News - Year 5

Rhinos dance in sports week

5a had a great session with the dance teacher. We are having a great sports week, thanks to Mrs Fotherby […]

Magic potions in science

This afternoon 5b created magical (scientific) mixtures of solids and liquids to see which ones would create enough gas to […]

Super Teagh!

Teagh always amazes us with the effort she puts into her home learning, but this week she surpassed herself… The […]

River art in 5a

5a had a great afternoon. After PE we created artwork inspired by rivers and will then use this to create […]

Art and maths in 5a

We had a great afternoon yesterday – the children who learnt the science art while we were at Malham were […]

Team building and a geo journey

  The children have been developing their orienteering and teamwork skills. We have developed our geographical knowledge and our knowledge […]

Small mammals

We were really lucky, we managed to trap two mice today, we had a good look at them, and then […]

A lovely morning in Malham

The sun is out , we have made our sandwiches and had a fantastic breakfast that will last us the […]

Adventures in Malham!

Year 5 have had a great start to their residential. We had very sunny weather, and then some rain. We […]

Year 5 stories inspired by ‘The Snowflake’

Year 5 have been really focused and created some amazing stories inspired by The Snowflake. They have been focusing on […]

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Talk in year 5

On the first Monday back, year 5 were very lucky to have a talk by the project manager, lead builder […]

Rhinos Inspiring Champions #2

Wow! We are back at the stadium with Leeds Rhinos with another group. They have been developing their team learning […]

Why is the rainforest important to us all?

Year 5 have had a fantastic start to their new learning topic. They have been very keen to learn all […]

Year 5a update

We have had a busy half term! Here are some photos of our learning this term. Active maths… Play rehearsal! […]

Inspiring Champions at Leeds Rhinos

Year 5 have been learning about being resilient learners at Leeds Carnegie Stadium. This has tied in really well with […]

Mummification in Year 5!

Year 5 learned all the gory details of the mummification process this afternoon, from bathing the body in a special salt […]

Maths in 5b

In maths today, the children of 5b gave Miss Diaper the lesson off as they became teachers of each other! […]

Christmas dinner

Today was Christmas dinner time at Park Spring where for one day only staff serve the children their dinner and […]

Year 5 poetry reading

For the past week, year 5 have been busy creating their own poems based on the coast/sea. Their hard work […]

Choir singing in Morrison’s

Today several members of the choir sang their hearts out in Morrison’s to raise money for Love the One. We […]

Have you got the Coast Factor?

Year 5 have been busily making their coasts. We are really looking forward to the families coming in to see […]

Maths in 5b

This morning, 5b were learning about finding the perimeter of a shape. We even drew on the tables! Shh, don’t […]

Friday fun celebrating children in need

Park Spring have had a chaotic but amazing day celebrating children in need. Some children from Year 5/6 went bag […]

Year 5 Loving learning!

We have had a really busy term already. They have enjoyed investigating separating materials after Mrs Digby had a stock […]

Year 5 Viking parent event

This morning, parents were invited back in time to the year 5 classrooms. We showed off our Viking learning from […]

Year 5 trip to Jorvik

On Monday, Year 5 took an exciting trip to York to experience the Vikings first-hand. We went to the Jorvik […]

School council meeting news

Today School Council have been busy coming up with fund raising ideas to make Park Spring a better place. This […]

5b Science

This week, 5b have been learning about air resistance and how to create the most air resistance by designing a […]

New School Food Ambassadors!

I am proud to announce our our new School Food Ambassadors for this year: Imogen and Ruach. We have had […]

Y5 Make Roman Numerals

Year 5 have been working on Roman numerals in maths and this week have used colourful lolly sticks and pencils […]

Reading Eggs and Mathletics

Stars of the Year

Here are the stars of the year!

100% attendance all year!

Year 6- Transition week

All the children had fun in their new classes last week and enjoyed lots of fun activities with their new […]

Year 5/6 final friendly football match

Year 5 and 6 had their last final friendly football match on Friday and it ended 1-1. The children were […]

Rounders tournament

Y6/y5 rounder’s tournament match report by Jacob and Tyler First thing at quarter-to 9 we all rushed to school, got […]

‘Big Sing’ at Leeds Town Hall

15 children from the choir and across KS2 participated in a ‘Big Sing’ event at the beautiful Leeds Town hall […]

Year 5 Debate

Year 5 have been working on creating a balanced argument in their literacy lessons. Should Leeds City Council allow a […]

KS2 music celebration assembly

KS2 celebrated their musical abilities yesterday by performing for the rest of KS2 and their parents. We had an amazing […]

5a Science

5a have been learning about Space and Materials in science over the past few weeks. Take a look at some […]

Year 5 Mosque visit

On Thursday 11th May, year 5 were fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Leeds Grand Mosque to learn […]

Star readers 19.05.17

Here are the KS2 star readers of this week!

