Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome to our Year 5 Curriculum Page.

On this page you will find:

  • information about what our children are learning
  • expected standards at the end of the year  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • information about any formal assessments

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Our Learning this Term

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Expectations in Maths

Counting & ordering Count forwards & backward with positive & negative numbers through zero.

Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000000.

Compare & order numbers with 3 decimal places.

Read Roman numerals to 1000.

Tables & multiples Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.

Use known tables to derive other number facts.

Bonds & Facts Recall prime numbers up to 19.
Place value & rounding


Recognise Place value of any number up to 1000000.

Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 or 100000.

Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number & 1 decimal place



Add & subtract Numbers with more than 4-digits using efficient written method (column) and numbers with up to 2decimal places


Multiply and divide 4-digits by 1-digit

Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 & 1000

Fractions & percentages


Count up/down in thousandths.

Recognise mixed numbers & fractions & convert from one to another.

Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers.

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

Expectations in Reading


Comprehension and Understanding Summarises main points of an argument or discussion within their reading & makes up own mind about issue/s.

Can compare between two texts.

Appreciates that people use bias in persuasive writing.

Appreciates how two people may have a different view on the same event.

Prediction, inference & deduction Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
Intonation and Expression Varies voice for direct or indirect speech.
Grammatical Features Recognise:

– clauses within sentences

Research Uses more than one source when carrying out research.

Creates set of notes to summarise what has been read.

Expectations in Writing

Sentence & text structure


Add phrases to make sentences more precise & 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.



Uses brackets, dashes and commas.

Commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.

Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating & 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).

Handwriting Legible and fluent style.