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Year 5


Liz Berry

Year 5 Class Teacher

Deputy Head Teacher

Becky Shutler

Year 5 Class Teacher

Sarah Montague-Rockall

Year 5 LSA


Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 is a great place to be as we have so many interesting projects and get to experience a wide range of exciting learning opportunities.

Our New Cangle Curriculum:

Our New Cangle Curriculum is planned in half termly projects which link with other areas of learning such as English, PE and Music. 

Our main Autumn term project is called ‘Ancient Egyptians’ with 4 accompanying mini projects.

Our main Spring term project is called ‘Groundbreaking Greeks’ with 3 accompanying mini projects.

Our main Summer term project is called ‘Sow, Grow and Farm’ with 4 accompanying mini projects.

Have a look at our Year 5 Curriculum Plan for more details about how we organise our curriculum

In English, we deliver a book led curriculum and teach writing skills through various genres. Throughout the year we explore and write diary entries, stories from other cultures, biographies, balanced arguments, explanation texts, poetry and play scripts. There are opportunities for the children to perform their poems and plays to a wider audience.

In Year 5 we aim to instil a lifelong love of reading. We use Accelerated Reader to develop reading fluency and comprehension (for more information refer to the English Curriculum page). Also, we   each have a reading for pleasure book and make regular visits to the library. It is still important to hear your child read regularly, as well as to read to them and share books together. The expectation is that children in Year 5 will read at home most days and fill in their reading diaries. We enjoy reading our whole class reading books together which are linked to our projects. They are: The Jamie Drake Equation, The Mummy’s Curse, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Who Let the Gods Out, The Explorers and Tom’s Midnight Garden. They give us inspiration for our writing:



Suggested reading list:

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List. These are the words that the children are expected to be able spell by the end of Year 6. 




We follow a mastery approach that has the understanding of number at its heart. In Year 5, we place particular emphasis on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and how these relate to other areas of maths such as fractions, decimals and percentages. We regularly use manipulatives as they help us to learn and deepen our thinking. We often use them to explain our reasoning. We also draw our problems, as this helps us with difficult abstract concepts. The expectation is that by the end of Year 4 most children are able to quickly recall the times tables up to 12. Practising the times tables at home using the website TTRockstars is a good way to consolidate this throughout Year 5.

Some useful websites:

Year 5 Maths Overview