Year 5 Class News

Allergen Grange Sports Day 2024

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2024 by Miss Wilson

Some of our speedy Y5 and Y6s took part in Allerton Grange’s annual primary school sports day!

We took part in a range of events such as 200m sprint, javelin and 50m relay.

We had a brilliant morning and even managed sixth place! Well done to everyone for taking part.

Production: Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits!

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

Hi everybody!

Please make sure you bring your costumes and props outlined in last week’s letter to school no later than Friday 21st June, in a named plastic bag. If you don’t have any of the items listed for your role, please let an adult in Year 5 or Year 6 know before this Friday.

Keep practising your lines at home and get into the character you are portraying!

Thanks everyone!

PE: Tennis

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

This half term our focus sport is Tennis. So far, we have practised our throwing, catching, serving and striking skills. Year 5 are now trying to hit a moving object with accuracy.

Today, we played hand tennis to help with our hand-eye coordination. The children also had time to explore with a ball and racket each. Our challenge is to improve our ‘keepy-uppies’ score. At the end of the lesson, we moved on to tennis football, where the children had to hit the ball into each other’s goals whilst the defenders stopped the ball with their racket.

Help at home: Go outside and practise throwing and catching with a tennis ball. Or, why not try our ‘keepy-uppies’ challenge? What’s your best score?

England Schools’ Swimming Association Primary Team Championships

Posted on Sunday 16 June 2024 by Mrs Taylor

This weekend, our Year 5 and 6 swimmers took part in this prestigious national finals event at Ponds Forge, Sheffield after recently qualifying in the North East regional heat.

Competing against schools from all over the country from Westminster to Guernsey to Devon, and with tough competition, all the team put in 100% in their mixed stroke and freestyle races. For some of our swimmers, this was their first experience of competitive swimming. We are very proud of how well all the children represented Moortown with such a great, supportive team spirit.

A huge thanks go to parents for their support with the team over the two events.

Races can be watched back on the following link.

1:08:00 lane 2 mixed stroke

2:40:50 lane 7 freestyle


We are designers!

Posted on Wednesday 12 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

This half term we are designers. In yesterday’s lesson, the children learnt/recapped how to tie a knot, thread a needle and create a running stitch. Year 5 were very resilient and had lots of concentration.

Help at home: Why not practise the running stitch? Discuss the difference between a running stitch and back stitch.

What can you achieve?

Posted on Monday 10 June 2024 by Mrs Taylor

Today, Jess Wright, who is a coach with PE Partner and leads one of our after-school clubs, came to speak to the children in an assembly.

At only 17, Jess has been playing football for over ten years and currently plays for Sheffield Wednesday. She also coaches at different levels from children to adults and referees too.

Jess has another role which is to try to get children, especially girls, into football and providing opportunities for children who want to get involved.

Jess shared information of how to get involved in local physical activities. This could be our school after-school clubs, other local physical activities listed in our guide for parents and carers or other opportunities especially around football and getting girls into football.

Leeds City JFC are a local club looking for new members especially in their girls teams.

Wigton Moor JFC are another local club with opportunities.

Catalan Soccer offer classes and camps.

Thank you to Jess for coming into school to inspire the children and to share her experiences around football and the opportunities and skills it provides.

Super Science at Allerton Grange!

Posted on Friday 07 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

Today, Year 5 went to Allerton Grange for a science lesson. The children leant a lot of new words: pH, alkali and hydrophobic! They also were able to practise their pipetting skills. We had try to identify unknown chemicals by using indicators. The children were amazing at following instructions and had a wonderful time.


Design & Technology: How have designers changed the world?

Posted on Thursday 06 June 2024 by Miss Goswami

This week, Year 5 have started their design and technology topic. Our first lesson looked at how designers have changed the world. The children had time to research three different designers: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Lewis Latimer.

Year 5 discussed that they changed the world in lots of different ways:

  • Isambard’s bridges meant that people could join together and travel over water.
  • George’s locomotive meant that people could travel faster and more efficiently as well as hauling larger quantities of coal out of mines.
  • Lewis’ electric lightbulb meant that people could have light immediately and stop using candles.

All of these designers were creative, imaginative and problem-solvers. They all had great determination, perseverance and scientific skills.

Help at home: What other designers do you know? How did they change the world?


Posted on Tuesday 04 June 2024 by Mrs Taylor

Today, some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Leeds School Games Y5/6 mixed cricket event at Old Leos.

It was a cold and damp June day for the event but despite the conditions, the children worked hard as a team and performed some great cricketing skills. Well done to all the children who took part and thanks to Mrs Russell and Miss Kidd for taking and supporting the children.


Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2024 by Mrs Taylor

This week, thirty of our Key Stage 2 pupils took part in the Brownlee Foundation Mini Triathlon event at John Smeaton. This is always a great event and it introduces the children to the elements of triathlon – a swim, a bike ride and a run.

Well done to all the children for taking part.

If your child is interested in triathlons, please see more details in our physical activity guide or have a look at this bike and run offer at the Brownlee Centre.