Year 5

A Typical day in Year 5

8.45 – 9.05am – Registration

Pupils arrive in class and hand in their reading records and homework on the relevant days.

9:05 – 10:30am – English

The lesson is split into two parts: domain and Literacy. During our domain lesson, we are focusing on Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. The tools used during our domain lesson will then feed into our Literacy lesson, where we follow the Power of Reading scheme. This scheme gives all pupils opportunities to improve their reading comprehension skills and writing abilities by utilising a range of different approaches to learning.

10.30 – 10.45am – Break
10.45 – 12.10pm – Maths

The principal focus is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of number (place value, the four operations and fractions, decimals and percentages) and develop their understanding of shape, space and measure. Pupils have access to resources such as place value counters, place value grids and multiplication squares to support them and they are taught to access these with increasing independence.

12.10 – 1.00pm – Lunch
1:05 – 2:45 – Foundation Subjects

This includes Geography, History, Music, PE, Science, PSHE, Art, French, Computing, RE and DT.

2.45pm – Home time


Each week, children in Year 5 are expected to read at least 5 times to (or in the presence of) an adult/older sibling. Regular reading of a variety of texts not only widens your child’s vocabulary and comprehension skills but supports their ability to become an effective writer.

Please help your child by checking that they understand the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and by asking them questions about what they have read, including going beyond the literal meaning. Here are a few examples:

  • What do you think will happen next? Why?
  • How did the story begin? What happened in the middle? How did it end?
  • What was the main feeling in the story (e.g. Was it happy, sad…?) and why was this so?
  • Did you learn any new words from this story, if so what?

Homework diaries are checked weekly and rewards are given to children who read to an adult at home regularly.