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

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic Invaders and Settlers Shakespeare World Cultures Mayans Rainforests Growing
English

Significant Author Narrative

Poetry

Older literature - Shakespeare

Myths and Legends

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 BFG

The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis The Secret Garden – Francis Hodgson Burnett Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

The Highwayman – Alfred Noyes

The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier

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. Block E: Fractions (to be distributed across the four other blocks). 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. Block E: Fractions (to be distributed across the four other blocks). 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. Block E: Fractions (to be distributed across the four other blocks).
Computing

E-Safety

Emails

Handling data Programming Multi-media Technology in our lives Programming

Science

Space Forces Properties and changes of materials 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 Art Printing using repeating patterns. Summer plants and observational drawings.
Design and Technology Design and make a Moving Toy Bridges Cooking
RE

Christianity

Islam Sikhism
Music Appreciate and evaluate music Performance

History of Music

Carnival of the Animals Compose, play and perform
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 Cultural Diversity Diversity (with a focus on gender) Equality (with a focus on disability Courage and Sex and Relationships Excellence
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