Year Group Overview

Download Year 5 – Spring Overview 2023-2024 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Autumn Overview 2023-2024 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Summer Overview 2022-2023 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Spring Overview 2022-2023 [PDF]

Download: Year 5 – Long Term Overview 2023-2024 [PDF]

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

Brief Overview

In the second part of our Spring Term, we will move on to learning about Norse Mythology in History to help us understand how they behaved the way they did. In Opening Worlds Geography, we will be studying North and South America with a focus on the variety of cultures within the two continents, and in Science we will be exploring Life Cycles of Mammals.

In our Maths lessons we will be continuing our work on Fractions and then move on to looking at decimals and percentages. During our English lessons, we will continue with our daily Read, Write, Inc. Spelling sessions and we will study The Highwayman and also Myths and Legends. Our RE topics will see us continuing our journey through Lent and learning about sacrifice.

We will also be developing our CAD skills in DT week and looking at planning a school quiet garden, creating stop motion animation in our Computing lessons and our Spanish topic will allow us to describe transport and say how we travel to different places.

During this term we will also be taking part in Athletics every Thursday afternoon, with our other PE lesson being Volleyball on a Tuesday morning. For further information related to our curriculum and learning please see our subject specific pages.

Spelling Overview

Download: Year 5 – Term 1A – Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Term 1B – Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Term 2A – Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Term 2B – Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Term 3A – Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Term 3B – Overview [PDF]

Homework in Year 5

Homework is given out weekly every Monday and is to be handed in by the following Monday. The work will usually consist of two pieces of work, one Maths and one Literacy, which will be related to the topics the children have been studying that week.

We encourage all children to read with someone at home each night, with reading records signed and dated. The children may swap then their reading books when they have read them. In addition, children are asked to complete times tables practice at home when possible.

If there are ever any problems with completing homework or your child is struggling, please tell them to come in and ask their teacher for help before the deadline day; this gives teachers the chance to help your child and mark it before needing to hand out new homework.

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.