# White Rose Maths Year 5: What Students Learn And The Resources To Support Them

**Here we look at the ****White Rose Maths Year 5**** ****scheme of learning****, the topics it covers across the year and provide lots of sample questions and ****White Rose Maths resources**** for those following White Rose in Year 5. **

Number and Place Value Diagnostic Quiz Year 5

Download this free number and place value diagnostic quiz for year 5 to identify gaps and growth in learning.

## About White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths scheme of learning follows the national curriculum with a mastery approach to maths with a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving elements. They also encourage concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to develop deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

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It is thought that approximately 70% of schools in the UK follow the White Rose Maths scheme and this is reflected in the thousands of students Third Space Learning tutors every week. Our tutors are highly skilled maths and pedagogy experts, well trained in the language, representations and approach used by White Rose. They are therefore able to deliver one to one maths lessons and interventions that feels familiar to students who are used to White Rose.

Throughout this article you’ll see example lesson slides and example questions from Third Space Learning’s Year 5 maths curriculum that exemplify best practice teaching to the White Rose Maths Year 5 scheme.

We’ve also provided lots of links to White Rose Maths Year 5 resources that are suitable for use for each topic. In addition to the links provided, Third Space Learning also offers libraries for White Rose Maths Year 1, White Rose Maths Year 2, White Rose Maths Year 3, White Rose Maths Year 4 and White Rose Maths Year 6.

## About the White Rose Maths Year 5 Scheme of Learning

The primary school White Rose Maths scheme of learning has gone through several iterations and versions up to the current version 3. The scheme of learning SOL is designed as guidance and it is not necessarily intended for each small step to take one lesson. As with all teaching, it is important that teachers adapt this SOL for their class/ pupils.

**Topics covered in Year 5 ****White Rose Maths scheme of learning**** work**

The White Rose Maths Year 5 SOL outlines which topics are taught, and when, throughout the autumn, spring and summer terms of Year 5.

The breakdown for Version 3 of the scheme of learning is as follows

**Year 5 a**utumn term

- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division A
- Fractions A

#### Year 5 spring term

- Multiplication and division B
- Fractions B
- Decimals and percentages
- Perimeter and area
- Statistics

#### Year 5 summer term

- Shape
- Position and direction
- Decimals
- Negative numbers
- Converting units
- Volume

## Recommended White Rose Maths Year 5 resources

Third Space Learning has created several collections of White Rose Maths aligned resources for all primary year groups from early years through to Year 6. These resources can provide a different perspective on a topic and so help pupils spend the time needed to fully embed a concept.

Here is a summary of the different collections available for schools following Year 5 White Rose Maths, many of them are free to download from our maths hub and some are premium resources. Links to the topic specific versions are provided within each termly breakdown below:

**Ready to go lesson slides**

These ready-to-go lesson slides come in the form of editable powerpoints with related worksheets that are designed for everyday teaching. The slides cover both version 2 of the White Rose scheme of learning (in blue) and version 3 of the SOL. They also include support slides that can be used to support pupils who need a little extra pre/ post teaching to support their understanding.

Year 5 ready-to-go lesson slides

**Code Crackers **

Our Code Crackers resources are aligned to the version 2 SOL. These are summative resources designed as a retrieval activity for the end of the place value block.

**Pre and Post Diagnostic Questions **

These tests can be used before starting the place value block to assess gaps, and after teaching the place value block to identify progress.

**Worked Examples**

Pupils check over completed questions to identify errors (or identify correct answers). Pupils are encouraged to explain the errors they find, not just ‘mark’ work. These worked examples help to solidify understanding by getting the pupil to discuss errors and how to avoid them.

**Rapid Reasoning **

These reasoning problems go alongside our Fluent in Five resource. One question each week has a model answer so teachers can understand what the question is asking and how to solve it.

**All Kinds of Word Problems**

Test your class’ problem solving skills with these place value word problems.

All Kinds of Word Problems Year 5

## White Rose Maths Year 5 autumn term

In the autumn term, Year 5 focuses on place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division and fractions.

