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Year 5 curriculum

Cross curricular topics, changing each half term, continue to motivate and excite your child as they enter Year 5.

Autumn term 2020

Tomb Raiders- What was the legacy left by the Ancient Egyptians?

Roman Rule- How did the Roman Empire influence life in Britain?

 Literacy

  • Secrets of a Sun King (Emma Carroll)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curricular activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position & direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Animals including humans (human growth, development & health)
  • Separating mixtures (sieving, filtration, evaporation & chromatography)

Religious Education

  • Holy loving
    • God: what does it mean if God is holy and loving?
  • What would Jesus do?
      • Gospel: what would Jesus do?

History

  • Children will learn about why farming was vital to Egyptian survival
  • Egyptian society and how it was organised  
  • The Ancient Egyptian Gods 
  • The discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter 
  • The difference between primary and secondary sources of historical information
  • Explore what artefacts tell us about the past  
  • Ancient Rome
    • The Roman Empire and the power of its army
    • The invasion of Claudius and the building of Hadrian’s Wall
    • Romanisation of Britain
    • Impact of Roman technology, culture and beliefs

Geography

  • The location of Egypt – the continent, nearest seas and oceans
  • Importance of the River Nile to the Egyptians
  • Ancient Rome, Pompeii (Volcanoes)

Computing

  • Typing skills
  • Computing science: coding
  • Online safety (privacy & security, online reputation, online bullying, online relationships)

Physical Education

  • Football
  • Egyptian dance
  • Real PE (coordination: ball skills, agility, seated and static balancing)

Art, Design and Technology

  • Ancient Egyptians – ancient art of hieroglyphics, papyrus and jewellery or clothing
  • Art vocabulary – colour, line, texture and tone
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics drawing 
  • Observational drawing of replica artefacts 
  • Mechanical systems: design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle (product) for the Ancient Egyptians (user) to aid building Pyramids

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Being me in my world (Jigsaw)
  • Taking care

French (Language Angels) 

  • Do you have a pet?
  • What is the date?

Music

  • Charanga music
    • Living on a prayer


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Spring term 2021

Locality Study Solihull- How has our local town changed over the last century?

Yes, Minister! – How does Politics affect the world I live in today?

Literacy

  • Iron Man (Ted Hughs)
  • Black Powder (Ally Sherrick)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curricular activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position & direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Earth and Space (Earth, Sun & Moon system and the Solar System)

  • Properties of materials (compare and group materials based on physical properties)

Religious Education

  • Buddhism: who was the Buddha? What did Buddha teach about how to live?
  • Salvation: what did Jesus do to save human beings?

History

  • Children will study London and trace the origins of the parliamentary system
  • Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past
  • Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices
  • Gain and use historically grounded understanding of terms such as civilisation and parliament

Geography

  • Focus on London as a settlement and capital city
  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom
  • Understand how some of these aspects of London have changed over time

Computing

  • Microsoft Office skills: PowerPoint presentation skills
  • Sketch Up  
  • Online Safety (managing online information, Safer Internet Day- teaching objective according to the yearly theme, self image & identity) 

Physical Education

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Real PE (dynamic balancing, counter balancing with a partner, static balancing, agility: jumping and landing)

Art, Design and Technology 

  • Painting and printing
  • Marbling
  • Self-portraits
  • Houses of parliament artwork based on piece by Claude Monet
  • Hundertwasser (architecture in famous cities)

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Celebrating difference (Jigsaw)
  • Dreams & goals (Jigsaw)

French (Language Angels) 

  • The weather
  • Clothes

Music

  • Charanga music
  • The children continue to learn about rhythm, pulse and tone


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Summer term 2021

Invaders- How did the Anglo Saxons change Britain?

¡Hola! Mexico- What can we learn from Mexico and the Maya?

Literacy

  • Myths and Legends: Beowulf (Michael Morpurgo)
  • Middleworld (J&P Voelkel)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curricular activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions, decimals and percentages
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position & direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Forces (gravity, air resistance, water resistance and simple machines)
  • Living things and their habitats (life cycles and reproduction)

Religious Education

  • People of God: how can following God bring freedom and justice?
  • Judaism: acts of worship at home/place of worship

History

  • Anglo-Saxon invasion and settlement
  • Anglo-Saxon kingdoms; place names and village life
  • Anglo-Saxon beliefs: death, burials and Christianity  
  • Know where the Mayans fit within a world history time line
  • Understand whom the Mayans were, what they built and how they lived their daily lives
  • Understand that the Mayan followed a polytheistic religion and how their beliefs impacted their daily lives – Mayan Gods and fatalism
  • Understand why the Maya civilisation collapsed
  • Study the impact that the Ancient Mayans had on the modern world

Geography

  • Know where Mexico is in Geographical terms – which countries and waters surround it, position in relation to the Equator and the continent on which it sits
  • Know the topography of Mexico – main rivers and mountains and human geography – language, currency
  • Anglo-Saxon settlements and village life, including farming 

Computing

  • Game creation
  • The World Wide Web
  • Online safety (copyright & ownership and health, wellbeing & lifestyle)

Physical Education

  • Cricket
  • Borough Sports
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Real PE

Art, Design and Technology

  • Illuminated letters and illustrated manuscripts
  • Observation drawings of replica artefacts 
  • Design, bake and evaluate Anglo Saxon biscuits for an Anglo Saxon King (user) to be eaten at a banquet
  • Learn about great artists – Freida Kahlo
  • Design and make a Mayan inspired mask 
  • Prepare and cook Mexican food 

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Healthy me (Jigsaw)
  • Relationships (Jigsaw)
  • Changing me (Jigsaw)

French (Laguage Angels)

  • The classroom
  • The planets

Music

  • Charanga
  • Anglo-Saxon musical instruments and accompaniment for Beowulf


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