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Year 5 Maths Learning Journey

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How to get started on the Year 5 Maths Learning Journey

A great place to start is by reading Year 5 Maths: what your child learns.

Then, you can 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 Maths 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 Maths programme (as well as the Year 5 English 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 maths children expand their number and place value knowledge, reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000 and counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative numbers.

They also practise their calculating skills, adding and subtracting with numbers up to four digits using column addition and subtraction and identifying factors and multiples of different numbers as well as prime numbers. They will be taught to multiply four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers using long multiplication and divide four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers using short division. They will practise solving problems involving all four operations.

Working with fractions and decimals, they will compare, order, add and subtract fractions and convert from mixed numbers to improper fractions. They'll also learn to compare numbers with up to three decimal places and begin to understand percentages.

In geometry they will work out the perimeter and area of shapes, including irregular shapes, draw and measure angles and find angles around a point, on a straight line and within a right angle.

They will also solve problems involving money and measures and converting between units of time and work on problems that require them to interpret data and information in tables, including timetables.

Don't forget! We have a whole section on Year 5 Maths where you'll find lots more articles, worksheets, games and activities.

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