**Place Value**** Year 5**

By the time pupils reach Year 5, place value continues to be the first concept covered, but with a shorter length of time spent on it than in previous years. In autumn block 1 students work with increasingly larger numbers; reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers to 1,000,000 and continue to develop their understanding of Roman numerals. Pupils build on their understanding of rounding; round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

#### Example year 5 place value questions

1. What is the value of the underlined digit in each number below?

a)534,641 b) 718,076 c) 921,759

**Answers:**

**6 hundreds or 600****7 tens or 70****20 thousands or 20,000**

2. Round 52,532 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

**Answer:**

**52,532 to the nearest 10 = 52,530**

**52,532 to the nearest 100 = 52,500**

**52,532 to the nearest 1,000 = 53,000**

**Addition and ****Subtraction**** Year 5**

In Year 5 autumn block 2, pupils continue to practise using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction with increasingly large numbers over 4-digits. Students also develop their checking skills, through rounding and using inverse operations. By this stage pupils are also working on increasingly complex, multi-step word problems.

#### Example year 5 addition and subtraction questions:

1. 52,378 + 87,659 =

**Answer: 140,037**

2. 86,143 – 48,967 =

**Answer: 37,176**

**Multiplication and division**** Year 5**

Multiplication and division is split into two blocks. It is covered initially in the autumn block 3, in Block A and continues with Block B in spring block 1.

### Multiplication and Division A Year 5

The first multiplication and division block focuses on multiples, common multiples, factors, prime numbers, square numbers and cube numbers. Pupils also develop their understanding of multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000.

#### Example year 5 multiplication and division A questions

1. Find the common factors for 12 and 36

**Answer: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6**

2. Multiply 23 by 10, 100 and 100

**Answer:**

**23 x 10 = 230**

**23 x 100 = 2300**

**23 x 1000 = 23,000**

**Fractions**** Year 5**

Fractions are also split into two blocks, with Block A covered at the end of the autumn term and Block B in the spring term.

### Fractions A Year 5

Fractions A is the first of the two fraction blocks taught in Year 5. Pupils continue to develop their understanding of equivalent fractions and learn how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. In block A, students build on the skills developed in Year 4; progressing from adding and subtracting fractions to adding adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

#### Example year 5 Fractions A questions

1. Give 3 fractions which are equivalent to \frac{2}{3}

**Answer: Any ****fraction**** where the numerator and denominator have been multiplied by the same amount**

E.g. \frac{4}{6}, \frac{6}{9}, \frac{8}{12}, \frac{10}{15}

2. 5\frac{1}{4} + 6\frac{2}{8} =

**Answer:** 11\frac{4}{8} or 11\frac{1}{2} =

## White Rose Maths Year 5 spring term

In the spring term, Year 5 focuses on multiplication & division, fractions, decimals & percentages, perimeter & area and statistics.

**Multiplication and Division**** B Year 5**

In the second multiplication and division block, students spend time developing their skills of formal written methods. For multiplication, they begin by multiplying numbers up to 4-digits by a 1-digit number and progress to multiplying by a 2-digit number. Pupils are introduced to the short division (bus stop) method, initially, focusing on dividing a 4 -digit number by 1-digit, progressing to division with remainders. These formal written methods are then applied to problem solving situations.

#### Example year 5 Multiplication and division B questions

1. 6432 x 54 =

**Answer: 347,328**

2. 7564 ÷ 6

**Answer: 1260 r. 4**

**Fractions**** B Year 5**

In this second, shorter fractions block, pupils learn to multiply fractions; initially multiplying fractions by integers, progressing to multiplying mixed numbers by integers. Students also continue to build on their skills of calculating fractions of amounts.

#### Example year 5 fractions B questions

1. Calculate \frac{3}{5} of 270

**Answer: 162**

**Decimals**** and ****percentages**** Year 5**

In Year 5, pupils are exposed to decimals in the spring term, but again in a topic of its own in the summer term. Pupils learn to make connections between fractions, decimals and percentages. Students begin by investigating the equivalence between fractions and decimals as tenths, hundredths and thousandths, followed by ordering and comparing decimals up to 3 decimal places and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. Pupils are first introduced to percentages in Year 4. This is built upon Year 5, when they really develop their understanding of the link between percentages, decimals and fractions.

