Year 5

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Welcome to the Year 2 Page

Meet the Year 5 Team




In Year 5, pupils continue to work on developing the core skills across all curriculum areas. The priority remains for pupils to embed and widen those skills so they are demonstrating how they can transfer their knowledge and skills across subject areas and show greater independence in their approach to learning. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum, with opportunities for pupils to develop their understanding and vocabulary across a wide range of subject areas. Pupils will be expected to display an increasing depth in understanding of topics across the curriculum in both their recorded work and verbal contributions. Pupils’ are also expected to present their work in a neat and precise manner, taking pride and ownership in their learning. Several educational trips and visits will be organised throughout the academic year to help enhance and develop pupils’ understanding of the Year 5 curriculum.

Weekly homework is set on a Friday and is due in by the following Thursday. In addition to spellings and multiplication, tasks will also be set online at Purple Mash to reinforce and extend the learning that happens in class. Weekly spellings are also sent home for practise to complement the spelling patterns and relationships taught in school. It is expected that pupils are reading on a regular basis at home and reading books/records should be brought into school daily.


To report an absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, please contact the school office on each day of the absence.  Alternatively, you can email  Please include details of your child's name, class and the reason for absence in your message.


In Year 5 pupils will work within Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum on the following aspects:


  • Spoken language
  • Reading (word reading, comprehension)
  • Writing (transcription, handwriting, composition, vocabulary, grammar & punctuation)


  • Number (number & place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, fractions)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry (properties of shapes, position & direction)
  • Statistics


  • Working scientifically
  • Living things & their habitats
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Uses of everyday materials










Kent Test Information

Kent Test Guidance

Useful Resources

Purple Mash is an excellent learning support tool that is accessible by pupils at home. Each child should have had their login details sent home and all the resources can be accessed below:

Maths Resources

The following websites are an excellent range of accessible resources to help guide and support pupils with their Maths learning at home:


Maths overview and guidance:

Maths help and support: Interactive maths games:

Interactive maths games:

Tablet friendly games:

Problem solving activities:


English Resources:

The following websites are an excellent range of accessible resources to help guide and support pupils with their English learning at home:


English overview & guidance:

Literacy help and support:

Free reading EBooks (as used in school):

Spelling resources:

Spelling & grammar games:

Punctuation games:


Topic Resources:

The following are an excellent range of accessible resources to introduce some of the topics covered in Year 5:


World War 2:

Ancient Egypt:



RSE Information