~ More of Malham……..

Some photos of the children’s adventures on Thursday 😀   Luckily it was a bright, sunny day🌞🌞 We went fishing […]

~ Y5 Malham Visit so far…… ~

~ Y5 Malham Visit so far……   We arrived safely yesterday afternoon……   We’ve been having a great time so […]

5a raise money for Love the One

Year 5 were in fantastic form on Friday, they managed to raise over £100 for Love the One, helping shoppers […]

‘Love Food, Hate Waste Club’ returns to Park Spring!

The third set of ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ cooking sessions has now begun! This week we used some food from […]

Race for Love 30.3.17

Today we held our first ever Race for Love event at Park Spring. It started off as a small fundraising […]

Year 5/6 fundraising for Love the One

Year 5/6 thoroughly enjoyed raising money for Love The One today! The nail painting station and origami class went down […]

5a get a surprise visit from a Leeds Rhinos player…

Every Wednesday, 5a go to Leeds Carnegie stadium to learn about teamwork and other social skills. However yesterday we got  […]

Leeds Rhinos ‘Inspiring Champions’

Every Wednesday, 5a go to Headingly Carnegie Stadium. We learn various things such as how important healthy diets and exercise […]

A special visit for year 5…

This afternoon, year 5 were privileged to have a visit from the Leeds Utd player, Ronaldo Vieira! The team from […]

Park Spring’s got talent

There was some amazing talent on show at Park Spring’s got talent last night. So much so that the judges […]

5b Lego trip

Take a look at the fun 5b had on their two day trip to Crawshaw academy, where they spent the […]

5a Lego Experience

On Tuesday, 5a visited Crawshaw academy to learn about programming. We used laptops to type in code to make Lego […]

Maths in 5a!

This week in maths 5a have been immersed in different activities. From using lots of visual aids to help with […]

Internet safety day at Park Spring

KS2 have been having an exciting time learning about internet safety. They have been looking at how photos give information […]

Library Mascot Competition – Love our library

We need to love our library! As part of this we have launched a competition for children to design a […]

Crazy Catapults!

Year 5 recently took part in a ‘crazy’ catapult challenge as part of their Design and Technology learning. They each […]

Christmas sing along at Park Spring

Christmas Choir Events

The choir have been extremely busy over the Christmas period; we sang our hearts out with several other Leeds school choirs […]

Reading canon books!

Ever class in KS2 was presented with a set of books from their reading cannon to go in their reading […]

The Real Junk Food Project at Park Spring!

Last week we had an assembly delivered by ‘Fred the Fox’ and Kevin, the leader of ‘Fuel for School’ (the […]

Winter music celebration

Yesterday Key Stage 2 had their Winter music celebration event. The children were given an opportunity to show their instrument […]

Super Science

Last week in science, year 5 found out about how to separate materials. We created our own sieves and filters […]


KS2 Spellings 2016-2017   Please see the below links to each year group’s spellings for 2016-17:   Year 3   […]

Year 5 celebration!

Well done to year 5 for a fantastic first half term! We performed poetry to Key Stage 2 and parent […]

Halloween Disco 20.10.16

  Lots of fun was had at the halloween disco last night and the staff were impressed by some of […]

Exciting times in Year 5

Year 5 have had a very varied week with some great trumpet playing on Monday! Lots of interesting learning challenges […]

Park Spring celebrates Black History

At Park Spring to celebrate Black History we were lucky to have some visitors! The children in Year 5 and […]

Charity Day Year 6!

Yesterday Year 6 had a Charity day where they raised money for their chosen charity, including the RNLI, Love the […]

Year 5/6 Tasty Thursdays and rounders!

On Thursday afternoon Year 5 challenged year 6 to a rounders game! Both Year 5/6 showed great sportsmanship and maturity […]

Y5 Easter Production Rehearsals

Our Y5 children have been working very hard on practising for their Easter production.

Y5 Science Marvellous Mixtures Experiment Day

In Science, Year 5 took part in a number of experiments as part of their ‘Marvellous Mixtures’ topic. The most […]

World Book Day

It was a fantastic day last week – it was brilliant to see the brilliant effort put in by all. […]

Park Spring Primary Rugby tournament

Year 5 and 6 played in a rugby tournament on the last Wednesday of term with Tony, our coach from […]

KS2 Music celebration event

Thank you to everyone who took part in the KS2 Christmas celebration event. All the children were very brave and […]

Shooting through space- Year 5/6 visit from the planetarium

On Tuesday 15th September Year 5/6 had a visit from astrophysicist Kevin Reed and his planetarium. They loved sitting inside […]

I have a voice!

