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Year Five

Welcome to Ocelot Class!

Our teacher is Miss Francis and our teaching assistants are Mrs Miller and Mrs Bujega.

Welcome to Macaw Class!

Our teacher is Miss Jordan and our teaching assistants are Mrs Baker and Mrs Garner.


 Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 5! As ever we are very excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the Autumn which are outlined below.

In English this term we will be focusing on our key text ’Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. We will be studying the complexities of the narrative whilst debating the issues that arise in the text. Next term we will be studying the well-known 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl and focussing on character descriptions.

For Maths we will focus on building on the foundations of the children’s prior learning and focusing initially on place value and mastery of the four opera-tions.

In Science we will be learning about Living things and their habitats and will be looking closely at life-cyles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds.

Our Topic for Term 1 links closely to our key text and has the theme ‘Survival’ - developing skills in Art, DT, Geography and PSHE. Linked to our text we will be having Japanese lessons this term and finding out about the culture of Japan. Our unit will culminate in a survival themed outdoor day and overnight camp at school.

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 Click here to see the expectations for reading, writing and maths in Year 5.

Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter



Weekly Learning Letters

English in Year Five

Reading in Year Five

By the end of year 5, the children's reading should demonstrate increasing fluency across all subjects. They will understand the conventions of different types of writing such as the use of the first person and understand some technical terms needed for discussing what is heard and read such as metaphor, simile. analogy, imagery, style and effect. In using non-fiction, the children will know what information is needed to look for before beginning a task and know how to use a contents page and indexes to locate information and apply these skills across the curriculum independently. They will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that are met. 

Writing and SPaG in Year Five

In the composition of writing, the children will select the appropriate form and identify the audience for, and purpose of, the writing. They will use further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader, for example headings, bullet points and underlining.

When developing SPaG skills, the children will consider converting nouns or adjectives into verbs and be able to indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs. They will use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph and use commas to clarify meaning.

By the end of year 5, the children will use accurate grammar and punctuation and begin to apply this when considering both audience and purpose. They will understand the differences between standard English and non-standard English and can apply what has been learnt.  

Maths in Year Five

During year 5 the children will continue to develop their fluency across all the areas of mathematics. They will work with numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit. They will develop their skills of using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. They will identify multiplies, factors, squares and cubes and use this knowledge to solve problems.

When working with fractions, children will compare and order fractions and read and write decimal numbers as fractions. They will solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

Children will have the opportunity to convert different units of metric measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and will calculate and compare the area of compound shapes.  Children will draw given angles and measure accurately using degrees. They will distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about sides and angles.


Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Five!