#### Example year 5 decimals and percentages questions

1. Write \frac{42}{200} as a decimal and a percentage

**Answer: 0.21 & 21%**

2. Order the following numbers from smallest to largest

53.23 53.2 53.03 53.3

**Answer: 53.03, 53.2, 53.23, 53.3**

**Perimeter and area Year 5**

Perimeter and area is a short topic in Year 5. Pupils build on the knowledge gained in Year 4, to measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes and to calculate the area of rectangles and other irregular shapes.

#### Example year 5 perimeter and area questions

1. A regular hexagon has sides which are 7.5cm in length. What is the perimeter of the hexagon?

**Answer: 45cm**

2. A kitchen is 6.5m long and 3m wide. What is its area?

**Answer: 19.5cm**

**Statistics Year 5**

In Year 5, pupils build on the statistics work completed in Year 4; connecting their work on coordinates and scales to their interpretations of time graphs. At this stage pupils are also introduced to reading and interpreting timetables.

#### Example year 5 statistics questions

1 .Monthly rainfall was measured for a year. Results are recorded in the table below. Use these results to create a line graph.

Month | Rainfall (mm) |

January | 43mm |

February | 35mm |

March | 64mm |

April | 82mm |

May | 104mm |

June | 108mm |

July | 101mm |

August | 98mm |

September | 86mm |

October | 79mm |

November | 65mm |

December | 52mm |

**Answer**:

## White Rose Maths Year 5 summer term

In the summer term, Year 5 focuses on shape, position & direction, decimals, negative numbers, converting units and volume

**Shape Year 5**

In summer block 1 of Year 5, pupils become more accurate in drawing lines with a ruler to the nearest millimetre and measuring with a protractor. Students learn to identify angles at a point and one whole turn, and angles at a point and on a straight line. Pupils use the properties of rectangles to deduce facts about missing lengths and angles and distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles. Students also become more familiar with 3D shapes.

#### Example year 5 shape questions

1. Calculate the size of angle a

**Answer: 160°**

2. Explain why a square is a regular polygon.

**Answer: A square has all sides the same length and all angles the same size.**

**Position and Direction Year 5**

In Year 5, pupils recognise and use reflection and translation in a variety of diagrams. They build on their knowledge from Year 4; continuing to use a 2D grid and coordinates in the first quadrant and translating with coordinates. Students also continue to build on their understanding of symmetry; reflecting in horizontal and vertical lines.

#### Example year 5 position and direction questions

1.Plot the following coordinates on a grid:

(2,3) (4,3) and (4,5)

2. What coordinates would you need to plot to make a square?

Answer: 4th coordinate = (2,5)

**Decimals**** Year 5**

The summer term is the second time pupils are exposed to decimals. In this topic, pupils add and subtract decimals; initially with the same number of decimal places, but then progressing to different numbers of decimal places. Students also multiply whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

#### Example year 5 decimals questions

1. Multiply 0.34 by 10, 100 and 1000

**Answer:**

**0.34 x 10 = 3.4**

**0.34 x 100 = 34**

**0.34 x 1000 = 340**

2. 7.34 – 5.368 =

**Answer: 1.972**

**Negative Numbers Year 5**

This is a very short block, in which pupils begin to understand negative numbers. They begin by counting through zero in 1s, followed by counting through zeros in multiples. Students also compare and order negative numbers and find the difference.

#### Example year 5 negative number questions

1. 3 – 14 =

**Answer: -11**

2. What is the difference between -17 and 8

**Answer: 25**

**Converting Units Year 5**

In Year 5, pupils convert between a range of units; including kilograms and kilometres; millimetres and centimetres; centimetres and metres; grams and kilograms and litres and millilitres. In this block, students also convert units of time and calculate with timetables.

#### Example year 5 converting units questions

1. 5.34kg = ______g

**Answer: 5340g**

2. A film starts at 7:25pm and lasts for 1 hour and 35 minutes. What time does it finish? Give your answer in 24 hour clock.

**Answer: 21:00**

**Volume Year 5**

This is a very short final block in Year 5. Pupils learn about cubic centimetres and comparing volume. They also estimate volume and capacity.

#### Example year 5 volume questions

1. What is the volume of the shape below, if each cube is 1cm x 1cm x 1cm?

**Answer: 18cm**^{3}

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