2

Spring 2 Spellings Year 5 (All spellings for the half term)

Summer Spelling Rules and Common Exception Words:

Summer 1 Spellings Year 5

Summer 2 Spellings Year 5

Our topics covered this year will be:

Y5 Topics and useful websites

The elements we will be covering are:


Year 5 National Curriculum Objectives

You can help your child by:

  • Helping your child to explore the websites listed above
  • Asking your child questions about the topics covered
  • Supporting the completion of creative homework

In Literacy the genres we will be covering are:

  • Descriptive writing: real/non-fiction animals and places
  • Eye-witness reports
  • Film playscripts and narrative adaptation
  • Scientific reports
  • Author study
  • Internet pages
  • Blogs
  • Speeches
  • Persuasive radio adverts
  • Poetic style
  • Instructions
  • Narrative poems
  • Mystery stories
  • Persuasive leaflets
  • Myths and legends
  • Book/film reviews
  • Science-fiction
  • Limericks

You can help your child by:

– Encouraging your child to read at home by reading with them and signing their reading record

– Encouraging your child to practice their spellings

– Encouraging your child to bring their reading record into school daily for 1:1 and independent reading time

In Maths we will be covering the objectives for year  5

These can be found at

You can help your child by:

– Practicing the times tables that the children are currently learning
– Applying skills taught in school and allowing children to share methods of calculations
  • We have purchased a subscription to Times Tables Rockstars – please use it at home to support the learning of multiplication facts.
  • Another Times Table game can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Homework is set on:

Friday afternoons, and is due back in no later than Wednesday morning. If your child does not understand the homework set, please encourage them to ask Mr Butterwood  to explain it to them again.

Other important information:

We practice a different spelling rule each  half term, and the children are given a list of spellings to practice at home. A re-test is done 2 weeks after the spelling rule is introduced. Some of the spellings on the re-test will be from the original list given to the children, whilst some will be new words that follow the spelling rule. Therefore it is important that the children understand the spelling rule so that they can apply it to new words. You can help your child by talking to them about the spelling rule and asking them to spell words which follow the rule that aren’t on the list given to your child.

Could you please make sure that your child’s name is on each piece of uniform and PE kit, including their tie. This is so that we can easily identify any lost uniform.

To ensure uniform remains clean, we are advising all children to bring in an old shirt to wear over their uniform when painting and carrying out creative work in lessons.

If you would like to discuss any of these aspects further feel free to make an appointment.


Mr Butterwood

A.S.A Diversity Week  – Disability 


Our first class topic focused on learning about Disability. We wanted to learn more about how people live, learn and work their day-to-day life. We created questions for a carer (who works with young adults with varied learning difficulties) and her clients. We were lucky enough to meet these people and gain some extraordinary insight into their lives. The topic really made us reflect on people’s varied needs but best of all we made new friends and had great fun! Some of the pictures are posted below but be sure to check out our class Twitter page (Link at the top of this page) to see more examples of our work and our class display!

Below is the archived page from the previous  17.18 Year 5 Cohort:

L.T.L Enterprise Challenge – Trust Winners – You’re Hired!

Environment Award Winners – Clean cloakrooms, excellent corridor behaviour and playground litter control

Survival S.T.E.M

Year 4 and 5 Christmas Museum Light Switch on and Carols

Year 4 and 5 Christmas Showcase


Prince William Award

 Below is the archived page from the previous  16.17 Year 5 Cohort:

The Radiant Rockets


Ice Pops in the sun


Mondrian Art


Nature Week

Year Five children were very pleased to see the arrival of at least 30 tadpoles in class this morning. As part of their homework, the children researched lots of information around how to care for tadpoles. Today marks the start of the class’s long-term nature study observing the changes of tadpoles over time.


Nature Week

World Book Day



Tiny Hearts First  Aid


Bike Ability

The Radiant Rockets embraced the fresh spring weather as they began their Bike Ability assessments. The children worked very well on a range of skills that they had to master before riding on the road around school.



The Great Exhibition – Save Mi-Shell

The Great Exhibition topic is proving to be very exciting for children in Year 5 as they take the role of Scientists and Technology designers. The children received a design brief which outlined an Egg-Mission. Before designing their products, the children carried out some very specific scientific enquiries. Pictures of their exploration lessons and enquiry lessons are posted below.





Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st.
The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March (Martie in Romanian).

