Year 5 Mathematics
Curriculum Overview
The mathematics curriculum in Year 5 extends to teaching competent understanding and use of numbers to 100,000. Formal calculations are further developed for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.) By the end of Year 5 children will be able to add and subtract 5 digit numbers (including decimals), divide 5 digit numbers by one digit numbers and multiply five digit numbers by one digit numbers (including decimals.) The Year 5 curriculum allocates a significant amount of time to developing children’s understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and the relationship between them. In Year 5, children are introduced to the concepts of prime, squared and cubed numbers for the first time.
Multiplication tables knowledge is consolidated and further extended in Year 5 with our Marvellous Multiplication system extending to teach children to apply simple tables knowledge to tackle derived facts mentally such as 110 x 30, double 900 and 300 squared.
Below are the National Curriculum objectives which are covered in Year 5.
Year 5 Statutory Requirements

NUMBER – NUMBER & PLACE VALUE
 Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit
 Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000
 Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.
 Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
 Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
 Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

NUMBER – ADDITION & SUBTRACTION
 Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
 Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers
 Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
 Solve addition and subtraction multistep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

NUMBER – MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION
 Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
 Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers
 Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
 Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or twodigit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for twodigit numbers
 Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
 Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a onedigit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
 Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
 Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3)
 Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
 Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
 Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.

NUMBER – FRACTIONS (including decimals and percentages)
 Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
 Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
 Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5]
 Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
 Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
 Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100]
 Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
 Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
 Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
 Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
 Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
 Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5n and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

MEASUREMENT
 Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
 Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
 Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
 Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes
 Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]
 Solve problems involving converting between units of time
 Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.

GEOMETRY – PROPERTIES OF SHAPES
 Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations
 Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
 Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (˚)
 Identify:
 angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360˚)
 angles at a point on a straight line and a turn (total 180˚)
 other multiples of 90˚
 Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles

GEOMETRY – POSITION & DIRECTION
 Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.

STATISTICS
 Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
 Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.

White Rose
As an academy we structure the delivery of the national curriculum in the order set out by the White Rose and we use a great many of their resources such as the ‘small steps’ to support this delivery. The timetable shows the order in which units of work are taught. Please click here.
Marvellous Multiplications
The Marvellous Multiplication system is a structured system that we use at Sneyd Academy to support children in learning multiplication tables by heart. The system uses a variety of active teaching techniques alongside regular opportunities to rehearse multiplication tables so children become familiar with all multiplication and division facts for each multiplication table. By the end of Year 5 children are expected to know the multiplication and division facts for the 10, 5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables by heart. They should be able to recall these facts confidently and quickly and apply them accurately in a range of mathematical contexts.
Marvellous Multiplications are tested each week within Big Maths sessions. Examples of tests for Year 5 children are below. Children are given 60 seconds to complete each test and apply their knowledge of multiplication tables to derive the answers from known facts.