Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Wallbank

Mrs Green

Miss Herbert

Welcome to Year Five!

Year Five is an important year as it lays the foundations in preparation for the Year 6 SATS. Over the year, we will be encouraging the children to complete homework to set deadlines and motivating them to become more accountable for their work. This will help ease their transition into Year 6.   


In Year Five, we expect every child to read every night and for an adult to sign their reading record. Ask your child about the text that they have read by asking lots of questions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Comments on the effects of specific words and how they convey meaning e.g. ideas, characters, atmosphere
  • Uses clues from what characters do and say to explain their motives
  • Connects information together to draw out implied meanings
  • Ask your child to retrieve information from the text


Your child will be given spellings to learn each week. It is important that your child learns these spellings as these form part of the Year 6 SATS spelling test. During the autumn term, spelling tests will take place on a Friday. Your child will record their mark in their reading record. 


In addition to their weekly spellings, your child will be given maths or/both SPAG work to complete. The purpose of this is to consolidate the skills that the children have been taught in school each week. Homework will be given out each Friday and due in the following Thursday. If you need any further support with homework, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Topics for the first Autumn term


Literacy: Queen of the Falls

The Lost Happy Endings

Poetry: The Song of Hiawatha

The Moon

SPaG: Identify the audience for and purpose of writing, Organise paragraphs around a theme with a focus on more complex narrative structures. Use commas after fronted adverbials. Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing. Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely. Describe settings, characters and atmosphere. Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action. Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.

Geography: The children will be learning all about rivers through their topic 'Wild Waters'.  We will be learning to describe how rivers are formed; how the journey of the river progresses from source to mouth and the process of the water cycle. We will be learning to describe and understand how settlements have been made around rivers. We will also carry out fieldwork at a local river, making observations and measurements, then recording using a range of methods.

DT: We will be looking at structures and creating our own bridges as part of our DT topic.

Art: We will be creating our own paintings based on the work of Claude Monnet as part of our art topic. We will also be experiment using painting techniques.

Unit 1- Place Value to 100,000

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000

 Unit 2: Place Value to 1,000,000

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000

Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers
  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

Unit 4: Graphs and tables

  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph

Unit 5: Multiplication and division

  • Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two number
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
  • Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (²) and cubed (³)
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19

Unit 6: Measurement

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm²) and square metres (m²) and estimate the area of irregular shapes


Systems and Searching

Video Production

Why are the five Pillars important to Muslims?

How is the Muslim faith expressed through family life?





Livin’ on a Prayer

Classroom Jazz 1

Keeping & Staying Healthy- SMOKING


Growing and Changing - PUBERTY


Science – Properties of Materials

This ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ unit will teach your child about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as
dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They
will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will work scientifically and
collaboratively to investigate the best thermal insulator to make a lunch box, making predictions and forming conclusions. Furthermore,
they will have a chance to find the best electrical conductor, in the context of making floodlights brighter. They will have the opportunity
to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about
different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. 

Trips and Events

  • River visit
  • Library 
  • Harvest
  • Christingle 

Times Tables

TT Rockstars-



Cambridge Road Community Primary and Nursery School

Cambridge Road. Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 4AQ

Main Contact: Mrs D Fletcher/Mrs A Sass
Headteacher: Mr Darryl Pickering
SEND: Mrs Stevenson
Chair of Governors: Mr Ken Salter

0151 355 1735

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