Year 5 English worksheets

Free worksheets

Writing a book review in KS2 template
Use this template to write your book review. What was the book about? Share a few plot details. Who was your favourite character and why? Which was your favourite bit of the book and why? How many stars do you think the book should get?
Identifying silent letters worksheet
All of these words contain a silent letter. This means that the sound of that letter is not made when the word is spoken. Cut out the words above. Can you arrange them into the correct lists below and stick them down?
Roald Dahl wordsearch
Witches, foxes, earthworms and more – they're all wonderful characters from Roald Dahl's books. See if you can spot the names of 20 children, villains and creatures from The BFG, Danny the Champion of the world, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other Dahl classics in this wordsearch. How quickly can you complete it?
Reading comprehension pack (KS2): The Stolen Book of Spells cover
Reading comprehension doesn't have to be dull! The Stolen Book of Spells offers KS2 students an engaging story, challenging questions and a riddle to solve – they'll be so immersed in the narrative they won't even realise they're working on their literacy. Answers are provided so you can mark your child's work and help them improve their ability to comprehend, decode and interpret what they read.

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Easter crossword puzzle
Eggs, buns, flowers and bunnies - and chocolate, of course! Prepare for the school holidays by testing your knowledge of all things Easter-related with this quick crossword.
Valentine's Day wordsearch
Love is in the air... and in this wordsearch! Have fun finding the words in this Valentine's-themed puzzle for KS1 and KS2 children.
Word puzzles for Key Stage 2 English learning pack
Are you and your child tired of the same old English revision and practice sessions? Try something completely new and give them these fun English word puzzles instead! They'll review everything from connectives to apostrophes, using what they learn in class to solve codes, crosswords and wordsearches.

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Parents' Guide - reluctant reader to literacy lover
Why are some children reluctant to read, and what can you do to help them fall in love with books? From exploring non-fiction to making reading a feel-good pleasure, we explain how you can turn a reluctant reader into a bookworm. Happy reading!

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Writing informative text worksheet
Have your child pretend they're helping out a new boy or girl who's just arrived at their school by explaining all of the important things they'd need to know, from homework to PE.
Spotting facts and opinions worksheet
Use this worksheet to help your child learn to recognise sentences that are facts and sentences that are opinions.
Write a poem about snow worksheet
In this worksheet, your child can complete a poem about snow by filling in the blanks. Repeat the exercise to come up with a few different poems.
Write full sentences worksheet
Convert basic notes about a fun day at the Natural History Museum into full sentences and paragraphs.
Group 'i' before 'e' words worksheet
Help your child learn the "'i' before 'e' except after 'c'" rule by grouping the words that follow the rule and the ones that don't into the appropriate categories.

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Full stops, commas and capital letters practice worksheet
Help your child understand where and when to use commas and full stops by filling them into the text on this worksheet. Don't forget to add capital letters at the start of new sentences!

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Half-term wordsearch
Use this wordsearch during half-term to help your child with vocabulary and spelling while recognising words that are all about having fun!
Write a letter about your holiday worksheet
This exercise is a great way to help your child practise descriptive writing. Talk about recent holidays your family has gone on, and what your child remembers from them. Can they write a letter to a friend, telling them about the holiday?
Instruction text puzzle
This instruction text worksheet helps your child understand the correct way to explain a detailed process, and also gives you a recipe for a tasty treat!

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Witch's spell poem worksheet
Use this worksheet to think of ingredients for a spell. This activity encourages children to write an imaginative poem and set their words and pictures out in an eye-catching way.

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Winter nights poem worksheet
This worksheet will give your child a starting point from which to write an imaginative poem. Encourages thinking about interesting description and text layout.

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Seaside similes poem worksheet
A worksheet to encourage children to generate similes and then organise them into a poem.

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