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 News (Summer 2019)
Year 5 Curriculum News (Spring 2019)
Year 5 Curriculum News (Spring 2 2019)


 
Year 5 Curriculum Map 2018-19 (v1)

 

 

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English

Cosmic – Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Character description and narrative

Myths and Legends - Beowulf

Poetry - Kennings

Older literature - Shakespeare – letter writing in role and poetry witches style

Stories from other cultures – Cinderella – narrative- rewrite Cinderella with a twist.

Poetry

Film Narrative – El Caminante – letter/diary entry.

Poetry Day

Poetry performance

Non Chronological Report Writing – Rainforest animal

Persuasive texts – Leaflets about the rainforest

Choral poetry – The Highwayman – newspaper report and choral poem

Instructions - making a board game and instructions how to play

Grammar

Sentence punctuation

Conjunctions

Fronted adverbials

Prepositions

Modal verbs

Expanded noun phrases

Colons

Brackets

Italics

1st/3rdperson

Building cohesion in a paragraph

Adverbs

Expanded noun phrases

Conjunctions

Relative clauses

Commas to clarify meaning.

Past tense

Poetic devices

Brackets, dashes and commas

Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs

Passive/active verbs

Tense choice

Perfect form of verbs.

Colon, dashes and semi colons

Modal recap

Emotive vocab/word choice

Punctuating bullet points.

Using a colon to introduce a list.

Commas to separate items in a list

Poetic devices

Adverbial phrases

Hyphens

Verb prefixes

Guided Reading

Michael Morpurgo – Cool                                                Non-fiction books (supporting topic content)

Michael Morpurgo – Kensuke’s Kingdom                     Shakespeare- Macbeth

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter                                                Oscar Wilde – The Nightingale and the Rose

Roald Dahl – The BFG                                                           Roald Dahl –The Magic Finger

Maths

Place value, addition, subtraction, angles, perimeter - Measuring

Factors, multiples, division, multiplication, area time

Roman numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, measures, geometry

Division, calc fractions, area, volume, statistics, 2D and 3D shape

Place value, fractions, time, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, geometry

Place value, calculations, fractions, measures, area, volume

Computing

E-Safety

Research skills

MS Word

Instant messaging

Blogging

Espresso Coding

Multi-media

Windows Movie Maker

Data Bases

Programming

Scratch

Science

 

 

Space – the solar system, order and movement of planets, phases of the moon – planet scaled distance and movement

Forces – gravity, friction and air and water resistance

Forces – gravity, friction and air and water resistance

Properties and changes of materials – solids, liquids, gases, mixing and separating

Den building – testing materials in nature area.

Living things and habitats – plants – pitfall traps, classification keys in local woods.

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 - Mayans

Maps and orienteering

Rainforests – location, climate, animals, layers and impact of deforestation – comparison of rainforest and local woods.

 

History

Anglo Saxons – who were they? Settlements – visit to West Stow village

Vikings – Gods, religion and conflict to 1066

 

A non-European Society – The Mayans – comp with Vikings, religion, life

   

Art and Design

Anglo Saxon settlements – sketching and constructing

Collage of a Viking boat

Painting – Mayan masks

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

Making an Anglo-Saxon village

 

Cooking - biscuits

Bridges – using outdoor area to reach from one place to another.

 

Design and make a Moving Toy

RE

Christianity – who founded it, where it began, places of worship and festivals

Sikhism

Islam

Music

Charanga – Living on a Prayer

Appreciate and evaluate music, percussion

Performance

Christmas songs

Charanga

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Charanga

Carnival of the Animals

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

Gender Diversity

Equality

Courage and Sex and Relationships

Excellence

MFL

Numbers 11-20 and animals

Christmas

Giving someone’s name and describing someone.

Numbers 21-30

Festivals, numbers 31 – 60, commands

Birthdays

Food

Nationalities

Adjectives

Telling the time

Dates

Jaguar National Final 2019

Artsweek 2019