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Year 5 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2019).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year.

Please use this planner for discussion and research with your child.

Summer Term

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Parables and sayings of Jesus

  • Recall the story of the Good Samaritan
  • Locate Jericho and Jerusalem on a map
  • Hear, read and explore key imagery of God in the gospels
  • Think about the ways in which Jesus proclaimed the Good News to everyone he met and the variety of responses he made
  • Dramatise the parables

The work of the apostles

  • Explore the life and growth of the first Christian communities with Peter, Stephen and Paul
  • Think about the teaching role of the Apostles through the New Testament
  • Read about the Acts of the apostles
  • Think about the difficulties the apostles faced in their early communities and how they dealt with these difficulties

Marriage and Holy Orders

  • Observe and recognise ways in which people of today can hear and respond to God’s call.
  • Explore ‘responsibilities’ and duties’
  • Begin thinking about ‘vocation’ and God’s plan
  • Explore the meaning of promises and motivations for Christian life
  • Explore the seven sacraments and their centrality in Christian life
  • Find out about the Archbishop of Birmingham

Literacy

Persuasive text
Children will read, explore, analyse and research argumentation and examples of persuasive writing for school uniforms and wealth distribution, persuasive adverts and famous persuasive speeches in order to write their own persuasive texts and letters. We will also be exploring film narratives and dramatic conversation.

Spellings

We will continue to look at and revise the Year 5 spelling list this term.

Punctuation and grammar

Connectives for cohesion, degrees of possibility with adverbs, fronted prepositional phrases, indefinite pronouns and secure use of complex and compound sentences.

Numeracy

Angles

  • Know angles are measured in degrees: measure obtuse, reflex acute and straight line angles
  • Draw given angles
  • Investigating angles on a straight line and from a point

Shapes

  • Using properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons
  • Identify 3d shapes from 2d representations

Position and direction

  • Identify and describe position of a shape after reflection or translation

Converting units

  • Convert between metric measures (km to m, for example)
  • Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units
  • Convert between units of time
  • Estimate volume
  • Solve problems converting between units of time

Prime numbers

  • Know and use vocabulary of prime numbers, factors and composite numbers
  • Establish whether numbers up to 100 are prime and know primes up to 19

Area and perimeter

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m
  • Calculate and compare the area of rectangles using CM2 and estimate area of irregular shapes
  • Estimate volume and use all four operations to calculate with measures

Science

Famous Scientists

Children will research and write about iconic scientists, their impact on science and the contributions they’ve made to society. For example, the work of the naturalist David Attenborough and his work in bringing the minutiae of animal habitats into the living room or Jane Goodall and her work on conservation and animal awareness.

PE

  • Athletics
  • Tag Rugby

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

  • The Victorians: - Children will explore the political systems and social organisation of the Victorians. They will explore famous figures like Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, alongside other notable contemporary persons, and explore the rise of technology, invention and mechanical innovation that made the Victorians period so memorable.
  • Woodland Adventures: - Children will explore a range of teambuilding exercises and survival skills like orienteering/ map reading. 

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday.

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Spring Term

RE

Baptism 

  • Children will spend their time learning about the symbolism, biblical references and liturgical forms for Baptism, reflecting on the importance of this sacrament in their own lives.
  • Children will use maps to locate notable Biblical places and describe their features.
  • They will compare and contrast the gospel accounts of the baptism of Jesus.
  • Children will be writing recounts from John’s perspective of the Baptism in the river Jordan.

Lent

  • Children will link seasonal changes with liturgical changes.
  • We will explore what happens in Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday and think closely about what repentance and prayer mean.
  • Children will study what happened to Jesus in the desert using the Bible and ‘hot-seating’ as Him, exploring what temptation is and how Jesus responded to it.
  • Pupils will think about how temptations occur in their own lives and consider how Jesus can help us to overcome our own.
  • Children will focus on the ‘good and bad’ times in all our relationships, focussing on forgiveness and reconciliation whilst identifying the things which can nourish or damage human relationships.

