Year 5

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.

The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 5

Spelling Appendix Year 5 and 6

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation for Year 5


Please click here to see our summer term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.

In Year 5 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction, fiction and poetry. This includes arguments, characterisation extracts and poems by Pie Corbett. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays.  The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries.  There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.

In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, focusing on number bonds (up to 1000) and times tables (up to 12 x 12) A great free resource which can support your child in becoming fluent in recalling times table is Times Table Rockstars. We will also be using Conquer Maths to support your children at home with their Maths. Other topics we will cover in Maths include Decimals, Percentages and Measurement. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask to meet with your child’s teacher.

In Science topics, we are investigating Forces and Sound. In French, we will continue practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary. In Geography, we are learning about the Himalayas. In PSHE, the children will be learning about relationships. Within the Changes topic, pupils understand and respect the changes that they see in themselves and will be able to express how they feel when change happens.  

Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.