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Get ready for Year 5

Free activities, book recommendations, and what to expect at school in Year 5

In Year 5, your child will be introduced to new grammar and punctuation in English, while getting to grips with fractions and decimals in maths.

1. The year ahead: What to expect in Year 5

Our guide to what to expect in Year 5 as your child grows in confidence.

2. Essential activity & reference books for age 9–10

For more book recommendations, visit our Find a book page.

3. Activities

These free activities will help get young brains active as the school year begins. You'll find more activities and ideas on our Kids' activities for age 9–11 page.