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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

Tomb Raiders

Autumn 1 – Tomb Raiders Knowledge Organiser

 Literacy

  • Secrets of a Sun King (E Carroll)
  • Non chronological reports
  • Instructions
  • Drama
  • Write a balanced argument

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
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Statistics

Science

  • Forces

Religious Education

  • Understanding Christianity
    • freedom and justice

History

  • Ancient Egyptians 

Geography

  • Continents
    • Africa
      • River Nile; Cairo

Computing

  • Searching the Internet
  • Technology in Action
  • Online safety

Physical Education

  • Football
  • Egyptian dance

Art, Design and Technology

  • Ancient Egyptians – ancient art of hieroglyphics, papyrus and jewellery or clothing
  • Art vocabulary – colour, line, texture and tone
  • Drawing skills
  • Clay modelling
  • Visiting artist

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Being me in my world
  • Taking care

French

  • Do you have a pet?

Music

  • Charanga music
    • living on a prayer


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Spring term

The Big Wide World

Literacy

  • Classic Literature – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
  • Poetry with Attitude

Mathematics

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

Science

  • Life Cycles
  • Earth and Space
    • a trip to the Space Centre
  • Decay and Recycling

Religious Education

  • Sikh Teachers
  • Reconciliation

Geography

  • Study of Europe
    • Rivers and Settlements around Europe
  • Map Skills

Computing

  • How long is forever?
    • Programming using Scratch & Alice
  • It’s a New World
    • Programming using Kodu
  • E-safety

Physical Education

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tennis

Art, Design and Technology

  • Painting and printing
  • Marbling
  • Self-portraits

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Our World
  • Respecting Others

French

  • Space and Describing the Planets

Music

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


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Summer term

Tales Over Time

Literacy

  • Myths and Legends: Beowulf
  • Modern Fiction: White Dolphin

Mathematics

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

Science

  • Life Cycles
  • Human Development (Personal and Social Development)
  • Decay and Recycling

Religious Education

  • Kingdom of God
  • Battling with Yourself

History

  • Anglo-Saxons

Computing

  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Frame and Fortune
  • E-safety

Physical Education

  • Cricket
  • Borough Sports
  • Athletics
  • Rounders

Art, Design and Technology

  • Illuminated letters and illustrated manuscripts
  • Line, tone and colour mixing

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • My Future
  • My Relationships

French

  • Buildings and Towns
  • Clothing

Music

  • Anglo-Saxon Musical instruments and accompaniment for Beowulf


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