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Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

To get in touch with the Year 5 team, email :




Teacher– Mr Baker



Teacher– Mrs McNaboe


Year 5 Teaching assistants:

Miss Brooke, Miss Glastonbury, Mrs Gunning, Miss Pawson, Mrs Mays


Important dates

Reading records and leveled reading books taken home on a Monday and returned on a Friday .

PE: Tuesday and Wednesday (Come to school in PE kits)

Maths: Practise your times tables knowledge: 2s, 5s, 4s, 8s for this half term.


Useful links

TT Rockstars.


Reading Eggs


Spring 1 term (January – February)

Our two main focuses of learning this term are Life Cycles (science) and Vikings (history).

For our Lifecycles topic, we will be learning about the animal kingdom. This involves learning about the major groups – mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects – and their life cycles. We will then learn about humans and how they reproduce and grow.

Then we are learning about The Vikings. This is a look into the history of the notorious raiders. We are learning about how they lived, why they raided and learn a few surprising facts that you might not know…

Luckily, we have an amazing opportunity to remotely ‘visit’ the Jorvik centre in York who will be ‘zooming’ us in January to teach us more about this topic.


Our class book this half term is ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman

Year 5 have done some fantastic non-fiction writing based on our Viking topic. Here are some FAB examples:

Remote learning in Spring 1

We have been doing some fantastic remote learning this year and although there have been challenging circumstances, we have rose to the challenge! Here are a selection of photos of the remote learning:

Autumn 2 term (November – December)

Our two main focuses of learning this term are Space (science) and Coasts (geography).

For our Space topic, we will be learning about our Solar System, the movement of our Earth and why we have night and day and seasons. We will also be writing a letter home from Space and creating poetry based on the planets.

For our coasts topic, we will be learning about the geographical features of a coast and protesting against plastic pollution! We will also be creating a coastal vehicle in DT.

Our class book this half term is ‘Cosmic’ written by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Autumn 1 term (September – October)

Our topic for this term is the Anglo Saxons! In particular, we will be focusing on the history of this civilization and creating some Anglo Saxon art.

In science, we are looking at forces. We will be researching water resistance, air resistance and gravity!

Our class books this half term are ‘Wolves in the Walls’ by Neil Gaiman and ‘A Poem for every day of the year’ by various poets/authors.

Recent News

Viking writing in Year 5

Year 5 have been researching the Viking way of life this term, discovering the secrets of these feared warriors. We have written non-fiction information texts to explain what we have learnt about these fascinating people. Read more…

Year 5 Viking day!

Year 5  experienced what life might have been like for the Vikings by building dens, lighting fires and cooking ancient recipes! Obviously the Vikings wouldn’t have had the luxury of tarpaulin or cotton wool to Read more…

Year 5’s awesome Autumn 2!

In Year 5, we have been super busy this term with lots of brilliant learning. We have written a letter home from Outer Space from the perspective of Liam Digby, the main character in our Read more…

Activities for Year 5 literacy

Follow the links to research the Solar System! This information will be used in our poetry. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/space/ https://www.nasa.gov/specials/kidsclub/pictureshow/index.html https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ Good luck space explorers!

Year 5 Super E-Learners!

Well done to everyone doing a fantastic job of learning at home. We really enjoy reading emails and seeing photos of what you are getting up to, so please keep it up!! Here are a Read more…

Year 5a Fasta Pasta

5a had a brilliant cookery class with Mrs Houghton where we made a fast, healthy and delicious pasta dish. We used the claw technique to cut carrots and peppers and the bridge technique when chopping Read more…