Year 5


Autumn 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Significant Author – Roald Dahl (5 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Instructions – Bread making (1 week)
  • Recounts – Visits (1 week)

Autumn 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Recounts – Visits Continued (3 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Playscripts (3 weeks)

Spring 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Narrative - Robin Hood (4 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Highwayman (2 weeks)

Spring 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Recounts - Newspaper Reports (3 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Poetic Style - Lear/Stephenson (2 weeks)

Summer 1

  • Guided Reading
  • Stories from Other Cultures (5 weeks, followed by assessmenet)
  • Choral Poetry (1 week)

Summer 2

  • Guided Writing
  • Persuasive text (6 weeks, followed by assessment)
  • Final Narrative Assessment


Number and Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000
  • Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero
  • Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

Multiplication and Division

  • Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3)
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates

Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages

  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number for example, ⅖   +   ⅘   =  1⅕
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71100
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, ⅕, ⅖, ⅘ and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25


  • Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
  • Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes
  • Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]
  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.

Geometry - Properties of a Shape

  • Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations
  • Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)
  • Identify:
  • Angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°)
  • Angles at a point on a straight line and ½ a turn (total 180°)
  • Other multiples of 90°
  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.

Geometry - Position and Direction

  • Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed


  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.


List of Topics:

  • Living Things in their Habitats
  • Animals including Humans
  • Properties and Changes of Materials
  • Earth and Space
  • Forces


List of Topics:

  • Rembrandt
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Faith Ringgold


List of Topics:

  • Developing a simple animation or game using Scratch or Kodu
  • Communicating information safely, an introduction to cryptography: Scratch/Black Chamber
  • Geometric art using Inkscape/Scratch
  • Web development using Google Sites- website on eSafety
  • Blogs: WordPress/Blogger – creating a blog to share experiences and opinions
  • Introduction to computer aided design: Sketchup – creating a virtual ‘space’

eSafety learning runs throughout all topics

Design and Technology

List of Topics:

  • Mechanisms: Moving books/toys
  • 3D modelling: Tie dye/Batik cushions
  • Food: Bread


List of Topics:

  • Map skills - Countries of the world, human and physical characteristics of Russia, Artic and Antarctic circles, time zones
  • Volcanos - Structure of the earth, common locations, formation, effects
  • North America - Physical and human features, trade links, natural resources, fair trade


List of Topics:

  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • Study of a Non-European Society – The slave trade in the U.S.A
  • Significant people – linked to USA slave trade

Modern Foreign Languages

French will be taught weekly and throughout the year by a specialist language teacher.


The majority of music will be delivered by a specialist vocal teacher. In addition the pupils will complete a composition topic and half term learning to play an instrument.

Physical Education

List of Topics:

  • Dance
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Tag Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Tennis


List of Topics:

  • School ethos, class rules/responsibilities
  • Learning to learn
  • Learning to succeed using the ‘Elli’ model
  • Personal hygeine and health
  • Looking after our bodies
  • Changes

Religious Education

We will follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus, available here.

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