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Year 5


Teacher : Miss Randles

TA: Mrs Phillips 

Welcome to Year 5 


Hello and welcome to year 5!

I hope you have all had a fantastic summer break and are ready for your first term in year 5. I am really looking forward to my first year as a teacher at Monksmead School and getting to know the class.

For the autumn term the curriculum is as follows:

English: Our first focus is on poetry (performance)

Maths: We are continuing to follow the Herts Essentials maths planning. Our first unit includes place value, negative numbers, multiplication, division, subtraction and addition before finishing with fractions.

Science: For the first half term we will be looking into living things and their habitats to then look into animals including humans.   

Topic: Our topic for this half term is The Anglo Saxons before moving onto to The Vikings after October half term.

R.E: Christianity and Judaism

P.E: PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday mornings (swimming) and Friday afternoons (Coach Graham). Please make sure all PE kits are named and at school on these days.

Computing: Coding and computing skills

MFL: Spanish

Music: Ukulele


Home work will be given out every Thursday 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 Thursday.


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. 

A library book will also be taken home which they may swap in the key stage 2 library at any point during the week.


Girls need to wear a one piece swimming costumes and boys to wear swimming trunks. Goggles are allowed to be worn for swimming lessons.


If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact us.


Miss Randles and Mrs Phillips



Year 5 Autumn Overview

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.