Year 5


The maths papers below illustrate a cross section of the type of topic which pupils in this age range might encounter. Pupils in this year need, not only to work correctly, but to prepare for future examinations by working to time with speed and accuracy. They should be confident with the four operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide), using 3 and then 4 digits. They also need to be able to show the process used and how they reached the answer. This is important because marks are often given for the method used to obtain the correct results. Learning will include fractions, decimals, percentages, area and perimeter of shapes. Pupils will learn to convert units of measurement, to draw and measure angles and calculate the size of missing angles.

These worksheets demonstrate typical year 5 work.

Year 5 optional-type maths paper 2
Year 5 maths paper
Year 5 maths optional paper 3
Word problems for Year 5
Maths skills for Year 5
Maths word problems for Year 5
Measurement word problems for Year 5
Mental arithmetic for Year 5 no1
Mental maths for Year 5
Mental maths for Year 5 paper 2
Revision paper for Year 5 on numeracy
Maths optional-type Year 5
Time word problems for Year 5
Fun maths questions for year 5
Maths for Year 5 practice
AQA GCSE Chemistry FT 2008
Year 5 or 6 maths test paper
Year 5 maths for November
Year 5 maths for November


At this level your child will be taught many aspects of English which will include: accurate comprehension (including inference of character's actions and feelings) of written passages, thinking about figurative language and how it is used. Correct spelling (including prefixes and suffixes) which indicates a good grasp of English vocabulary, use of all the tenses (and time connectives) and the ability to use imagination in both story writing and descriptive work are all important.

The papers below illustrate a cross section of this work which you can follow up with other pages from the site.

Vocabulary paper for Year 5
Spelling tips for Year 5
Comprehension butterflies Year 5
English paper Year 5 caves
Grammar practice for Year 5
Spelling patterns ei Year 5
Spelling practice Year 5 and 6 no 1
Word endings for Year 5
Spellings for Year 5
The Thief Year 5 & 6 comprehension
Spelling tests Year 5 and 6
Spelling practice Year 5 and 6 no 2
Proof reading practice Years 5 and 6
Word list spellings Years 5 and 6
Word list Years 5 and 6
Short story writing Years 5 and 6
Year 5 English revision
Change nouns and adjectives to verbs Year 5
Spelling practice for Year 5
Prefix activity for Year 5
Suffix activity for Year 5
Different types of houses Year 5 English
Homophones Years 3 and 4
Homophone sentences Years 5 and 6


Living things and their habitats Pupils should be taught to: 
  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
Animals, including humans Pupils should be taught to:
  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age
Properties and changes of materials Pupils should be taught to:
  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda
Earth and space Pupils should be taught to: 
  • describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
Forces Pupils should be taught to:
  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
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