Upper Key Stage 2

This is what our daily remote learning provision looks like for year 5&6.

Year 5 & 6 Class Email Addresses

If you require any additional support please contact your child’s class teacher via their class email address:







Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Reading Targets

Before your child reads a book, ask:

  • Why did you select this book?
  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting?
  • What do you think the book is going to be about?
  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen?
  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book?
  • What do you think is going to happen?

While your child is reading a book, try asking:

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation?
  • If the book was a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?
  • Where is the book set?
  • If the main character in that story lived next door, would you be friends?
  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there?
  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far?

After your child has finished a book, ask questions like:

  • What was your favourite part of the book? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book?
  • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would?
  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved?
  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Spelling Targets

To be able to read and write the Year 5 and 6 common exception words:

The list for all years can be found here – http://www.ecclestonmere.st-helens.sch.uk/serve_file/297332

Writing Targets

Year 5 & 6 Writing Targets

  • Identify the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
  • When writing a story, considering how authors have developed characters and settings
  • Describing characters, settings and atmosphere
  • Using speech punctuation correctly
  • Building cohesion within and between paragraphs
  • Structuring and presenting work in different ways e.g. headings, bullet points and underlining
  • Make sure that you have used the correct tense consistently
  • To know and use appropriate levels of formality in your writing
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • Use modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied relative pronoun
  • Using a wider range of punctuation in your writing, including hyphens, commas, colons and bullet points

Year 5

Maths Targets

Please do not feel that all the targets listed below need to be worked on at the same time. Pick one or two at a time for each subject and work through them.

Number and Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Use and understand negative numbers in context
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000
  • Read Roman numerals 10 1000 (M) and recognise years in Roman Numerals

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods
  • Add and subtract large numbers mentally
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems

Multiplication and Division

  • Recognise prime numbers up to 100 and know all prime numbers up to 19
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number, using the formal written method
  • Multiply and Divide numbers mentally, drawing on known facts
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using formal written method
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100, 1000
  • Recognise and use squared numbers
  • Solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions and convert them from one form to the other
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of each other
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places


  • Convert between different units of metric measure (centimetre to millimetre, gram to kilogram, litre to millilitre)
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter and area of squares and rectangles
  • Solve problems converting between units of time
  • Use all for operations to solve problems involving measure


  • Identify 3D shapes
  • Draw angles and measure them in degrees
  • Know the different types of angles and their facts
  • Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape as not changed


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

Year 6

Number and Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions larger than a whole (1)
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
  • Multiply and divide number with up to three decimal places by 10, 100, 1000
  • Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers

Ratio and Proportion

  • Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages
  • Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
  • Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples


  • Use simple formulae
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences
  • Express missing number problems algebraically
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns


  • Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
  • Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places

Properties of Shape

  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • Recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygons
  • Illustrate and name parts of a circle, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

Position and Direction

  • Describe the positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
  • Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes


  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average

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