Year 5 Back-to-School Teaching Resource Pack


Written by Alison Smith

Teachers, are you planning to have your best year yet? Kick start your planning with our Year 5 Back-to-School Teaching Resource Pack. This unique teaching resource pack contains everything that you need to be classroom-ready on your first day!

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We have handpicked a whopping 20 Year 5 teaching resources and bundled them up into a handy back-to-school teaching pack. These carefully selected resources from across the curriculum will inspire your teaching for the first days and weeks of the new year… and beyond.

You must be wondering what’s included in the pack. So, read on to find out…

Classroom Organisation –  Lama and Cactus Style

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that effective classroom organisation is paramount. Because of this, we have included some useful essentials from our popular Lama and Cactus Classroom Theme Pack in our Year 5 Back-to-School Teaching Pack.

a Llama and Cactus-themed pack with all that you need to update your classroom decor.

As part of  this unbelievable teaching resource pack, you’ll get the Llama and Cactus:

  • Job Chart
  • Tray Labels
  • Border Trimmers
  • Happy Birthday Chart
  • Award Certificate

Daily Warm-Up – PowerPoint 1

You don’t want to miss our Year 5 Daily Warm-Up – PowerPoint 1. This teaching resource will go a long way towards setting you up for the best year ever! It includes 50 literacy and numeracy warm-ups! So that’s one warm-up a day for ten weeks of inspired learning!


Daily warm-ups prepare students for learning and increase levels of participation in the classroom. Simply display an activity on your interactive whiteboard when students enter class each day or return from a break.

Let’s Cooperate Code Cracker

Now, this is important…

For you to experience your best year yet, you need to invest time in team building. For this reason, we have included our Let’s Cooperate Code Cracker – Upper Primary. This teaching resource will encourage your students to work as a team like never before…


Let’s Cooperate Code Cracker – Upper Primary includes an introductory poem, six puzzle activities and a final riddle. Students work in groups to solve each puzzle in order to reveal 6 numbers. Next, students combine the numbers and work out the number order to open a lock combination.

Australian Gold Rush: Gold Fever – Teaching Presentation

Are you teaching and learning about the Australian Gold Rush this academic year? If you are, it’s your lucky day!

As part of the Year 5 Back-to-School Resource Pack, we have included our must-have Australian Gold Rush: Gold Fever – Teaching Presentation. This teaching presentation that explores the origins of the Australian Gold Rush. This genius PowerPoint presentation introduces students to the discovery of gold in Australia in the mid-1800s. Students will embark on a journey that details the excitement, fears and challenges surrounding the Australian Gold Rush and how it shaped the modern Australia we know today.


This teaching resource has been designed to use in conjunction with our curriculum-aligned Australian Gold Rush unit.

Year 5 Magazine – “What’s Buzzing?” (First Edition) Task Cards

Thousands of teachers, just like you have downloaded our Year 5 Magazine – What’s Buzzing? (First Edition) and the corresponding Year 5 Magazine – “What’s Buzzing?” (First Edition) Task Cards.

five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with the Year 5 magazine.

For more information on how to use this teaching resource in your classroom read my blog Year 5 Magazine – What’s Buzzing?

20 Teaching Resources

To find out what other teaching resources are included and to claim your Year 5 Teaching Resource Pack click on the link below.

Year 5 Back-to-School Teaching Pack

This is your year to be the teacher you were meant to be!

Looking for a resource pack for a different year level? Head to our Back-to-School Teaching Resource Packs collection.

Download your Year 5 Back-to-School Teaching Pack now!

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