Holy Week 

  • Children will explore the journey of Jesus from Bethany to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
  • We will identify important areas on a map of Jerusalem: Temple, Upper Room, Mount of Olives, Pilate’s House).
  • Explore why Jesus was opposed by the Sanhedrin and the High Priest.
  • Explore the importance of the Last Supper, its links to the Old Testament and its importance in the Jewish Liturgy, exploring what a Passover Meal is like.

Literacy

Stories from other cultures: Roman History/ Greek Mythology

  • Children will watch, read and hear about traditional stories from theses cultures. They will research, plan, write, edit and evaluate myths and legends with a view to producing their own creative writing.

Recounts

  • Children will be learning about and writing a variety of different recounts.

Spellings – we will continue to look at the Year 5 spelling list this term.

Punctuation and grammar – we will be looking at modal verbs, prepositional phrases, adverbials, suffixes and prefixes, antonyms and synonyms, differing clause structures and cohesive devices.

Numeracy

Fractions

  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements as a mixed number [for example: 5/4 + 5/4 = 2 ½ ].
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions (e.g. 0.71 - 71/100).
  • Solve problems including multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.

Number and Decimals

  • Read, write, order and compare decimal numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Solve problems involving numbers up to 3 decimal places.

Percentages

  • Recognise the % symbol and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’ and write percentages as a fraction with the denominator 100, and as a decimal
  • Solve problems which require knowledge of decimal and fraction equivalents

Science

Forces

  • Children will be learning about forces: gravity, balanced and unbalanced forces, ‘marvellous’ mechanisms, friction and air resistance.
  • Children will be planning and creating experiments to test these forces, making predictions and evaluating their results to create a conclusion based on the evidence they’ve collected.

PE

  • Cricket
  • Tag Rugby

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

Rivers

Children will learn about rivers and the water cycle including:

  • Transpiration
  • Evaporation 
  • Ground water discharge 
  • Tributaries, lakes, meanders, floodplains and the sea

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday.

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Autumn Term

RE

Creation
This unit outlines key beliefs about the creation of human beings and the creation of the world. It introduces the children to the story of creation as a way of explaining that God is creator, rather than a re-telling of the order of the created world
Miracles and the sacrament of the sick
In this unit children learn about some of the miracles of Jesus and the work of the Church to heal and care for the sick in Christ’s name.
Baptism
This unit explores the role of John the Baptist in Jesus’ Baptism and provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of the signs, symbols and prayers associated with it.

Literacy

Stories by significant authors – Roald Dahl. Children will learn to plan, draft and edit effective stories, with an especial focus on grammatical accuracy as they begin working towards the Year 6 SATs.
Poetic Style- Pupils will experiment with poetic forms working from a variety of popular authors like Michael Rosen.
Aesop’s Fables- Children will analyse Aesop’s fables and plan to create their own didactic tales.
Instructions. Pupils will develop their use of vocabulary and understanding of written and planning structures in order to produce effective instruction texts.
Classic/narrative poems – Highway Man, Choral/Performance. Studying Benjamin Zephaniah and other authors, pupils will memorise and perform work from important poets adapting their ideas in their own writing

Numeracy

Number: Place Value
Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1000000 and determine the value of each digit.
Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000
Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.
Number: Addition and Subtraction
Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Number: Multiplication and Division
Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers.
Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3)
Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.

Science

Space
Children will:
Explore our solar system and its planets
Find out about heliocentricism and geocentricism
Research famous scientists: Galileo, Copernicus and Kepler (among others)
Find out about concepts like night and day

PE

Rugby and Netball

The New National Curriculum places an emphasis on competitive team sports and children will become more familiar with what makes team work effective.

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

History - the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
Art - drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
Geography - locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America
I.C.T. Design and make our own Scratch computer game
D +T design and create Viking longboats
Music – Viking and Nordic music influences
P.S.H.E. - Conflict resolution

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday.

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.