Year 5

Please click here to see the presentation from the meeting on Monday 27th November 2023 about the residential trip to Grosvenor Hall, Kent, in October 2024: Y6 Grosvenor Hall Nov 2023 meeting for trip in October 2024

Here is the ‘Meet the Teacher’ information for Year 5: Meet the Teacher year 5 Sept MRO (1)

Here is the long term planning for Year 5 Long term plan Year 5

Please see the following for the end of year expectations for Year 5:

Year 5 Maths Expected Standard

Year 5 Maths Greater Depth

Year 5 Reading expected standard

Year 5 Reading Greater Depth

Year 5 Writing Working at Expected Standard

Year 5 Writing Working at Greater Depth


Here are the maths targets the Year 5 children are looking at completing in their ‘Maths Passports’: Maths Year 5 Targets

Useful Websites for Home Learning

Times Table Rockstars

Spelling Shed

MC Grammar Songs

Read Theory

Oxford Owl – Free ebooks


Summer 1

The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and a solitary bugle sounds the Last Post. Known as ‘the war to end all wars’ the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world. What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for news of loved ones who were ‘missing in action’? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved? 

Y5 Fallen Fields Summer 1 Curriculum Map

As part of this fantastic topic the class got the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum! 

Spring 2

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast. He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting. Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out. How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery, then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go. Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear? Why not become a beast creator? Y5 Beast Creator Summer Term 2 Planning Year 5 Map


Spring 1

Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?

Click here for full Topic curriculum coverage Y5 Spring 1 Curriculum Map Stargazers


Autumn 2 Off With Her Head

As part of their History Topic ‘Off with Her Head’ Year 5 got the opportunity to go back in time and visit the London Charterhouse and find out lots more about what life was like in the Tudor times. The Reformation under King Henry VIII forever changed life at the Charterhouse. The class explored the former monastery and heard all about medieval monks before discovering Henry’s VIII’s personal reasons for a new religious order. Then we went on to discover Tudor food, architecture and décor alongside the stories of those charged with keeping a grand Tudor mansion running. To finish we really enjoyed an onsite object handling session to consolidate the learning that we are doing in class! 

Y5 The Tudors Autumn Term 2 Planning Year 5 Map 

Autumn 1

Year 5 travel back in time to a land of pyramids and Pharaohs… Ancient Egypt. Year 5 will be showing their research skills and producing non-chronological reports on life in Ancient Egypt including things such as the mummification process, the importance of the River Nile and key events that occurred during the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Click the link below to see the overview of the topic and see all areas of the curriculum covered.

Year 5 had a great opportunity to go and visit the British Museum as part of their ‘Pharaohs’ Topic. The class found out about the Rosetta Stone, mummification, gods and goddesses and the Egyptian afterlife. We then got took part in the workshop ‘Excavation in Egypt’, we got to handle replica objects and discover the fascinating contents of an Egyptian tomb and how archaeologists work. In groups, students  investigated what these objects tell us about ancient Egyptians, their lives and beliefs.

Y5 Autumn 1 Pharaohs Curriculum Map (1)