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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.

Summer Term Curriculum Padlet


Please click the link below to access our Summer Term Curriculum Padlet.


Summer Term Padlet


Please click below for our autumn term curriculum newsletter

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

In Year 5 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction and fiction. This includes learning about settings and characterisation through a wide range of extracts. 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.  Our first class novel will be The Dream Snatcher – a gripping adventure story by Abi Elphinstone.  Please remind your child that is allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and there is also a wealth of resources on the internet.


In Maths, we will continue to focus on quick recall of important number facts, particularly multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. The children will be learning about geometry (coordinates, shapes and pattern), decimals and percentages, measurement (converting units) and statistics (presenting information in graphs and interpreting information in timetables) . If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.


In science, we will be learning how to create simple circuits and will be using what we have learnt to design an electrical board game in our D&T lessons. In History, we are learning about the history of a non-European region.  PSHE will focus on enterprises and different careers. In RE, the children will be studying Sikhism in more depth, looking particularly at how Sikhs show and practise their faith. 


Many thanks for all the support that 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.


The Year 5 Team

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