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Year 5

Maths Badge Information

Have a look at our Calculation Policy to see how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in each year group.

Perimeter and Area 

In Year 5 we are taught to:


  • 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

Perimeter - learner video

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In Year 5 the children are expected to:

  • 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 (non-prime) 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 two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers

  • recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3)

  • solve problems involving multiplication

  • multiply whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000



In Year 5, the children are expected to add four and five digit numbers using formal written methods and add increasingly harder numbers, mentally. They use place value to support with adding numbers mentally.

Subtraction - learner video

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Addition - Learner Video

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