The children loved learning about a tradition from another culture. Mrs. Risipitu told the children all about this very important occasion and explained how it is celebrated in Romania. It is believed that these celebrations would bring prosperity and health to all. Every child created their own Mărțișor card and broach to give to a female in their family. Below are pictures of the children celebrating Mărțișor.



Mining -Settings


Mining -Settings

Today, the children began planning and preparing their mining setting backdrops. Together, the children came up with some fantastic plans ranging from scenes representing the Miner’s Strike to children being woken up and forced and to work during Victorian times. Here’s what the children achieved today, further pictures to follow.


Mining – Debate Time

The children have recently started a topic focusing on modern mining and mining in the past. As part of the topic, the children generated reasons for and against mine closures in Britain. They assessed the points of Margaret Thatcher’s Government alongside the impact on the miners and their families. Pictures of the heated debate are posted below (all children became friends again after the debate had ended).


Young Voices Sheffield Arena January 2017

Key Stage 2 singing club’s hard work finally paid off when they got to take part in a live musical performance. The children were full of energy and ready to sing the night away. Pictures of this very rewarding event are posted below:



Year 5 Animal Antics

The children returned to school to start 2017 with a new topic called Animal Antics. Within this science topic, the children investigated the different ways fossils are formed and the different clues they suggest about the past. Pictures of the Year Five Archaeologists are posted below:


Year 5 and 6 Christmas Showcase

It has been a very busy time for the children in years 5 and 6 on the run up to Christmas. As part of the children’s joint enterprise project venture, the classes have worked together to design and create Christmas decorations, create (and perform) a musical production showcase, make and sell buns and act in a music video production. The final day of the project saw lots of parents attending the showcase to support their children along with a rush to purchase the music video the children created. Thank-you to all the parents and adults who were involved and supported their children. Pictures of the magical event are posted below.


A Surprise Visit From St. Nicholas

The Bishop Saint Nicholas was very busy on the night of the 5th. As children arrived in school on the 6th they were greeted with a table full of delicious treats. The most famous story about St. Nicholas tells how the custom of hanging up stockings to get presents in first started! Below are some pictures of the children with their fabulous treats positioned by our class tree.


The Complete Athlete

The Year 5 Super Scientists have started a new topic focusing on the human body. The children loved using song and drama to learn all about the Circulatory System and they created a detailed model about how it works. The children also learnt about the main components of blood and how they function. After studying these, the children brought in an array of treats and liquids to use in the creation of their own blood samples. Every sample was unique and the children gave detailed explanations about why they represented each component in that given way.


Year 5 Defy the Laws of Physics

Year 5 children have really enjoyed their science topic this week! The children carried out practical experiments testing solids, liquids and gases while learning about the way their particles behave. The children combined science and drama to role-play being a particle and finally explored Non-Newtonian fluid. The results were amazing! When pressure was applied the mixture turned into a solid and when pressure was removed it became a liquid. Photos of the lesson are posted below:


Year 5 Pupil Worship Committee Representatives are elected

Year 5 children have today been introduced to a new child-led role in school – PWCs! Lot’s of children were extremely eager to share their views and opinions on why they should be a PWC representative. The children gave clear, concise and interesting short speeches; however, after voting, there could only be two representatives. With the an abundance of tension present, it was revealed that the class votes rendered Jasmin Kirton-Satur and George Mitchell successful in their campaign to become WPCs! Congratulations go to these children along with all the other children who bravely put themselves forward. Pictures of the democracy are posted below:


Time to Test the Rivers – Life vest and dingies at the ready!

28.9.16                 River Explorers

Year 5 have been creating the features of rivers as part of their ‘Natural Disasters’ topic. There may be trouble ahead!

26.9.16                                  Islam Study

As part of their Islam topic, the children have made some fabulous Subha Bracelts.

23.9.16               Year 5 Roald Dahl Dress up Day!

Lots of effort went into some very creative costumes by both the children and their parents. Below is a class photo of the Rockets portraying their favourite Roald Dahl characters.


21.9.16               Year 5 Creative Homework! 

An exciting range of creative homework is now coming into class. Here is a sample of what the Radiant Rockets have been working on at home to support their Natural Disaster theme.

21.9.16               Year 5 Vulcanologists at work! 

As part of the Natural Disasters topic Year 5 have been studying Volcanoes….and today the playground echoed to a series of eruptions as a whole chain of Volcanoes erupted to the delight of the class.

Stand by for flooding, earthquakes and even the possibility of an avalanche!