Year 5

What to expect in Year 5

We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.


Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a  reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing. Weekly spelling lists are sent home and spelling dictations are set weekly to assess children's understanding and retention of spelling patterns learned. 


Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. We use the 99 club and Timetable Rockstars to rehearse these number facts.  Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.