Year 5 Curriculum
Guided Reading: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Learn and prepare poems and plays to read aloud
- Explore the meaning of words in context
- Ask questions to improve understanding
- Draw inferences and justify with evidence
- Predict what might happen
- Summarise the main ideas, identifying key details
- Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
|English||Grammar, spelling and punctuation: |
- Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
- Use semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses
- Use colons to introduce a list
- Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
- Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling and meaning of words in a dictionary
- Use a thesaurus
Using a range of different features effectively in different types of writing, including:
• Plays linked to Shakespeare
• Non-chronological report on the ancient Greeks
• Myths and Legends linked to the ancient Greeks
• Stories linked to Space
• Writing in the style of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse
To solve problems and use reasoning skills fluently across the following areas:
Fractions, decimals and percentages:
- Compare & order fractions
- Add & subtract fractions with common denominators, with mixed numbers
- Multiply fractions by units
- Write decimals as fractions
- Order & round decimal numbers
- Find fractions and percentages of amounts.
- To know equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
Link percentages to fractions & decimals
- Interpret tables & line graphs
- Solve questions about line graphs
Multiplication and Division:
- Confidently multiply & divide mentally
- Use vocabulary of prime, factor & multiple
- Multiply & divide by powers of ten
- Use square and cube numbers
Working scientifically by:
- Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests linked to air resistance.
- Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations linked to forces.
- Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments linked to Gravity and the different planets.
Forces and Space:
-Understand location and movement of the Earth & other planets,
-Be able to explain day and night and the different phases of the moon.
-Understand gravity, resistance & mechanical forces.
Learn about a famous scientist (Sir Isaac Newton)
- God’s Covenant (The Commandments)
- Reconciliation how our actions affect other people
- Judaism (Passover) and similarities to the Catholic faith
- The Easter Story
|PE||To develop and refine skills in Basketball and Gymnastics.
Basketball: A key focus on developing travelling and shooting skills.
Gymnastics: A key focus on balance and shape.
- To learn about the history of space travel, including the moon landing and famous astronauts
- Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
- How we can find out about the past from artefacts and the difference between primary secondary resources
To understand how we use different natural resources.
-The distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
- Use four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,
- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online
Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
- Use powerpoint to produce a report linked to the ancient Greeks
- Coding a game effectively to respond to different algorithms
|Design and Technology||To understand and use mechanical systems in their products linked to work on forces and pullers and levers (Catapults)
To design and make a healthy Greek salad.
- Using pastels to recreate the Starry Night scene by Vincent Van Gogh
- To learn about a famous artist (Van Gogh) and why he considered one of the best artists.
- Design and produce a Greek pot/plate.
|Music||To further develop ukulele skills with a focus on rhythm
To listen, evaluate and understand Holst – The Planets, this will link in with science topic on space.
|Latin|| - To develop knowledge e of how verbs and adverbs are used with Latin.
- To develop knowledge of Vocabulary used linked to ‘The military machine’ (A Soldier’s life)