Year 5

Welcome Back to School  Year 5.


Marvellous Maps


This topic is all about maps and geography skills. We will be learning how to use an atlas and identifying physical features of different places. The children will learn about how rivers erode and the changes in our environment. We will also be looking at climate change and the effects that this is having on us. By the end of this topic, the children will have created a news report, blog or article to present to the class.


In science, the children will be learning about the wonderful world we live in and in particular space. They will learn more about the planets in our solar system, understand how we get day and night and learn about the different moon stages. They will also make an orrery and present what they know to our year 2 children, who will be learning about space this year.


We will start 2023 with an in-depth focus on capital letters and full stops. After this, we will be reading about life as a space robot and writing a persuasive letter to NASA. We will also be starting our class novel Kensuke’s Kingdom and will be writing a set of instructions and a diary entry.


We will be continuing our learning about fractions, adding and subtracting mixed numbers. We will then move on to multiplication and division. We will continue the times tables practise alongside weekly arithmetic and key skills.

Maths Expectations

To help you prepare for Year 5, it would be great if you could work on the following key skills. Take a look at the following document:

Year 5 Maths Key Skills


Your child will be given a new set of spellings to practise each week and will be tested weekly.

Please download the spelling lists below. Your child should know which group they are in.

Stage 5 Spelling Spring 1

Stage 3 Spelling Spring 1


The homework set at present is spellings practise, daily reading and times table Rockstars.

Topic work 2022 – 2023

Autumn Term – Escape the Labyrinth

The children have enjoyed their learning this term. To end this topic, the children created two-page spreads of their learning. Please see below.