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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 Curriculum:

English and Reading

Autumn 1: The Highwayman

Autumn 2: I am Malala and The Long Walk to Freedom

Spring 1: Viking Boy

Spring 2: Wonder

Summer 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Summer 2: The Indian in the Cupboard



Autumn 1: Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Autumn 2: Fractions, decimals and percentages

Spring 1: Number and Place Value, Multiplication and Division

Spring 2: Measurement, Shape, Geometry

Summer 1: Measurement and Statistics

Summer 2: Revision and Digging Deeper



Autumn 1: Crime and Punishment

Autumn 2: Civil Rights

Spring 1: Vikings

Spring 2: Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Summer 1: Northern and Central America and the Mayans

Summer 2: The British Empire



Autumn 1: Forces

Autumn 2: Materials

Spring 1: Earth and Space

Spring 2: Separating Mixtures

Summer 1: Life Cycles

Summer 2: Types of Change



Autumn 1: Holy Loving

Autumn 2: Messiah and Christmas

Spring 1: Freedom

Spring 2: Save Humans

Summer 1: Jesus do? and Baisakh

Summer 2: Kind of King and Ramadan & Eid-Ul-Fitr



Homework in Year 5


Spellings are to be learned each week. You can find these in the Homework section of the children's pages. Our tests will be on a Friday.

You should be logging on to Times Tables Rockstars at least twice a week to practice your times tables and divisions.

You can log on to reading plus at home.

You can also log on to purple mash at home to practice the skill from our computing lessons. Anything extra you need to do will be added as a 'To do'

You will also have the opportunity to change your home reader once a week and you are expected to complete reading at home each week.

Your reading diary needs to be signed by your parent each week.


Each half term holiday, you will have an optional project to complete, to be given in during the first week back after each holiday. They can be presented in any way you wish: writing, artwork, presentations, models - the sky's the limit!

They are as follows:


October half term: Find out about a Civil Rights campaigner eg Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, the Suffragettes

Christmas holiday: Complete a Space project - the more creative the better!

February half term: Find out how a volcano or earthquake works!
Easter holiday: Find out about one place in North America

May half term: Find out about one country from the British Empire or Commonwealth

Useful websites: - children have a purple mash login - children have a TTRS login - National Justice Museum website