Year 5

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Understand the new things your child will learn in Year 5, such as decimals, fractions and percentages in maths, comparing texts and developing comprehension skills in English and understanding physical processes in science.

We have hundreds of Year 5 English worksheets and Year 5 maths worksheets to help you support learning at home and make homework sessions much easier! Also, check out the Homework Gnome for help with Year 5 history and geography topics.

Articles

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How your Year 5 child develops
With the teenage years beckoning, what can you expect from your child in Year 5?
Year 5 students and teacher
What your child learns in Year 5 maths, English and science
Understanding the new things your child will be learning in Year 5 can prepare both of you for the months ahead, and make homework sessions much easier. Read our quick guide to Year 5 maths, English and science to be ready for the new challenges.
Secondary school applications
Choosing a secondary school: 10 crucial questions to ask
When you're faced with finding the best secondary school for your child it can be easy to focus on schools' settling-in strategies for Year 7 pupils, but it's vital to look beyond these initial worries and seek answers to questions which will affect your child several years down the line. Moira Holden reports.

Tutorials

Comparing fractions with different denominators tutorial
Comparing fractions with different denominators sounds tricky, but it isn't when you know how. Our interactive teacher will show you the best method and then give you a chance to practise by asking you to have a go at some questions yourself.
Prime numbers tutorial
Our interactive teacher shows you a really simple method for working out prime numbers, then she's going to set you a challenge. Can you pull the space ships with the prime numbers onto the correct planet?
Long multiplication tutorial
Long multiplication – it's easy when you know how, honest! Let our interactive teacher show you the best method to use for long multiplication, then have a go yourself at cracking some problems and she'll tell you if you're on the right track.

Worksheets

Year 5 mental maths test
Year 5 mental maths test
Practice makes perfect! The timed questions in this mental maths test will help your child improve their ability to make quick and accurate calculations - an ideal way to prepare for SATs.
Shading parts of a whole worksheet
Shading parts of a whole
Have your child shade the 100-square grids on this worksheet to show the given fraction or decimal.
Using similes to describe character and setting
Using similes to describe character and setting
Similes compare something to something else using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Can you think of some descriptive similes to finish these sentences?
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Y5 English booster

Year 5 Booster packs in English and Maths

From apostrophes to spelling mnemonics, prefixes to synonyms, the Year 5 English Booster pack is bursting with revision activities to help consolidate and build on your child's literacy learning. And there's plenty of cutting and sticking, word searching, thesaurus checking and script writing to be done along the way!

Rounding speed challenges, zoo subtraction problems, spotting square numbers and a little bit of pizza maths... it's all included in the Year 5 Maths Booster pack, designed to help your child practise and revise the key KS2 maths skills they've learned at school.

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Discover a unique learning programme for your Year 5 child

The Learning Journey programme covers all the core areas of learning your child will be expected to master in English and maths during Year 5. Work through the 40 worksheets that comprise each programme in order, or pick those that cover topics you know your child is struggling with, and by the end of the school year you can be sure your child's learning is on track. You can also get your child to take a Year 5 Progress check.There are six Year 5 Progress checks (one for each school term in English and maths). Each Progress check includes questions on the areas of learning that your child will be covering in that school term. Just get your child to take the test, then check the answers we provide and you'll see straight away if your child has grasped each of these learning skills.

Grammar Made Easy

Grammar Made Easy

Grammar Made Easy is for every parent who wants their primary child to do well at school, to see them gain top marks for grammar and punctuation and use language as a door to future opportunities.

Each chapter of the eBook focuses on a specific area – such as tenses or apostrophes – and provides clear, simple explanations of rules to remember, plus examples of what’s right, what’s wrong and why. Then, there are quiz questions to recap and check that your child has understood everything.

Once you’ve got your copy, you’ll be able to:

  • Make sense of every grammar rule
  • Boost your child’s ability to write and speak
  • Play games and quizzes to reinforce learning
  • Help your child achieve great results in their English SATs
  • Set them up for success with foreign languages

You don’t need to be a grammar expert to help your child to become confident in English!

Secondary school eBook

A Parent's Guide to Secondary School

Starting to think about secondary school? A Parent's Guide to Secondary School takes you through everything you need to know, from deciding which schools to apply for, through the application and appeals process, to supporting your child in the first weeks and months in their new school.

The expert advice and practical tips from parents contained in these pages will ensure that you are able to help your child prepare for this exciting new chapter in their life, and that they begin secondary school feeling confident and supported both practically and emotionally.

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning

Preparing your child for the 11+?

If your child is in the last years of primary school you might be thinking about selection tests like the Eleven Plus and how to prepare for them. To help you decide on your approach we've put together an introduction to verbal and non-verbal reasoning, with expert tips, advice and practice questions and answers for you and your child.

The pack has been written to provide a general overview of the key skills tested at 11+, including practical examples of the common types of questions, hints and explanations to help you understand the solutions and play-based ways to help prepare your child at home.

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Topic homework? Let the Homework Gnome help

In Year 5, your child will cover some core learning areas of history, geography and science. For many of these topic-areas, you'll find top facts, timelines, did you knows, pictures, videos and more, in the Homework Gnome. Why not check out the following:

History:

Life in the Victorian era
Queen Victoria
The Victorian era
Greek life and culture
Greek gods and mythology

Science:

Keeping healthy
Plants and growth
Space exploration
The Solar System

Geography:

Rivers