Welcome to Year 5

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 5

We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.

“ Failure isn’t a scary monster that pulls at your skin; it is a mother who helps you forget and forgive”

What we’re learning - 2023-2024!

Learning Letter Year 5 Autumn 2023

Year 5 Launchpads 2023-2024

Writing 2023-2024

Year 5 Writing 1

Year 5 Writing 2

Art 2023-2024

Year 5 Artists

Year 5 Art Skills

Year 5 Art Progression

Science 2023-2024

Year 5 Physics – Earth and Space

Year 5 Physics – Forces

Year 5 Chemistry – Properties and Changing materials

Year 5 Biology

DT & Computing 2023-2024

Year 5 DT

Year 5 Computing

Online Safety & RSE 2023-2024

Year 5 RSE

Year 5 & 6 Online Safety

History 2023-2024

Year 5 What changes have happened in medical care since Mediaeval time?

Geography 2023-2024

Year 5 – How could the park in TMS be improved?

Year 5 – How do coastlines and their uses change over time?

Year 5 – How do the things we buy end up in our shops?

Year 5 – How does life in the Rocky Mountains compare to life in Cornwall?

Year 5:6 Map skills and knowledge

Homelearning & Spellings - how to support your child at home

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

Homelearning grids 2023-2024

Homelearning Year 5 Autumn 1 2023



Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

We encourage children to read at home every night, either to themselves or to an adult, whichever is appropriate. We also believe it is important that children are read to frequently – it helps develop their language skills, and gives them quality, calm time with a family member whilst enjoying a book.

In KS2 your child is able to bring 2 books home from school – one book banded book and one sharing book (fiction or nonfiction). We encourage you to share these books with your children, ask them questions about what they have read and discuss stories with them


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Year 5 Autumn 1 Spellings

Year 5 Autumn 2 Spellings

Statutory spelling list for Years 3 and 4


Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.

Spelling Menu

Times table Menu

This year's residential - DORSET

What we’re learning - 2022-2023!

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2022-2023

Year 5 Curriculum Map Page 1

Year 5 Curriculum Map Page 2

Year 5 Curriculum Map Page 3

Year 5 STAR Guides Autumn 1 2022

Year 5 Learning Letter Autumn 1 2022


Year 5 STAR Guide Autumn 2

Year 5 Learning Letter Autumn 2

Year 5 STAR Guide Spring 1

Year 5 Learning Letter Spring 1

Year 5 STAR Guide Spring 2

Year 5 Learning Letter Spring 2

Year 5 STAR Guide Summer 1

Year 5 Learning Letter Summer 1

Year 5 News