Shooters Grove Primary School

Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S65HN

0114 2342268


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

 The teachers in Year 5 are Miss Russell, Miss Ciandella and Mr Hargreaves (Wednesdays). The teaching assistants are Miss Hallam and Mrs Buss. 

If you can promise to work hard, we can promise to make your time in Year 5 enjoyable, memorable and fun.

 Most of the work in Year 5 is organised around interesting and enjoyable themes which are:

  •  Invaders
  •  Rainforests
  •  Inventors and Innovators 
  •  Raging Rivers

 There are lots of opportunities to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities throughout the year.

We hope that we all enjoy our year together, work hard and learn lots!

What's it like to be in Year 5?

  “In Y5 it’s really good because you are upstairs and you can see everything.”

 “You feel really grown up in Year 5.”

 “The teachers are really nice.”

 “Y5 is exciting and you get to do really fun things.”

 “You get to earn more privileges and the work is more advanced.”

 Advice to new Year 5s

  • Prepare yourself for hard work and try your best
  • Use what you know to find out what you don’t know
  • Remember that you are now in the upper juniors and that you are expected to set a good example at all times.

Our Learning 


We read and write a range of texts related to our themes including reports, diaries and persuasive texts. We also look at a variety of poems and stories by different authors and from different cultures and traditions.


We build on our mathematical skills and learn lots of new ways to solve number problems by using what we know to find out what we don’t know. It’s not all numbers though, we also continue to work on 2D and 3D shapes and enjoy collecting and interpreting data linked to our interests.


We continue to improve our scientific skills and knowledge across the three themes.  We will look at:

  • Life cycles
  • Food chains
  • Forces
  • Earth and Space
  • Changing states

History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and D&T will be taught through the four themes:

Invaders – Re-live the legacy of the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons; find out about the invasions, their settlements and their way of life.

Rainforests – Discover the rainforests of the world and the hidden treasures that lay within. Find out about the country of Brazil.

Inventors and Innovators - Investigate famous inventions from the past and focus on the history of entertainment. Be in charge of your own stall at our Y5 Funfair!

Raging Rivers – Find out how rivers are formed and how they impact upon the landscape. Discover the past history of our local area and the impact of The Great Sheffield Flood.


In October, we will be visiting Tatton Park to launch our Viking theme.

In November, we will visit ‘Peak Venture’, a residential, outdoor activity centre near Penistone. This is an excellent opportunity for you to take part in lots of adventurous activities including archery and climbing.

Throughout the year, we will make good use of our locality for history and geography work.


Home learning:


Home Learning Packs


 Pack 1