Year 5 maths Progress checks

Y5 maths Progress checks, TheSchoolRun
Decimals, negative numbers, equivalent fractions and nets of 3D shapes... does your child find any Y5 maths topics tricky? Our Y5 maths progress checks, written by a teacher, are designed to help you see how your child is progressing and identify any areas where they need some extra practice.

Key stage: Year 5, KS2

Our Y5 maths Progress Checks, prepared by a KS2 teacher, will help you identify any areas your child is having trouble with so you can support their learning at home.

Each term’s maths test consists of 20 questions and a total of 20 marks. The first 5 questions are mental maths questions (allow your child 10 seconds for each one) and the next 15 are written questions (allow your child as much time as they like to do these questions).


The Progress checks are designed to follow TheSchoolRun's Learning Journey for that particular term. Please note: they cannot and will not necessarily follow what your child’s teacher is doing at school this week / term, as teachers tend to choose to cover objectives in an order that they feel suits their class. Therefore, don’t worry if your child cannot complete certain questions; the point of the Progress checks is to help parents identify where children might need extra help and practice.

Y5 maths objectives explained

By the end of the school year children should be confident with the following:

Y5 number and place value

  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000
  • Counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative numbers
  • Rounding any number up to one million to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000

Y5 calculating

Y5 fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • Converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number
  • Mutiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • Rounding decimals with two places to the nearest whole  number and to one decimal place
  • Comparing numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Beginning to understand percentages
  • Knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5 and 4/5.

Y5 measurement

  • Converting between units of measurement
  • Working out the perimeter and area of shapes (including irregular shapes)
  • Solving problems involving money and measures
  • Solving problems involving converting between units of time

Y5 geometry

  • Drawing and measuring angles
  • Finding angles around a point, on a straight line and within a right angle

Y5 statistics

  • Solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • Completing and interpreting information in tables, including timetables

What your child learns in Year 5 maths is explained in our parents' guide; you can also look through all our Y5 maths worksheets or follow our Learning Journey for Y5 maths.