Year 5

StGeorges day 1  131In Year 5 pupils continue to work on developing the core skills across all curriculum areas. The priority remains for pupils to really extend those skills so they are demonstrating how they can transfer their knowledge and skills across subject areas and show much greater independence in their approach to their learning. Pupils will be expected to display an increasing depth of understanding across the curriculum in both their recorded work and verbal contributions.

There may be occasions when you need to speak with your child’s class teacher. For a brief informal query, the class teacher will be available at the end of the day once all the children have been dismissed. To arrange a formal appointment to meet with your child’s teacher please contact the school office. Staff members will always be available in the morning to pass on a message to your child’s teacher but it will not be possible to meet with teachers at this time of day.

Weekly homework is set on a Friday and is due in by the following Thursday. In addition to at least 1 piece of written work, tasks will also be set online at Purple Mash (see resources below) 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

Term Plans

Subjects Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Art   Click Here  
Computing Click Here Click Here Click Here
DT Click Here   Click Here
English Click Here Click Here Click Here
Geography   Click Here  
History Click Here   Click Here
Maths Click Here Click Here Click Here
Music Click Here Click Here  
PE = Striking and Fielding      
PE = Athletics      
PE - Ball Skills and Dance Click Here Click Here Click Here
PSHE Click Here   Click Here
RE Click Here Click Here Click Here
Science Click Here Click Here Click Here

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: