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Blog posts for: Year 5

Fractions in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Fractions in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will continue to learn about fractions as numbers, measures, and operators. They will learn about percentages and thousandths.

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Comprehension

Comprehension

Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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Science at primary school

Science at primary school

Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.

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The 11+

The 11+

Considering applying for your local grammar or independent school? Find out more about the 11+ exam and how you can help your child prepare at home.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Geometry & shapes in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will use acute, obtuse, and reflex angles and will draw and measure angles in degrees. They will translate and reflect shapes, and will investigate regular and irregular polygons.

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Working with school (in strange times)

Working with school (in strange times)

James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.

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Using the Bond 10 Minute Tests

Using the Bond 10 Minute Tests

11+ tutor and writer Michellejoy Hughes explains how using the short Bond 10 Minute Tests can really help with structuring summer revision for the 11+

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Statistics in Year 5 (age 9–10)

Statistics in Year 5 (age 9–10)

In Year 5, your child will learn to read and create number lines. They will interpret timetables and will solve problems using statistical information from graphs and charts.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.

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Writing a thank you letter

Writing a thank you letter

Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Common reading issues

Common reading issues

Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.

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Bond SATs Skills

Bond SATs Skills

Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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Maths Age 9–10

Maths Age 9–10

This bumper activity book will help your child to progress with core KS2 maths skills while having fun!

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English Age 9–10

English Age 9–10

This bumper activity book will help your child to progress with core English skills while having fun!

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Shakespeare Stories

Shakespeare Stories

Three of Shakespeare’s stories, carefully retold to help children discover the delights of the Bard. Includes Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar and The Winter’s Tale.

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