Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 5


Teacher : Miss Randles

TA: Mrs Phillips 


I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and welcome back!


I have been very impressed with how well Year 5 settled back into the school routine after such a long period of home learning. I can’t quite believe we are in our final term of Year 5!


As expected, there are a number of gaps in learning as a result of the government lockdowns and therefore our usual curriculum map may alter to fit the needs of the children. In Maths and English, we have spent some time working on some of the Year 4 learning as well as the Year 5 units. We will continue working with a combination of the two curriculums to ensure there is consolidation of learning.


For the summer term the curriculum is as follows:


English: We will be following the ‘Herts for Learning: Back on Track’ planning which covers a wide range of skills both from Y4 and Y5.

Maths: We will continue to follow the Herts essentials maths planning. Some of the units include; percentages, roman numerals, formal division and multiplication in complex problems, fractions, decimals, and percentages problem solving, reading timetables and calculating with time

Science: Forces, states of matter and digestion and teeth. Also as part of our science/PSHE, we will be covering work on Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).

Topic: Mountain Ranges (The Alpine Region) and

R.E: Christianity and Judaism

P.E: Swimming, Athletics and Rounder’s

Computing: Coding, e-safety, computing skills

PSHE: Money and work

SRE: Growing and changing, keeping safe,

MFL: Spanish

Music: Composition


Home work will be given out every Wednesday and handed back in on a Monday. There will be two pieces of homework usually one English and one Maths.  Spelling tests and new spellings to learn will be set every Wednesday.



All children will read with an adult during their guided reading sessions once a week within small groups. In addition to this, children will be given a school book to read at home with an adult or older sibling. Reading records are checked every Monday and children are expected to read a minimum of three times a week at home where it is recorded and signed by the adult. If children have read three times they receive one merit point, if they have read five times they will receive five merit points.


We are hoping to go swimming on a Friday morning. Until this is definite, children will need PE kits on a Wednesday and a Friday. Our PE lessons will vary depending if we are able to proceed with swimming or not.


If we are able to go ahead with Swimming, PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays.


Please make sure all PE kits (suitable for indoor and outdoor) are named and at school on these days.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contacts me.

Miss Randles


Year 5 Summer Timetable 2021

In Year 5 we learn to:







  • Summarise main points of an argument or discussion within their reading and make up own mind about issue/s.
  • Compare between two texts
  • Appreciate that people use bias in persuasive writing.
  • Appreciate how two people may have a different view on the same event.
  • Draw inferences and justify with evidence from the text.
  • Vary voice for direct or indirect speech.
  • Recognise clauses within sentences.
  • Explain how and why a writer has used clauses to add information to a sentence.
  • Use more than one source when carrying out research.
  • Create a set of notes to summarise what has been read.
  • Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • Add phrases to make sentences more precise and 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.
  • Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will).
  • Use the following to indicate parenthesis:
  • o   brackets

    o dashes

    o   comma

  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
  • Link clauses in sentences using a range of subordinating and 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).
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.







  • Count forwards and backward with positive and negative numbers through zero.
  • Count forwards/backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with 3 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1,000.
  • Identify all multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs.
  • Use known tables to derive other number facts.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers.
  • Recognise place value of any number up to 1,000,000.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to nearest whole number and 1 decimal place.
  • Add and subtract numbers with more than 4-digits using formal written method.
  • Use rounding to check answers.
  • Multiply  4-digits by 1-digit/ 2-digit
  • Divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit
  • Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Recognise and use thousandths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to another.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.
  • Identify and write equivalent fractions.
  • Solve time problems using timetables and converting between different units of time.