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Alwoodley Primary School

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Year 5

Meet the team!



Year 5 is made up of two classes: 5LH and 5ES.


                 5LH                                                           5ES                                   Mrs Lambert (Mon-Thur) -     Miss Stevenson -

      Miss Hill (Fri) -                   


Our other adults supporting learning in Year 5 are Mrs Speight, Mrs Manning, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Watson.




Things to remember:


PE kit should be worn to school (PE is in the afternoon).

Library books should be returned.



New library books will be sent home.

Reading books should be returned.



PE kit should be worn to school (PE is in the afternoon).

Homework needs to be completed/returned and new homework will be set.

New reading books will be sent home.



Spelling test will take place and new spellings given.


Optional home learning tasks (set every half term)


In Year 5, we continue to learn and enhance our VIPERS reading skills, which are first introduced in Nursery. There are six skills and we develop these in our daily reading session, as well as fluency. We read a range of text types and they are often linked to current affairs or our foundation subjects.



Reading is fundamental to learning across the curriculum and is practised regularly, every day through a variety of different activities.


  • Our English lessons are related to a novel or a non-fiction text. We explore these model texts using our 'VIPERS' skills to deepen our understanding and to enhance our writing sessions.
  • Children have lots of opportunities to read in class; aloud during whole class reading; with a partner, 1:1 with an adult or individual reading for pleasure. 
  • At the end of the day, we are able to enjoy a story read by our class teacher.


5LH are currently reading 'The Many Worlds of Albie Bright'' by Christopher Edge as their class novel and 5ES are reading 'I Swapped My Brother on the Internet' by Joe Simmons.

Please explore our page to see some of the exciting learning that has been taking place in Year 5.

Samba practise 🎶

When 5LH get full marks in their spellings …..

For Science Week, Yr5 built earthquake proof buildings from cocktail sticks and marshmallows and tested them using jelly for the ground.

We had a special visitor in school, Paul, who brought us his lovely animals to show us.

Year 5 have been using Xylophones and Glockenspiels to play along with the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.

We have used digi maps to explore which volcanoes are closest to Leeds.

Year 5 have studied the artist 'Alberto Giacometti' and created 3D models inspired by his work.

Year 5 at the Jorvik Viking Centre discovering what a real Viking village was like, digging for artefacts and finding out about Viking battle tactics.

Vector drawings

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In computing we have been developing our vector drawings. The challenge here was to use a range of skills including: copying, pasting, resizing and adding special effects to turn a vector penguin into a vector parrot!

Investigations in science

5ES Enrichment - the Anglo-Saxons were primarily farmers who were skilled crafts-people and some were great warriors. The children enjoyed incorporating what they have learnt to create their own intricate Anglo-Saxon weaponry and homesteads.

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