Maths in Year 5

Here is an overview of the topics covered in the year group. It gives an idea of when each topic is taught but this may vary depending on the need of the children in the cohort.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Number and Place Value Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Fractions


Geometry – Position and Direction:

Position and Movement



Calculations: Addition and Subtraction


Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Decimals   Measurement: Measurements


Calculations: Multiplication and Division


Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Percentages Measurement: Area and Perimeter


Calculations: Worded Problems


Geometry – Properties of Shapes: Geometry  Measurement: Volume


Statistics: Graphs


Number and Place Value: Roman Numerals

Knowledge Organiser

Learn Its

Learning at Home


To help with children’s learning, we would encourage them to consolidate their understanding of these facts and mental strategies. This selection builds upon those which have been given in the previous years and gives the foundations of their learning to come.
A solid understanding of these can support children’s school learning and allow them to access the more complex elements of mathematics.
Children may also, occasionally, be given Learn Its. These support children to develop their knowledge and memory of what they will need to know for upcoming topics in maths. This is not homework as such but is sent home to support children’s school work.
Children are also encouraged to access TTRS daily to ensure a rapid recall of the multiplication facts.




Year 5 Rapid Recall Facts/Mental Strategies


• Know pairs of decimals that total 1

• Tables allocation

squared numbers

cubed numbers

multiples and factors

prime numbers

• Multiply and divide by 10/100/1000

• Multiply by 5/50/25 mentally

x10 and half/x100 and half/x100 and half then half

• Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents

1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25

• Know percentages as a fraction

over a denominator of 100

• Convert between different units of metric measure

[for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre]

• Know that one full turn is 360°, half turn is 180°, quarter turn is 90° and three quarter turn is 270°

• Read Roman numerals to 1,000