Year 5

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In Year 5 we follow the 2013 National Curriculum for England. Below is an overview of each of the subjects in addition to how we use topics to teach cross curricula. As a Church of England school RE is taught each week. In addition through topic work the children get the opportunity to explore other aspects of the National Curriculum including History, Geography, Art and Design, Languages, Computing, PSHE, PE, Music and Drama. Topics this year include Innovative Invaders, Extreme Explorers and Citius, Altius and Fortius.


In preparation for Year 6, the children in Year 5 for reading are developing their fluency through word reading, apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and though questioning, to understand meaning of new words they meet to improve comprehension. We engage with a range of texts including myths, legends and classic fiction.  In writing the children are introduced to the Year 6 expectations and learn to edit and improve using the grammatical features, for example cohesive devises, parenthesis and relative clauses, they learn throughout the year.  Also improving legibility and fluency of their writing. In spelling the children continue to apply learnt spelling rules to the year 5 and 6 word lists.


In preparation for Year 6, the children in Year 5 continue to develop their speed and accuracy with arithmetic. In Year 5 we ensure that the pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include numbers up to seven digits. For reasoning the children need to learn to make connections between all the mathematical concepts, for example division with fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will continue to develop their fluency with written methods for all four operations.


In Science the children in Year 5 will explore forces, properties of materials, Earth and Space, living things and their habitats, animals including humans and properties and changing materials.

Topic Overview