Year 5 Maths Curriculum

Throughout the year pupils will be developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in their maths lessons. They will practise arithmetic throughout the year as well as:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Place value including numbers in words.

Divisibility rules.

Add, subtract, order and write 6 digit numbers

Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers

Rounding and mental addition/

Factors and multiples

Written and mental addition and subtraction.

Short division

Multi-step word problems

Short division

Short and long multiplication

Add fractions with related denominators

12 and 24 hour clock.

Measure and draw angles; identify acute, obtuse and reflex angles.

Factors,  primes, square numbers and square roots

Finding fraction of amounts

Identify thousandths and compare numbers up to 3 decimal places

Short division with remainders

Multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000.


Properties of triangles

Exploring angles and properties of polygons

Negative numbers in the context of temperature

Perimeter and area of rectangles, irregular and compound shapes


Simplifying fractions and equivalent fractions

Conversions using metric measures

Parallel and perpendicular lines

Use coordinates in the first two quadrants

Find volume by counting cubes


Using compasses and identifying parts of a circle

Conversion graphs

Identify imperial units

Construct triangles using angles and dimensions

Percentage/fraction equivalences


Ordering numbers


Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions

Make and draw 3D shapes

Read and write Roman numerals




Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers


Line graphs






Calculate time intervals