Year 5 English worksheets by School Year

Write a letter about your holiday worksheet

Write a letter about your holiday

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?
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Instruction text puzzle

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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Perfect Punctuation Workbook

Perfect Punctuation Workbook

Full stops, commas, semi colons, apostrophes… Whatever aspect of punctuation your child is grappling with, we’ve come up with a bumper pack of 60 activities to help them practise, as well as a parent's refresher guide to each punctuation mark and how it's used.
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Have fun with spelling

Does your child’s spelling really let their writing down? Have fun with spelling offers you practical and effective strategies to help support your child’s learning at home, based on a real understanding of how spelling is taught and why it’s tricky to master. The bad news? Your child will be beating you at Scrabble before you know it!
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Descriptive writing using the senses

Descriptive writing using the senses

A weird and wonderful new creature has been discovered and you’re one of the only people in the world to have seen it with your own eyes! Share your experience by writing a description of the creature using your senses.
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Writing a diary entry worksheet

Writing a diary entry

This worksheet shows an example diary entry and then encourages children to write their own, thinking about various features of diary writing.
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Witch's spell poem worksheet

Witch's spell poem

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

Winter nights poem

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

Seaside similes poem

A worksheet to encourage children to generate similes and then organise them into a poem.
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Writing poetry from prose

This worksheet encourages children to look at a piece of prose and improve it with their own phrases, before transforming the prose into a poem.
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Writing a haiku worksheet

Writing a haiku

This worksheet shows children how to structure a haiku and then gives them prompts on how to write their own.
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Writing an acrostic poem worksheet

Writing an acrostic poem

A worksheet encouraging children to think of ideas and then structure them into an acrostic poem.
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Writing a limerick worksheet

Writing a limerick

A worksheet encouraging children to read a limerick and think about its structure, then structure their own limerick.
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Writing about your favourite poem worksheet

Writing about your favourite poem

A worksheet giving prompts for children to think and write about the setting, structure and language of their favourite poem.
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Analysing spoken commentary

Analysing spoken commentary

This worksheet encourages children to listen to a spoken commentary and analyse it.
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Writing haiku poems worksheet

Writing haiku poems

A sheet encouraging children to choose a theme and then write three haikus that share this theme.
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Word choice worksheet

Word choice

Children are given a list of sentences with one word missing; they are then prompted to choose a word from the list given to improve the sentence.
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Structuring a haiku worksheet

Structuring a haiku

Children are encouraged to read these haikus and then think about the way haikus are structured.
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Using unstressed vowel words worksheet

Using unstressed vowel words

Your child needs to read the incomplete sentences and then choose a word from the list at the bottom to complete it. Each word in the list contains an unstressed vowel.
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Using question marks, commas and exclamation marks worksheet

Using question marks, commas and exclamation marks

Worksheet prompting your child to write three sentences with a question mark, three with an exclamation mark and three with a comma.
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