Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!

We are keen to share information about our topics and what we will be learning across the curriculum. Below are links to our current topic overview sheet and our curriculum overview for the term. If you would like more detail about your child’s learning please come and talk to your child’s class teacher.

In year 5 there is a continued focus on the importance of reading regularly both in school and at home to improve children’s fluency, reading stamina and exposure to a wide range of sophisticated vocabulary.  Specific reading comprehension skills are taught in lessons throughout the year and will help children to improve their skills of speed reading, retrieval, inference and understanding of an author’s intent.

It remains important for children to continue to practice their times tables in year 5 as having a rapid, accurate recall of the times tables is a fundamental skill required across the maths curriculum.  Children will continue to practice in school using TT Rockstars.

In addition to the different spelling rules taught in school, children in years 5 & 6 are expected to be able to spell words from the list below.  Again, these will be taught in school.

Home Learning

Children should read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their home school book by colouring the reading book picture each time they read. Children have a home learning book which they take home on a Friday and is due back in on the following Wednesday. Home learning will be a maths task which focus on increasing your child’s fluency and arithmetic skills. We also encourage all children to log on to TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed as much as possible.


Daily 10 – Mental Maths Challenge – Topmarks

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise

Time – KS2 Maths – BBC Bitesize

Match the Times – 5-11 year olds – Topmarks


Spelling – Year 5 KS2 English – BBC Bitesize

Lead Topic – Ancient Greece (History):

Ancient Greece – KS2 History – BBC Bitesize

KS2 Ancient Greece – BBC Teach

Science – Living things

What is a lifecycle? – BBC Bitesize

How animals reproduce – BBC Bitesize

RE Christianity:

Christianity – KS2 Religious Education – BBC Bitesize


KS2 French game – Learn French language vocabulary and grammar for primary school children – Dash and Blink – BBC Bitesize


KS2 PSHE: The Brain Lab – BBC Teach