Year 5

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.

The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 5

Spelling Appendix Year 5 and 6

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation for Year 5


Please click here to see our autumn term newsletter.


In Year 5 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction and fiction. This includes learning about settings and characterisation extracts. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays.  Our first class novel will be The Last Wild – a brilliant book! The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries. There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.



In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, especially focusing on number bonds (up to 1000) and times tables (up to 12 x 12). The children will continue to learn about place value, comparing numbers and subtraction and addition written methods. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask to meet with your child’s teacher.

In Science we will be investigating materials and their properties. We will be comparing and grouping materials based on evidence from fair tests. In French, we will be practising colours and food, building our French vocabulary and exchanging greetings. In geography, we are learning about different countries and continents across the world and using an atlas to locate these. In PSHE, the children will be learning about the rights and responsibilities as a British citizen and as a member of the school. They will also learn about different people in the world and celebrating differences. In RE the children will be studying a multi-faith unit, which includes Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. We will be exploring the big question of ‘When and why did different religions come to the UK?’

 Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities. 


Our Curriculum Timetables:

Please click the links below to access our class timetables for the autumn term: