Year 5 Curriculum

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The Year 5 Team would like to welcome you and your child to Year 5. We hope that your child will have a happy, fulfilling year, and that they will take full advantage of the rich, exciting learning opportunities that are offered.
If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hestitate to contact the class teacher before it becomes a problem. We believe school and home are a partnership and that working together is in the child's best interest.

'From September 2014 a new primary curriculum has been introduced in schools. Staff have been working very hard in school to plan an exciting school curriculum based upon the requirements of the New Curriculum and on the needs of our children'.

We are passionate about every child enjoying their learning and achieving their true potential and so our Curriculum Aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.

Our Curriculum Aims are:

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum which supports the academic, social and personal development of every child, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
  • To ensure that all children receive high quality teaching which enables them to become literate and numerate, leading to consistently high standards across the school.
  • To provide rich first-hand purposeful experiences, making full use of our local environment and expertise beyond the classroom.
  • To develop a life-long love of learning by encouraging children to take charge of their own learning and to work as independent thinkers.
  • To make learning meaningful by creatively linking different areas of the curriculum, and continually adapting the curriculum to fit our pupil’s needs in an ever-changing world.
  • To widen the aspirations of our learners by having consistently high expectations and by encouraging pupils to strive for their dreams.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to help them develop positive relationships and a critical appreciation of and respect for their own and others’ beliefs, culture and identity.
  • To ensure that all children have high self-esteem by fully engaging in opportunities offered in order to feel a sense of personal and collective achievement every day.
  • To provide opportunities for children to further develop their individual skills and talents by taking part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To involve parents as key partners in their child’s education.

 

 

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2017-18

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

English

Significant Author Narrative

Poetry

Myths and Legends - Beowulf

Older literature - Shakespeare

Instructions

Stories from other cultures

Film Narrative

Poetry Day

Poetry

Report Writing

Persuasive texts

Choral poetry

Grammar

Expanded noun phrases

Verb prefixes

Adverbs

Punctuating bullet points.

Using a colon to introduce a list.

Commas to separate items in a list

Passive verbs

Relative clauses

Commas to clarify meaning.

Past tense

Building cohesion in a paragraph

Brackets, dashes and commas

Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs

Modal verbs

Tense choice

Perfect form of verbs.

Colon, dashes and semi colons

Adverbial phrases

Hyphens

Guided Reading

Oscar Wilde – The Nightingale and the Rose

Michael Morpurgo – Cool

Roald Dahl –The Magic Finger

Non-fiction books (supporting topic content)

Shakespeare- Macbeth

Alfred Noyes - The Highwayman

Roald Dahl – The BFG

Maths

Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating

Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape

Block C: Handling data and measures

Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Computing

E-Safety

Emails

Programming

Handling data

Multi-media

Technology in our lives

Programming

Science

 

 

Space

Forces

Forces

Properties and changes of materials

Living things and habitats

Animals including humans

Geography

 

Settlements – where Vikings/Saxons come from and to

Investigate geographical similarities and differences of a region of the UK and a non-European society

 

Rainforests

 

History

Anglo Saxons

Vikings

 

A non-European Society

   

Art and Design

Anglo Saxon portraits

Collage of a historical scene

Printing using repeating patterns – link to stories from other cultures.

Mayan logographs on plates/clay pendants

Animal drawings (Henri Rousseau) to lead on to animal themed masks.

Summer plants and observational drawings (as part of science.)

Design and Technology

 

Cooking

 

Bridges

 

Design and make a Moving Toy

RE

Christianity

Sikhism

Islam

Music

Appreciate and evaluate music

Performance

Carnival of the Animals

Compose, play and perform

History of Music

P.E

Fitness

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Dance – Look at dance from different cultures?

Athletics

OAA

Games

Hockey

Football

Rugby

Netball

Rounders

Cricket

PSHE

Determination (including Going For Goals

Equality

Diversity

Respect

Excellence

Courage and Changes

MFL

Numbers 11-20 and animals

Christmas

Giving someone’s name and describing someone.

Family

Household objects

Alphabet

Birthdays

Food

Numbers 21-30

Nationalities

Adjectives

Telling the time

Dates

Numbers 31 – 60

Giving commands