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|
Significant Author Narrative
Older literature - Shakespeare
Myths and Legends
Stories from other cultures
|Report Writing Persuasive texts||
Expanded noun phrases
Punctuating bullet points.
Using a colon to introduce a list.
Commas to separate items in a list
Commas to clarify meaning.
Building cohesion in a paragraph
Brackets, dashes and commas
Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs
Perfect form of verbs.
Colon, dashes and semi colons
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).|
|Handling data||Programming||Multi-media||Technology in our lives||Programming|
|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|
|Music||Appreciate and evaluate music||Performance||
History of Music
|Carnival of the Animals||Compose, play and perform|
Dance – Look at dance from different cultures?
|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||
Giving someone’s name and describing someone.
Telling the time
Numbers 31 – 60