Year 5 and 6 teamed up to raise up a shout against injustice during Global Week. Following the theme of […]

Democracy day in KS2

On the 7th May children at Park Spring took part in democracy day. In key stage 2 we spent the […]

Mathletics: The Great Gold Bar Challenge

The great Gold Bar Challenge has finally come to an end and we are now busy collating the scores. We […]

Fluffy visits Year 5

Yesterday, Rhianna’s mum came to Park Spring to bring in Fluffy, a chicken which Rhianna has raised from an egg. […]

WW1 Army Bootcamp

The children in year 5 and 6 travelled back in time to WW1  this week to find out the answer […]

Year 5

Year 5 have had a great start to the year, we have started our trumpet lessons with Mr Tong. Harry […]

Year 5 Chess

Year 5 invited 2 classes of Year 5 pupils from Greenhill Primary School to participate in a chess tournament in […]

Malham Parents Afternoon

Year 5 invited parents to come into school on Tuesday 8th July, in the afternoon to look at the work […]

Team Challenge

Team challenge tonight was exciting and nerve racking as Year 5 had to complete 4 nail biting challenges. Firstly, the […]

Year 5 Boot Camp

On Tuesday 24th June, Year 5 was given the opportunity to take part in Boot Camp with Mrs Munton. This […]

Drama Day

Drama Day at Calverley Parkside Primary On Tuesday 5th May some Year 5 pupils and Mrs Clark went to a […]

Textiles Club

Throughout Spring term 2 Year 5 and Year 4 children have attended a Textiles Club after school on Thursdays. They […]

WW2 assembly

A huge thank you to all the parents that came to the Year 5 and Year 6 WW2 assembly. The […]

WW2 day year 5 and 6

On Monday 27th January the delightful year 5 and 6 children were transported (with the help of a spoonful of […]

Maths Investigators Day

This week saw Park Spring host a maths investigation day for children from our school and from the schools in […]

Reading Eggs

On the last week of term your child should have brought home a password and username for Reading Eggs / […]

School Council trip to the Houses of Parliament

  On Monday 18th November the School Concil went to London the visit the Houses of parliament. They were accompanied […]

Tag Rugby

On Friday, ten children from year 5 and 6 attended a tag rugby event at Stanningley Rugby club. Twenty schools […]

Visit from local MP Stuart Andrew

Today was an exciting day for the school council, as they had an important visit from their local MP Stuart […]

School Council

School councillors have just been announced with the following results. Your school councillors will meet on a regular basis to […]


The current year 4 and 5 children have been given homework over the summer holidays to prepare them for life […]

Circus Day

On the 17th July the circus came to town! Super Steve and Hilarious Harry put on a show the children […]

Ofsted Visit 2nd and 3rd July 2013

Dear parents and carer, For your information; The school is being inspected (tomorrow) Tuesday 2nd July and Wednesday 3rd July. […]

Netball Tournament

Congratulations to the Park Spring netball team, who played in the final of the West Leeds school netball event. All […]

Netball tournament

On Monday 25th March, the school netball team took part in the second round of an event held by Pudsey […]

Easter Egg Competition

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Easter Egg Competition. There were some fantastic entries but unfortunately only 1st, […]

Writing Competition

Congratulations to all of the children who have been chosen to have their writing work published. The year 5 and […]

Netball Tournament

On Monday 18th March, 6 Year 5 and 6 girls attended a netball tournament at Pudsey Grangefield. The girls played against […]

In upper KS2 we bang the drum!

This week Y5/6 were visited by Drum Culture; a music group who specialise in African Djembe drumming. Through the day they engaged […]

Professional Netball

On Friday 8th February, Miss Blake and Mr Parker took 6 lucky children to go and watch Yorkshire Jets v […]

What was life like for people in India?

The Time has come for year 5 and 6 to end their India Learning challenge. The children were asked 4 […]


Next Friday, 8th February, Miss Blake and Mr Parker will be taking 6 lucky year 5 and 6 girls to […]

India – a journey to the eastern world!

Over the last few weeks, Years 5/6 have embarked upon a journey, exploring the lifesyle of the people of India. […]

Year 5 Learning Challenge – Mr Barker needs to know!

As part of our curriculum challenge days Year 5 took part in a whole school investigation. It all began on […]

Netball club

On a Tuesday after school 3.15- 4.15. We welcome any Year 5 or Year 6 children.

Running Club

Every Monday from 3.15 – 4.15 Don’t forget your running gear: T-shirt Jogging bottoms Tracksuit top (now its getting cold!) […]


Year 5 and Year 6 are currently learning about the Tudors in their topic. They have learnt all about Henry […]