Year 5 

Class Teacher – Mrs Kipps







Teaching Assistant – Miss Meddick

The Curriculum Expectations

In Year 5, we love to learn through our exciting mini-missions. We take pride in ourselves and our work and we make the most of all our experiences. We are resilient learners who aim for quality in our work.

Learning Together


Reading and Spelling 

Year 5 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.



Year 5 have PE lessons every week and swimming every Tuesday.  Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  



Music is delivered to Year 5 by 'Rock It' Music.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 5 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year five. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


  • Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading & makes up own mind about issue/s.

  • Make comparisons between two texts.

  • Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.

  • Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.

  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.

  • Vary tone of voice when reading direct or indirect speech.

  • Recognise clauses within sentences.

  • Use more than one source when carrying out research.


  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise & detailed.

  • Use range of sentence openers – judging the impact or effect needed.

  • Begin to adapt sentence structure to text type.

  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition.

  • Use brackets, dashes and commas.

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating & coordinating conjunctions.

  • Use verb phrases to create subtle differences (e.g. she began to run).


  • Count forwards & backward with positive & negative numbers through zero.

  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 000000.

  • Compare & order numbers with 3 decimal places.

  • Read Roman numerals to 1000.

  • Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.

  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.

  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.

  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1000000.

  • Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000.

  • Round decimals with 2dp to nearest whole number & 1dp.

  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using efficient written method (column).

  • Multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit/ or 2-digit numbers

  • Divide 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers 

  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 & 1000

  • Count up/down in thousandths.

  • Recognise mixed numbers & fractions & convert from one to another.

  • Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers.

  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of me.