Year 5

Our Curriculum This Year 

We redesigned the school curriculum plan last year hoping that, while it is still based on the National Curriculum, it better reflects our ethos and values. One of the main changes is the addition of planned enrichment and am emphasis on Values-based Education and developing a Growth Mindset (a belief that everyone can learn and improve).  We want our children to have aspirations for the future, but believe that in order for that to happen, we need to give them different experiences so that they know what they might aspire to.

Click here to see what we'll be studying in Year 5.  There will be changes and additions as we go along, so check in regularly to see what's happening.

Helping at Home
These websites might help to brighten up repetition of learning facts.  You could also play card games, sing (lots of great songs on Youtube), play games with the facts on the way to school etc. lots of different games and activities here. great for practising our learning, over and over. BBC Bitesize - KS2 - English, Maths, Science.
We need to be able to spell the first 300 commonly used words and the National Curriculum 'exception words'.  Click below to see what these words are:
First 100 words             Next 200 words           Year 1 words           Year 2 words           Year 3/4 words        Year 5 and 6 words
(You will see that there is quite a over lap and that the exception words are part of the first 300 words, so at school we focus on those)

We also need to be able to add and subtract two digit numbers in different ways, e.g. 24 + 38 = 20 + 30 plus 4 + 8, 76 – 39 = 76 – 30 then -6 then – 3 etc.  

In Year 5, children need to know all of their times tables and be able to recall division facts from them too.  They should also know their number bonds to 10, 20,100, 1000 and also to 1 (e.g. 0.4 and 0.6)

Year 5 children should also be able to tell the time and this is something they could practise at home. Let them work out how long until dinnertime or how long an event lasts.

Year 5 children need to understand and use specific vocabulary relating to grammar and punctuation, including that normally taught in previous years.  See here for a full progression:



Year 5/6 Visit to St Matthews and St Peters Churches

The Highwayman Recital