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Year 5 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2022).  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

RE

  • Easter - The children will be exploring Christ’s journey to the cross and his resurrection.
  • The Work of the Apostles - The children will explore Acts of the Apostles, their lives and the difference they made to faith.
  • Marriage and Holy Orders - The children will recap the sacraments, exploring the commitment of Holy Orders and Marriage and comparisons between them.

Literacy

  • Writing to Persuade - The children will be writing letters and creating adverts which will encourage them to use both their grammar and persuasive writing skills. Topics will include current issues like the local environment.
  • Piano Man – A Film Narrative - The children will explore how a story is told through film, they will be analysing film pieces, music and storyline.

Numeracy

  • Decimals - The children will be adding and subtracting decimals with different decimals places, using methods with require exchange, The children will be challenged to convert units of measure.
  • Measurement and Volume - The children will be working with different shapes to measure, encouraging them to use units of measure in their answers.
  • Lengths and Angles - Here the children will practically measure lengths and angles of different shapes. They will be challenged to find missing lengths.

Science

  • Woodland Adventure
  • Animals Including Humans.

PE

  • Cricket
  • Swimming

Thematic Curriculum

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

History

  • The Industrial Revelation
  • The Victorians

Art

  • African Art
  • Chinese Art

Geography

  • Local Area – Bournville
    During this unit the children will be out and about exploring their local area. The children will be making sketch maps, conducting surveys and arranging geographical information.
  • Mini Duke of Edinburgh
    This exciting and new topic in Year 5 will help the children develop life and independent skills. The children will take part in outdoor exploring, map skills, cooking and budgeting.

ICT

  • Coding

PRE

  • Relationships and Technology - the children will be learning how to be safe online, what to share and what not to share, passwords and security. 

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This will involve targets from the week in subjects such as English and Maths.

 Spellings

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

Spring Term

RE

  • Christmas – In this unit the children will hear about the story of Christmas from different gospels. They will explore the difficulties faced by Mary and Joseph and the tensions that arose from King Herod.
  • Baptism – This unit explores the role of John the Baptist in the Baptism of Jesus and provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of the signs, symbols and prayers of the sacrament.
  • Parables and sayings of Jesus - In this unit the children gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the parables. They will explore how these parables can relate to us as Catholics today.
  • Lent -  In this unit children will be thinking about the concept of temptation which ties nicely in with their PRE learning. Children will reflect on what nurtures and damages human relationships and explore key texts from the New Testament.
  • Holy Week - In this unit the children will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the last week of Jesus’ life.

Literacy

Class book: Tom’s Midnight Garden and Kamala Harris

  • Stories by from other cultures:
    Children will explore stories from other cultures such as Russian Folklore, Aboriginal Dream stories and Greek Myths. The children will explore traditions in these stories, characters and moral (linking to their previous work on Aesop’s Fables). This unit will tie in nicely with their next unit:
  • Graphic Novel: Hercules.
    Children will explore telling stories in creative ways such as comic strips, graphic novels. Focusing on the use of illustration, colour and text help move the narrative along.
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom:
    This lovely book by Michael Morpurgo will be our focus for the end of term. Linking to our Geography topics. The children will explore descriptive writing in non-chronological order – diary entries/ship logs and narrative.
  • Fantasy Story – A Secret Garden
    Children will take inspiration from the secret garden’s characters, plot and setting to create their own fantasy narrative.
  • Recounts/Newspapers – A Murder Mystery
    Children will create exciting and suspense newspaper reports based on recounts their have written.

Numeracy

  • Number: Multiplication
    Children will focus on different methods for multiplication of ten’s by one’s numbers.
  • Number: Equivalent Fractions
    The children will focus on how to identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths. The will explore comparing fractions, multiplying fractions by an integer. The fractions studied will involve those with the same denominator, denominators with the same multiples (linking to their previous work on multiples).
  • Decimals and Percentages:
    Using their knowledge from fractions children will consolidate their learning with decimals and percentages. The previous learning will support children in this unit. Children will be making comparisons between percentages and decimals.

Science

  • Forces in Action:
    The theory of forces and experiments in class.

PE

  • Gymnastics
  • Handball

Thematic Curriculum

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

History

  • The French Revolution:
    This unit is focussing upon the time between 1774 when Louis XVI became King of France to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The children will explore key figures such as Napoleon.
  • The Abolition of Slavery

Art

  • African Art
  • Chinese Art

Geography

  • Australia and New Zealand - We will explore the history of Australia, its fauna and biome. We will be comparing the differences between Australia and our home in the UK. This topic links to some of our writing topics.

ICT

  • Digital literacy and computing – focus on safety online

PRE / PSHE

  • Keeping ourselves safe - Consent, safety online, cyber bullying, sings of abuse, making good choices and helping others.

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday. This will involve targets from the week in subjects such as English and Maths. 

 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

Class book: Tom’s Midnight Garden
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 style such as dialect poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah.
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, pupils will memorise and perform work from important poets adapting their ideas in their own writing

Maths

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

Forces

  • resistance
  • forces
  • experiments

PE

Netball

  • learning different types of passing
  • key movements in netball: pivot, landing on one foot…
  • positions in the game

Dance

  • Movements, space, working in a team
  • Linking to music: rhythm, tempo, pace, pitch

Thematic Curriculum

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

History

  • Baghdad and the British Empire

Art

  • Drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • Abstract
  • Islamic Architechture

Geography

  • Spatial sense and mountains of the world.

I.C.T.

  • Digital literacy and computing
  • focus on safety online

PRE / PSHE

  • Being in my world – goals for year 5
  • Dreams and goals, celebrating differences – when I grow up, jobs, different cultures, racism, rumours (links in with ICT, RE)

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This will involve targets from the week in subjects such as English and Maths. 

 Spellings

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