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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.

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Year 5 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. 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 Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Fractions. Other topics such as Measurement will also be included within these topics as they are covered.


In Science, we are investigating Forces and Electricity.  In French, we will continue practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary.  In Geography, we are learning about the influence of road and rail with a focus on Slough.  In history, we will be learning about the impact of Brunel and the Great Western Railway.  In PSHE the children will be learning about the working world, a world without judgement and growing and changing.


Many thanks for all of 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.


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