Year 5

Home Learning

Recommended activities to support home learning for Year 5


Guided Reading

We recommend that children practise their reading skills daily for up to 30 minutes.  Children can achieve this through:

  • Completing a Reading Plus Task.
  • Completing a reading task from the resources below.
  • Reading their own book and completing their reading record.


We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day on their English learning.  This term our topic is 'To infinity and beyond'.  Children have been linking their writing to this topic to demonstrate their cross-curricular learning about space.  At home, children could:

  • Write a poem about space.
  • Create their own sci-fi based adventure story.
  • Create an information text about space.
  • Write an astronaut's diary!
  • Describe what a planet is like. 
  • Interview an alien.
  • Write an alien's guide to earth.

Alternatively, children could choose to complete a task from the suggested resources below.  In addition, children can practise their SPaG skills by accessing and choosing one of the set tasks.



We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day on their maths learning.  Children can practise key skills and topics of learning through:

  • Accessing TT Rockstars.
  • Accessing Prodigy maths (login details will be emailed soon)
  • Completing a maths task from the suggested activity booklets below.



This term's  Science  topic is Earth and Space, the children could continue their learning by researching one of the planets in our solar system and then producing an information booklet, PowerPoint or poster  about that planet. 





 Creative Curriculum


This term's topic we have been studying rivers, coasts and biomes, the children can continue their learning  through the following project ideas.


  • Research a river from around the world, creating a information booklet or poster about their chosen river.
  • Choose two different biomes and compare and contrast the animals and plants that live in each region.
  • Research the coast line of an area of Great Britain.
  • Make a model of a river.
  • Make your own biome in a bag. 
  • Create your own coastal landscape painting. 


Reading  Tasks

Reading Comprehension
Easter Differentiated Reading Comprehens
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Reading Task
Breaking News.pdf
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Easter Worksheet
Easter Holiday Selfies Activity Sheet.pd
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Guidance for Reading Tasks
Reading Revision Mat Guidance.pdf
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Reading Task
The Easter Hare by Margaret Arndt.pdf
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Reading Task
Fiction Revision Mat.pdf
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Reading Task
Non Fiction Revision Mat.pdf
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Reading Task
Poetry Revision Mat.pdf
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Reading Answers
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English Tasks

Easter reading activity
Easter Story Inference Activity Sheets.p
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Easter Activity booklet
Easter Activity Booklet.pdf
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Easter Activity Booklet Answers
Easter Activity Booklet Answers.pdf
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Spring Activity Booklet
Spring Activity Booklet - Questions.pdf
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Spring Activity Answers
Spring Activity Booklet - Answers.pdf
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Maths Tasks

Maths Activity Book
Year 5 Spring Themed Maths Activity Book
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Maths Activity Book answers
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In art this term the children will be making their own sculptures based on the work by Andy Goldsworthy.  They have started by working outdoors to create natural sculptures using the materials around them.  This will lead to a final fantasy landscape that will be used for a film narrative and incorporating elements of the computing curriculum.



In Design and Technology the children learnt how to support and strengthen 3D structures when creating cam toys.  This term they will be building on this knowledge using wood and jinx corners to support structures with gears and pulleys.

Our Learning Journey

Our learning for Terms 3 and 4 is called Infinity and Beyond.


Maths- Area, perimeter, division, statistics, fractions, decimals and percentages.

English – Explanation texts, figurative language, poetry, a selection of narrative writing and guided reading focus on the book Wonder.

Science- Earth and space and forces.

Geography- Coasts, river and biomes.

Art –  An artistic study of Andy Goldsworthy and sculpture.

Computing – Simulations and e-mailing.

RE -  Christianity and Judaism.  

PSHE- Appropriate behaviours, poverty and disability.

DT- How gears or pulleys create movement.

Music – The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

PE – Multi skills, gymnastics  and dance

French – Food, towns and cities and a grammar focus.

Year 5 Curriculum 2019-2020
Year 5 Curriculum 2019 2020.pdf
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Yearly overview.pdf
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Expectations in Year 5!

As the children are now in Upper Key Stage 2, it is very important for them to set a great example to the younger children in the school.  They should exemplify the school's values and start taking on responsibility such as becoming a House Captain. 


Staffing and Classes

You will find the Year 5 classes located in the Pavilions at the top of the school field. We consist of three classes; Hawking, Dyson and Armstrong. The Year 5 team of teachers are Mrs Dey, Mrs Bates, Miss Stapley  and Mrs Rose.  We are lucky to have excellent teaching assistants and these are Mrs Brett, Mrs Reed, Mrs Price, Mrs Cook-Allen and Miss Brown.


Mrs Dey can be contacted on:


Mrs Bates can be contacted on:


Miss Stapley can be contacted on :


Mrs Rose can be contacted on:


The Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader is Miss Wilce. She can be contacted on



During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Ancient Egyptians, Infinity and Beyond and Raiders and Traders! Alongside all the wonderful learning, you will have many exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space!


Class Timetables

An Example Class Timetable:



Timetable Spring Armstrong 2020.pdf
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Parent Information

Y5 Residential letter 19 June 2020 (1).p
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Our PE timetable for the year.
PE Essentials.pdf
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Please make sure P.E. kits are in school everyday as although P.E. lessons are timetabled, these will have to change sometimes due to the weather.  This term we have the opportunity to receive tennis coaching on a Tuesday afternoon which will replace one of the other sessions.

Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List
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Meet the Teacher

Meet the teacher 2019.pdf
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Mathematical Vocabulary

Ways to Practise Spellings

Upcoming Events


Thursday 12th September - 11+ Kent Test for registered pupils

Thursday 12th September - 'Meet the Teacher' sessions, 4.30pm and 6.30pm in Galileo Class

Monday 16th September - Music at Malling Workshop for all Y6 pupils (am and pm)

Wednesday 18th September - Music at Malling Concert at The Discovery School, 10.00am and 2.00pm

Monday 23rd September - World War Two topic launch

Monday 23rd September - Music 4 Schools Parent Information Session, 5.30pm

Tuesday 24th September - WW2 walk around Kings Hill

Wednesday 25th September - Cult Status Music Assembly, 10.00am

Friday 4th - Thursday 10th October - Travelling Books book fair (after school)

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October - Individual and sibling school photos

Monday 14th October - Culture Week

Thursday 17th October - 11+ Kent Test results day

Friday 18th October - End of Term 1


Monday 28th October - Start of Term 2

Wednesday 30th October - FODs Halloween Raffle

Thursday 31st October - Secondary School Application Form (SCAF) deadline

Saturday 9th November - FODs Fireworks Night

Monday 11th November - Friendship Week

Wednesday 13th November - FLU Immunisations

Tuesday 19th November - WW2 trip to Horton Kirby

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November - Parent Consultations

Thursday 21st November - FODs non-school uniform day for Christmas Fair

Friday 22nd November - Staff INSET day - school closed for pupils

Friday 29th November - FODs Pantomime

Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair, 12.30 - 3.30pm

Wednesday 11th December - Magistrates Talk






Year 5 Parent Information Session from last year!

To give you an idea about what happens in secondary transfer.


Homework will be set every Friday and handed in the following Wednesday.

The children will be receiving maths homework in the form of games and investigations from Term 2 onwards.

The children will develop fluency with numbers through developing their number sense and working with numbers in different ways, NOT by memorising rote facts. They will also be receiving English homework in the form of, spelling, punctuation and grammar tasks. Additionally, each child will be given a reading task when the new scheme is up and running by the end of September.

Provision Map 2019-2020

Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school.  If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.