Year Group Overview

Download: Year 5 – Autumn Overview 2022-2023 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Long Term Overview 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Year 5 – Maths Autumn 2022-2023 [PDF]

Brief Overview

We are now into our final term of year 5 and we are looking forward to learning new skills and concepts, as well as applying the knowledge we already have.

In English, we will be exploring Myths and Legends, developing our persuasive writing and even performing some poetry. In our Maths lessons, we will be learning about the properties of shape and doing lots of work on measures; including time and volume. We will be using our number skills to convert one measurement to another and our daily basic skills sessions keeps our times tables knowledge fresh in our head. We are encouraged to keep practising our multiplication facts at home, as we know how much they help us in our maths topics.

We are currently studying how our bodies change as we get older in our science lessons and in History, we will be learning about the Aztecs. We wonder if there are any similarities between their civilisation and ours? Later in the term, we will be going into the depths of the Amazon Forest to find out about the climate, vegetation and what settlements exist there.

We will be developing our creative skills too. We will be composing our own rhythms, designing models using CAD software and creating a sculpture inspired by Gaudi. Look out for all our twitter posts, which will showcase all our designs!

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday this half term, and we will be developing our cricket and athletics skills, so make sure PE kits are in school for these days!

During this term we will be joined by the LFC Foundation, who will be educating us about social change. Hopefully this will give us a sense of our own potential influence on our community and how we can contribute to positive change.

What a busy term we have…..we can’t wait!!!

Homework in Year 5

Monday – New Spellings Given Out
– Reading
– Timetables Practice
Tuesday – Reading
– Timetables Practice
Wednesday – Reading
– Timetables Practice
Thursday – Reading
– Timetables Practice
Friday – Homework due in:
– New Maths / Literacy Weekly Homework Given Out
– Reading
– Timetables Practice


Timetables Practice

Year 5 children are expected to know all of their multiplication tables up to 12×12. This should be practised regularly at home.


This should be 15 minutes with someone at home and Reading Records must be signed and dated.

Weekly Homework

We suggest weekly homework should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you are struggling with homework, stop after this time and let your teacher know.