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Year 5 at primary school

Welcome to Year 5 at primary school!

In schools in England, Year 5 is for children 9–10 years old, and is the third year of Key Stage 2. Children will be encouraged to take on more responsibility and become more independent.

Although there is no statuatory test at the end of Year 5, your child’s teacher will assess your child throughout the year to make sure that they’re at the expected level in English and maths. There is an emphasis on grammar as new concepts like fronted adverbials are introduced.

What to expect in Year 5

A year of calm study and independence. Find out what your child can expect in Year 5.

What to expect in Year 5

English & reading in Year 5

The Year 5 curriculum for English and reading.

Year 5 English curriculum

Maths curriculum in Year 5

The Year 5 curriculum for maths.

Maths curriculum for Year 5

Recommended books for Year 5

Activity books

Develop English and maths skills with these activity books from Progress with Oxford.

Activity books for Age 9–10

Dictionaries & creative writing

Find the right dictionary or thesaurus for your child.

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries

SATs preparation

Develop and practice core SATs skills with these workbooks from Bond.

Bond SATs Skills

Children's fiction

Thrilling adventures and laugh-out-loud humour to encourage young readers.

Children’s fiction for Age 9+