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Year 5

End of Year Expectations Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


It has been a real pleasure getting to know the children in Year 5 as the new School Year starts. I would also like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who was able to come in and meet me on Tuesday evening.


Autumn Term Curriculum:

RE Our Class Saint is Saint Jerome. RE units for the Autumn term will include Creation, Miracles & Sacrament of the Sick and, as we approach Christmas, Advent. We will also be looking at the Sikh faith.


TOPIC Our topic this term is the rainforest. We will be going exploring deep into the Amazon Rainforest, finding out about the plants, animals and people who live there, and learning about why the rainforest is important. We will look at art work inspired by the rainforest, and create our own rainforest-inspired art.


ENGLISH Where possible we will link our work in English to our topic. We have already done some work on the fantastic book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker, and have started to read Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ too. Writing will be a focus, alongside grammar, spelling and punctuation. Additionally, discrete reading lessons will take place several times a week.


MATHS We will continue to use the Maths Makes Sense programme which covers Arithmetic, Geometry, Data & Measure and Reasoning every week. For the Autumn Term this will include column addition and subtraction (including decimals), symmetry, angles, word problems, percentages, units of measure, square numbers, inequalities, factors,12-hour and 24-hour clock times and an introduction to simple algebra (x + 2 = 5).


SCIENCE Science will be taught by a specialist Science teacher, Mrs Johnson, this year, starting with a unit of work on ‘Animals including humans’.

HOMEWORK will handed out every Wednesday and should be completed for the following Monday, in line with the school’s homework policy. Weekly homework will include a Maths IXL task, a grammar task (which may also be electronic), and spellings to be learned. Timestables need to be practised at home. Although many of the children have a confident knowledge of the times tables, speed and fluency are becoming even more important as times tables underpin so much of the Year 5 Maths.


READING Upper Key Stage 2 children are expected to read for 30 minutes at home every day, in addition to the reading that they do at school. This should be signed in their reading diary by an adult every day. This is not optional. Reading is a vital part of the curriculum, and an essential life skill.


PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays we will be going swimming. Wednesday PE will take place in school, where we will be learning and practising the skills need to play invasion games such as football.



  • The school day starts at 8:45 a.m. and finishes at 3:20p.m.
  • Homework will consist of Maths IXL, grammar based tasks, and topic-related work. Times tables should also be practised until they are fluent (including the inverse or ‘divide’ version at Silver level, and derived products and decimals at Gold level) and will be tested regularly.
  • Reading should be logged in diaries each day when your child reads. If it is a new book please include the title of the book. On all other occasions the pages read should be noted and signed by an adult
  • Please ensure you have the correct PE kit in school, even on days when we would not usually do PE, as occasionally timetables change.
  • Children should bring water bottles each day; these should also be clearly labelled with your child’s name. They will be sent home regularly to allow them to be washed.

Please do let us know if there is anything going on at home that will affect your child’s learning, or if you have any questions. We are all very excited to see what this year brings!


Mrs Haines & Mrs Tideswell




Curriculum Map Year 5 2018-19


Autumn 1

4.9.18-25.10.18 (8wks)

Autumn 2



Spring 1



Spring 2



Summer 1



Summer 2




5A – Creation

5B – Miracles & Sacrament of Sick


5C – Advent

5D – Christmas


5E – Baptism

5G – Lent


5F – Parables

5H – Holy Week


5I – Easter

5J – Pentecost

5K – Apostles

5L – Marriage & Holy Orders


Journey (Description)

BOOK: The Great Kapok Tree (Dilemma Story)

Poetry (Iguana)


BOOK: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Rainforest - persuasive

Poetry (Christmas)


Newspaper Report

Gangsta Granny

Van Ahlsburg (Harris Burdick)(mystery/suspense)

Arthur and the Golden Rope


Greek myths &

The Odyssey



Debate & persuasion




B1 A1 – column addition & subtraction, fractions (+/-/÷)

B1 G – symmetry

B1 A2 –missing number grids, square numbers, two-step word problems

B4 A1 – grid multiplication

B1 R -time (am/pm/24hr clock)

A1 – column addition & subtraction with decimals

G – angles (acute, obtuse, reflex, right, opposite & supplementary) & using a protractor

A2 – inequalities & factors

R – algebra (x + 2 = 5)

B1 D&M – word problems, percentage of value, 3d shapes and nets



A1 – convert fractions to decimals

D&M – calendars, timetables, duration and bar charts

D&M – units of measure, converting reading a scale

A2 – divisibility tests and factors

R – multi-step problems with money, problem solving involving measures and factions

A1 – grid multiplication including decimals

G – corresponding, vertically opposite and interior angles

D&M – distance time graphs & rounding distance and time

A2 – prime numbers, inequalities

R – solve puzzles involving quantities and dimensions

A1 – Long division

G – exterior angles of polygons

D&M – converting metric units & estimating area

A2 – evaluating terms and products in algebraic expression

R – ‘What if not’ investigations using shapes

A1 – Multiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of 10

G – 2D shapes (polygons, triangles & quadrilaterals)

D&M – durations of time (am/pm/24 hr)

A2 – evaluating terms in expressions including brackets & inserting brackets

R – durations of time using information in a grid


Animals including humans



Living things & habitats

Properties & Changes of Materials

Properties & Changes of Materials cont.

Earth & Space

Earth & Space cont.









Invaders & settlers


Viking life



Greek life & achievements & influence on western world



Rainforests, Compass points & grid references. Countries, cities & physical characteristics


Rainforests, vegetation belts, climate change



Physical features & human activity (settlers)

Land use patterns



Geographical similarities & differences between countries


Drawing & Painting

RE - Creation

Topic - Gustav Klimt Tree of Life

The Great Wave (Kensuke link)

Multimedia Collage – Viking longships (Topic link)


Sculpture – Greek clay pots


Design and technology


Architecture – Famous architects & build a town (Journey link)


Textiles – weaving & sewing


Labyrinth game



World wide web, internet, data & binary


Kensuke’s Kingdom

Collecting data & online surveys

Online safety, using search engines, planning journeys and using maps

Algorithms – code cracking and debugging

Online safety, searching & filtering, assessing reliability and bias (

Programming – minotaur’s maze game



Swimming & Invasion Games

Swimming & Invasion Games






Music of WWI (Centenary of Armistice)

Christmas Play

Singing & performing including in parts

Jazz & Improvisation - Compose

Classical - Britten

Rap – Stop! - Compose

History of music –



Getting to Know You


All about ourselves

Food & Drink

Family & Friends

School Life

Time Travelling (Tenses)



Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 5 and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

Suggested Books for Year 5