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Holgate Primary and Nursery

Holgate Primary and Nursery

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

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Children need to come to school in their PE kits on:

Monday - Indoor PE Monday - Indoor PE
Thursday - Outdoor PE Thursday - Outdoor PE

Learning in Year 5

The expectation in Year 5 is that: -

  • All children know their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can apply this understanding to multiplication, division and word problems.  
  • Children understand fractions, decimals and percentages and the link between them. 
  • Children are introduced to, and begin to use, brackets and dashes to add extra information in their sentences.
  • The expectation for the end of Year 6 is that children can read and accurately spell words from the spelling list; we begin learning these spellings in Year 5.  

If you want to see how Year 5 are taught to apply different calculation techniques in maths, click here to view videos support guides. 

Throughout the school year, we will work on different Curriculum Vehicles. A vehicle is the theme or idea which drives our learning. Our first Curriculum Vehicle of this school year is called: Survival!

Click here to download a knowledge organiser to help support your child throughout this Curriculum Vehicle. This gives you useful information linked to the work that we are doing in class - our vehicle. You will see the areas we will be covering, some “sticky” knowledge that we would like the children to learn, useful books to read and share with your child, key vocabulary and a few ideas of websites to visit. 

It would be really supportive of your child’s learning in school if you could talk to them throughout this half term about the information on here and about what they have been doing in class.


Generally, homework is set on a Tuesday and will need to be handed in by the following Tuesday. Homework will be set by the class teacher on teams.

There will also be purple mash and Times Table Rock Starz work that can be accessed throughout the week.

Every Friday, spellings will be handed out and a spelling test will occur the following Friday afternoon.

We would encourage children to try to read for at least 10 minutes a day. More information about your child's reading level can be found in their pupil organisers.

Links to support learning


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