10 Steps to Success - Year 5 - Maths

We’ve broken the year’s key learning into 10 skills. If children can master these in year 5, they will make a flying start to year 6. They won’t necessarily be mastered in order.

Skill 1

Apply Times-Tables up to 12 x 12, including associated division facts.

(e.g. 3 x 4 = 12 therefore 30 x 4 = 120)

(e.g. 48 ÷ 8 = 6 therefore 6 x 8 = 48)    








Skill  2

Apply Column Addition for numbers with more than 4 digit numbers, in and out of context (money and measures), including decimals. Solve missing number problems.    








Skill 3

Apply Column Subtraction for numbers with more than 4 digits, in context of money, measures, geometry and statistics, including decimals. Solve missing number problems.    








Skill 4

Apply formal written methods of Multiplication for up to ThHTU x U/TU, including long multiplication for two digit numbers.    








Skill 5

Apply formal written methods of short Division for ThHTU ÷ U digit with remainders appropriate for the context. 







Skill 6

Calculate multiplication and division by 10 and 100 and 1000, using whole numbers and decimals. (e.g. 71 x 100 = 7100)    







Skill 7

Add, subtract and multiply fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number. 

(e.g. 2/3 + 5/6)









Skill 8

Read, write, order and find equivalence for proper and mixed fractions. Apply times tables knowledge (2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, 50…) 







Skill 9

Apply understanding of the mathematical symbols < > and = in balance and missing number problems. (e.g. 3 x __ = 10 + 5) through a range of number contexts.    









Skill 10

Apply written methods for all four operations to check answers, using the inverse operation. (e.g. 100 – 63 = 37 so 37 + 63 = 200)