Year 5 English Learning Journey
How to get started on the Year 5 English Learning Journey
Either work through the worksheets below in order or you can pick worksheets that match topics your child is currently covering at school. There is also a Year 5 English Learning Journey checklist to help you keep track.
Alternatively, check out your child's dashboard on the home page. You'll find this week's worksheet from the Year 5 English programme (as well as the Year 5 Maths programme). You'll also find guides for parents on the topics your child is learning, so you can explain it to them, plus science experiments and topic-focused activity packs for you to explore if you have time to spare.
In Year 5 English children continue to read an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction texts. The fiction and non-fiction texts they read will be both modern and more traditional, British and from other cultures and traditions. Through reading they will develop their understanding of characters and the authors' use of language, as well as identifying the differences between facts and opinions in writing.
Their creative writing, punctuation, grammar and spelling skills will also be developed over the academic year: they will learn more about prefixes and suffixes and how they are used in word formation, learn to spell homophones and words with silent letters and practise using a dictionary and a thesaurus.
They will also be encouraged to use adverbs and adverbials to explain how, when or where something is being done, practise using commas, brackets and dashes correctly, learn to include dialogue in their writing and start to structure texts with a range of organisational devices such as time connectives (such as firstly, after, later), paragraphs, headings, bullet points and underlining. Finally, they will be taught editing skills to help them assess and improve the effectiveness of their writing.
Year 5 English: what your child learns is a good place to go for more information.
Don't forget! We have a whole section of the site about Year 5 English where you'll find even more articles, games, worksheets and activities.