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Year 5

You may find this information about the National Curriculum helpful:

Reading and Homework

Literacy & Numeracy homework is sent out on a Thursday and is due back in on Tuesday. Read for 10 minutes every night, you can read a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or on a tablet. Don't forget to sign your Champion Reading Record to earn your Go Tickets. 



In year 5 the children look at recounts (newspapers, diary entries, reviews). After that, they explore stories by significant authors as well as looking at a variety of different types of poetry. Stories such as fables, myths and traditional tales are also covered. Children are expected to use a neat and legible handwriting style and ensure that words are spelled correctly.


By the end of Year 5 in literacy, children will have been taught to:

  • Use a variety of sentence types (complex and compound);
  • Have a good and solid sentence structure (accurate tenses and word order);
  • Analyse a variety of text types (fiction and non-fiction);
  • Read with accuracy and fluency.



In maths children revise previous topics as well as learning more about:

  • Number and its uses
  • Graphs and handling data, including interpretation
  • 2+3D shapes (including symmetry)
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages


By the end of Year 5 in numeracy, children will be secure with:

  • Data handling (venn diagram, Carrol diagram, line, bar and frequency)
  • The number system (up to 5 digit numbers)
  • Using decimal numbers (2DP)
  • Fractions (ordering, mixed, improper and equivalent)
  • Properties of 2+3D shapes



Autumn Term Topics

  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Gunpowder Plot
  • Earth, moon and sun
  • The Force


Spring Term Topics

  • Ancient Greece
  • Victorians
  • Keeping Healthy
  • Life cycles


Summer Term Topics

  • World War Two
  • Contrasting Localities
  • Changing Sounds
  • Earth, Sun and Moon



PE Days

Mondays and Thursdays (Swimming)


Other information and trips

Affinity Water Environment and Education Centre

River Thames and Royal Maritime Museum

History off the Page - Ancient Greece

Victorian Day

World War Two Experience (3 day residential)

Brighton trip


Be prepared in Y5

Have your homework, book bag, snack, lunch and musical instruments and music folders

Have your PE kit in school

Take home letters to your parents!

Push yourself, work hard at home, do extra if you can!