Kingston Primary School



In Upper Key Stage 2 at Kingston, children continue to experience a varied curriculum. There is a thematic topic-based approach and links are made between different subjects to help children to put their learning into context.


Reading and Homework

Weekly homework is set in Maths and English and our pupils are expected to read five times a week as part of our ‘Kingston Rainbow Reading Scheme’.  Spelling activities are also given for homework.

Thematic Curriculum

We choose exciting and vibrant themes as a vehicle to teach our 'Take on the World' curriculum.  Recent themes have included Endangered, Graffiti and CSI.  We enrich our curriculum provision with lots of educational trips and visits linked to our theme. Children gain knowledge about the different subjects and learn important skills in all areas of the curriculum, making meaningful links when appropriate, including to real life experiences.  Children have P.E. lessons twice each week.

The key areas covered in Maths in year five are:

  • Number
  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Geometry – properties of shape
  • Geometry – position and direction
  • Measurement
  • Statistics

The genres covered in English are:

  • Instructions
  • Recount
  • Narrative
  • Information Texts
  • Poetry
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Discussion texts
  • Explanation
  • Biographies

Children’s progress is assessed throughout the year through observations of how they approach their work in different subjects, through pupils' learning conversations with teachers and through their written work.  Pupils’ writing levels are assessed four times a half term using our Kingston banding sheets in Extended Writing.  There are formal assessment weeks three times throughout the year which combined with teachers’ ongoing assessments give an indication of where a child is in line with the national average. Teachers use the information from the assessments to set targets and plan work to ensure that each child continues to make progress.

Please see specific subject tabs for more information on our year 5 curriculum

Be prepared in Year 5

  • Have you got your homework, book bag, snack, and lunch?
  • Don’t forget to take home letters to your parents;
  • Be responsible for changing your reading book;
  • Push yourself, work hard at home, do extra if you can
 National Curriculum Spellings for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.pdfDownload
 Primary National Curriculum.pdfDownload
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Year 5 Curriculum Map