Year 5 Class News

Remarkable Writing

Posted on Tuesday 26 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share some of the fantastic writing that’s been happening in Y5 and Y6 recently, both at home and in school. Children have been creating their own planets, including maps and loads of links to geography learning. Classes in Moortown, Scholes (Elmet) and St James’ have all been working on the same projects, and the end products look great! Children should be really proud of what they’ve created.

Here are just some of the great examples that I’ve been sent. If you’d like to send yours in, I’d love to see it! (Send me an email – [email protected])

In St James’… How awesome is this?

In Moortown, Y6… What a great effort!

In my class: Moortown, Y5… This one even had an accompanying video!

This one included lots of the things we’ve been working on recently and included great vocabulary:

Scholes (Elmet) children have been really creative too…

At St James’ again… Working hard to create amazing planets!

Amazing presentation, fantastic ideas and great writing skills on show!

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Posted on Monday 18 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Last term, we enjoyed reading  The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse in class. It’s a wonderful story of hope, friendship and happiness.  The illustrations inside are beautiful and there are really important messages throughout. I think it might be one of my favourite books in recent years.

A helpful parent has spotted an audio version of the text on BBC Sounds. Check it out soon – it’s only available for 13 days.

Y5 home learning and fun in the snow!

Posted on Monday 18 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Lots of us having been getting stuck into our home learning this week with some fantastic maths, reading, writing and science all sent to me over the week.

Science seems to have been a complete hit, with quite a few children sending in wonderful photos of their models of the solar system. Check them out!

We’ve also enjoyed making snowmen. Look at our wonderful creations!

Someone in our class is a First News journalist!

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Someone in our class has been published in a national newspaper: First News. Children at Moortown are all familiar with this as we have it in class regularly so it’s SUPER exciting to see one of our own inside its pages!

A massive well done for this one!

Sensational Snowmen Sighted!

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I hope you and your family are well. To help us feel connected, I’d like to share some photos of what you’ve been up to. Email your photos or news to [email protected]

Here’s a great photo of an awesome snowman that was sighted by someone in our class on a local golf course.

Did any of you have a chance to sledge at the weekend? Send me some photos and I’ll stick them up here!

All the best,

Mr Owen


Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mr Owen


I just wanted to say a massive and belated thank you to all parents and children for your lovely Christmas cards and gifts. A special thanks to all that contributed towards my amazing voucher! I look forward to making good use of it over lockdown – I think take aways are still possible.

Sorry this is so belated… I’d planned on coming out to thank parents in person but it’s been an unexpected start to the term.

I hope you’re all well and I’ll look forward to seeing all my class soon on our daily Zooms.

All the best,

Mr Owen

Important: changes to home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! But what a strange start… I’m here to help, so please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help support learning at home: [email protected]

I’ve recorded this short video explaining some changes that will be made to home learning from Friday. Mr Roundtree will be communicating more tomorrow.

I hope you and your family are all well.

All the best,

Mr Owen

Happy Christmas from Y5!

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi adults at home!

As it’s the last week, we’ve put together a little Christmas video for you. Check it out! (They’re snowballs at the end, honest!)

Santa dash Friday 11 December

Posted on Wednesday 09 December 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds North East Schools Sport Partnership is delighted to be supporting the School Games National Santa Dash 2020 on Friday 11 December and we are excited to be taking part.
During the school day, each class will have a time when they can run, walk, skip, hop around the school grounds to get active.
Children can wear their PE kit and are encouraged to add some festive cheer by bringing a santa/elf hat, some tinsel, antlers or painting their nose red. These should be brought to school and worn for the Santa Dash only.
There is no monetary contribution needed for this event.

More wonderful books!

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mr Owen

We’ve just received a wonderful selection of new books! Yipee!

They are mainly amazing looking non-fiction books that we can ‘dip into’ whenever we want something to read that’s not our normal story books. There are books on anatomy, books on space, some on food and history and a wonderful one on adventuring and exploring that I really want for myself. We have some great poetry books too!

Children were very excited to start reading!

We LOVE reading in Y5!