Year 5

Welcome to Year 5, a year in which we immerse ourselves in fun and fantastic topics that take us back in time, get us thinking about the present and how we can use what we know to help us navigate towards the future. The curriculum will provide children with the opportunities to go on visits and take part in enrichment days (like Greek Day and Day of Wisdom), bringing all areas of their learning to life.

In Year 5, children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and are expected to be proactive in completing tasks outside of school, this could be completing Home School Projects, weekly homework set on Google Classroom as well doing their own independent research on an area of the curriculum that sparks their curiosity.

Curriculum overview

Links to websites

Topmarks and Crickweb – a little bit of everything in these last two websites from spelling games to writing tips
IXL – have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year groups. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.
BBC Education – have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
Maths Playground – has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.
Sheppard Software site – has Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
Key Stage 2 Literacy – has activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
SpellZone – a range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
EverySchool – has some helpful reading comprehension activities

Places to explore with the family

Science Museum – All things Science
British Museum – Ancient Greeks
V&A Museum – Golden Age of Islam