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Welcome to Year 5!

Our teachers in Year 5 are Mrs Harrison, Miss Goodall, Mrs Broderick, Mr Hastey & Mrs Coxon.

Welcome Meetings 2023

What do we investigate in Year 5?

What are we learning? Our Knowledge Organisers

End of year expectations

These statements provide an outline of what is expected of your child at the end of the academic year. Please note that they reflect the higher expectations outlined by the new National Curriculum.


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

  • Compare 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 voice for direct or indirect speech.

  • Recognise clauses within sentences.

  • Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence.

  • Use more than one source when carrying out research.

  • Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read.


  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise and 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.
    Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will).

  • Use the following to indicate parenthesis:
    brackets, dashes, comma

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

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

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

  • Consistently organize into paragraphs.

  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later), place (e.g. nearby) and number (e.g. secondly).

  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed. 


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

  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000.

  • Compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000.

  • Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places.

  • Read Roman numerals to 1,000.

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

  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.

  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.

  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.

  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1,000,000.

  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.

  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number and 1 decimal place.

  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using formal written method.

  • Use rounding to check answers.

  • Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit

  • Divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit

  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000

  • Recognise and use thousandths.

  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to another.

  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.

  • Identify and write equivalent fractions.

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

What have we been doing?


Children in 5GB have begun their hockey unit in PE.  The first lesson involved pupils navigating their way around the correct grip on the hockey stick, push passing and dribbling the ball around an obstacle while looking up.

National Space Centre Trip

Children in Y5 enjoyed their trip the National Space Centre in Leicester where they found out more about life beyond Earth. They enjoyed testing their own astronaut skills and finding out more about space travel.  We were all fascinated by the venue's Night Sky show in the planetarium. Like our topic, the trip was Out of this World!


In PSHE, 5A have created their own culture wheels. They then shared similarities and differences with each other before a discussion about how cultural differences sometimes cause conflict.


Year 5 have been identifying and classifying planets in our solar system.


In science, Year 5 had to evaluate the properties of materials that were all in a mess together and separate them using tools that they had made. For example: they would use a magnet and scoop to extract the metal from the mess.


In computing, 5A had to discuss how a catalogue store operates and how all the different systems link together.

Industrial Revolution

Children in 5GB have been exploring the key inventions and chronology of the Industrial Revolution by matching inventions to inventors and dates. Also, they have worked collaboratively to categorise innovations' importance, impact and legacy.