Year 5 Curriculum



Guided Reading:  ‘There is a boy in the girls’ bathroom’.

· To participate in discussion about a text

· To make inferences and predictions based on the text; to justify with evidence

· To ask relevant questions of a text

· To make inferences about character's feelings, actions and motives and justify them with evidence

· To make inferences about story events

· To understand how language contributes to meaning

· To identify and discuss themes in reading

Grammar, spelling and punctuation:

· expanded noun phrases

· modal verbs (would, should, could, might, may, can, will

· adverbial phrases to start sentences

(when – during the night,

how – walking slowly,

where – in the middle of the room,


· for lists or series of adjectives

· to separate an adverbial phrase

Punctuation of dialogue – use of speech marks


· To use appropriate vocabulary to describe a character and his behaviour

· To write fictional first person experiences.

· To reread writing and make changes to grammar and vocabulary

· To use appropriate vocabulary to describe a character and his behaviour

· To write a recount based on a fictional first person experience

· To make simple evaluations of their own and others' performances


To solve problems and use reasoning skills fluently across the following areas:

- Secure place value to 1,000,000

- Use negative whole numbers in context

- Use Roman numerals to 1000 (M)

- Use standard written methods for all four operations

- Confidently add & subtract mentally

- Use vocabulary of prime, factor & multiple

- Multiply & divide by powers of ten

Use square and cube numbers

- Convert between different units



How can we look after the world? How can we be a good ‘Steward of creation’

Inspirational People and Vocations – (Sacrament of Ordination).


-Classify materials according to a variety of properties

-Understand mixtures & solutions

-Separating materials

Know about reversible changes; identify irreversible changes.

Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognizing and controlling variables where necessary,

-Take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment with increasing accuracy and precision,

-Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

S ubject: Objectives:


Key skills in Tag Rugby and Football:

· Develop confidence in using ball skills in various ways, and be able to link these together.

· Use skills with co-ordination, control and fluency.

· Apply basic skills for attacking and defending.

· Take part in competitive games with a strong understanding of tactics and rules.


Anglo-Saxons & Vikings. To learn the following:

· The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

· Understand how the Vikings lived and how they changed Britain.

· Understand the difference between Primary and Secondary sources.

Investigate artefacts linked to the Vikings.


Locational knowledge

-Counties and cities in the United Kingdom.

Human geography

- The distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water


- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,

- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online,

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


Kandinsky – Circles

Children will study the artist and will produce work in his style.


Design, make, evaluate:

-Viking Weaving

- Viking biscuits.


· Ukulele’s will be introduced

· A focus on Rhythm

Singing linked to class assembly.


Military Machine

A focus on how verbs and nouns are used in Latin and how they can be changed.