Year 5 Curriculum



Guided Reading: Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

- Explore the meaning of words in context

- Ask questions to improve understanding

- Draw inferences and justify with evidence

- To develop revival skills

- Summarise the main ideas, identifying key details

- Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning Writing:

Using a range of different features effectively in different types of writing, including:

• Diary accounts linked to Floodland

• Non-chronological on global warming and flooding.

• Short stories linked to Floodland

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


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

Geometry & Measures:

- Convert between different units

- Calculate perimeter of composite shapes & area of rectangles

- Estimate volume & capacity

- Identify 3-d shapes

- Measure & identify angles

- Understand regular polygons

- Reflect & translate shapes

Science Working scientifically linked to Forces and Space:

- Use 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.


-Understand location and movement of the Earth & other planets,

-Be able to explain day and night and the different phases of the moon.


- Life cycles of plants & animals,

- Reproduction in some plants and animals.

- Human circulatory system and describe functions of heart, blood vessels and blood.

RE Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.

What does the dove represent?

What is Pentecost and how to we celebrate it?

What is the Holy Spirit?

Life in the Risen Lord

The importance of prayer

Understanding the Our Father Prayer

Understanding the Rosary

Knowing different ways of praying


Ramadan and similarities to the Catholic faith.

Subject: Objectives:

PE To develop and refine skills in tennis and dance.

Tennis: A key focus on developing movement and hitting skills.

Dance: A key focus on developing a routine.

History To learn about the 1953 flooding in King"s Lynn and the affects this had on different people.

How did people live during the 1950s?

Geography Floods and Flooding

To learn about different types of floods and how the can be prevented. To understand hard and soft engineering linked to flood defences.

To learn about climate change and the risk of sea rising.

Computing - Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,

- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online

Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

- Coding a game effectively to respond to different algorithms


- Using paint to create flood scenes.

- Developing drawing skills linked to landscapes.

Music -To further develop ukulele skills with a focus on rhythm

- To combine singing, ukulele and rhythm skills linked to Orchestra of the age of Enlightenment project

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)