Welcome to Year 5 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 5 Curriculum Map

Essential Reads
Year 5&6 Word List
Mental Arithmetic

Year 5 Spellings Homework




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Wednesday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

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Year 5 Curriculum Map


Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on Making Links across the curriculum. We will be Empathising with other points of view to help us understand different experiences. In addition, we will be Questioning other cultures different to our own, in order widen our understanding of the world.

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Which famous poets do you know?

In English, we will be analysing the narrative poem, ‘The Lady of Shallot’. This will allow the children to explore figurative language and a variety of literary techniques used by poets to create an impact on the reader. We will then compare this to narrative story writing.

After this, we will be asking questions and using our inference skills to explore ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. We will then complete our own report writing—what will your police report state?


Mr. Gohil ordered 3 pizzas cut into 8 slices. Mr. Pagaduan ate 1/2 of all the slices and Ms. Atac ate 1/3 of the slices. Mr. Gohil ate the rest. How many slices did he have?

We will continue to build and practise our skills of division and multiplication and relate them to fractions.

We will be making calculations with fractions and also relating them to decimals and percentages.


We will be expanding our knowledge of the Solar System.

Why does the Moon’s appearance change during the month? Using observation and our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies in space, we will come to understand why we sometimes see a full moon and other nights, a crescent moon.

In addition to this, we will examine the question of ‘What is a star?’


What does http stand for? How about www?

‘We are web developers’. The children will look at html coding in order to manipulate basic website construction. They will develop a grasp of basic code before using this to create their own website design.


Have you ever imagined what life was like during the Victorian times? In preparation for our trip to the Isle of Wight, we will be exploring the Victorian era: school life; architecture; transportation, the rich and the poor and industrialisation.


Have you ever written music?

We will begin to understand musical notation when listening to composers. We will also be imagining iguanas when it comes to using graphic scores to create our own musical compositions based around our Science topic on the solar system.

Art & Design Technology

What do you like to draw?

Our art topic will be ‘Still life’. Children will produce drawings from their own compositions, using a variety of medium. They will pay attention to detail and be encouraged to evaluate how they can improve their observational drawings.

Religious Education

What important role do pilgrimages play in religion?

We will begin to understand that people make special journeys to places of significance. Our focus will be on the holy sites visited by Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.


When are maps more useful than sat-navs?

We will continue to use maps during our discussions on important pilgrimages. Year 5 will also be mapping out the journey we will be taking to the Isle of Wight.

Physical Education

When did Andy Murray first start playing tennis?

This half term, the children will be developing their skills in cricket (striking and fielding); tennis (net and wall games) and gymnastics.


Quel est le mot pour la Terre en français?

The planets! In French, Year 5 will be listening to French songs to help them notice patterns in language. They will also be using phrases to describe the position of the planets in relation to Earth.


Assemblies this term will focus on Identity and Safety. We will discuss personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these. Children will be also informed of strategies on how to keep safe in different settings.


This term children will be learning what is meant by charity, fundraising, celebrating differences and how to stay safe online. The children will also learn to challenge gender stereotypes. Additionally, the children will be looking at how to stay safe when cycling.


In building up to the Isle of Wight, we will be placing an increased focus on the children developing their collaborative skills. We will be working on these skills in a variety of problem solving tasks throughout the half-term.

Global Citizenship

We will be writing letters to the school we’ll be visiting on the Isle of Wight and asking them questions about life on the Island. This will help them make links between their own school lives and others in the UK.

Mr Atac

Mr Gohil

Mr Pagaduan