Year 5 Curriculum
Guided Reading: The Fireworks Maker’s Daughter.
· 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 and punctuation:
· Use commas to clarify meaning,
· Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis,
Use semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark
boundaries between independent clauses
of dialogue – use of speech marks
· Writing from the point of view of the main character in ‘The Firework Maker’s daughter’ in the form of a diary entry.
· Writing linked to WW1
· Writing balanced arguments for and against eating Turkeys for Christmas
· Different types of poetry ‘Danny the Cat and Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah. Winter by Judith Nicholls.
· Writing am poem using personification, similes and metaphors effectively.
To solve problems and use reasoning skills fluently across the following areas:
· Use standard written methods for all four operations, with a focus on multiplication and division.
· Use vocabulary of prime, factor & multiple
· Interpret tables & line graphs
· Solve questions about line graphs
· Convert between different units
· Calculate perimeter of composite shapes & area of rectangles
· Compare & order fractions
· Find fractions and percentages of amounts and shapes.
Inspirational People and Saints:
· St Francis and how he inspires us to respect creation
· Reflect on what it means to be an inspirational person
· Understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus
· St Josephine Bakhita, how did she live
Advent and Hope
What is the meaning of Advent? A key focus on
hope and what this means in our lives.
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.
· Understand how to carry out a fair test
Work scientifically in Physics:
· Understand location and movement of the Earth & other planets
· Explain day and night, linked to shadows
· Learn about the different planet in the solar system
Understand why the moon has different phases.
S ubject: Objectives:
Develop key skills in Dance:
· Beginning to exaggerate dance movements and motifs (using expression when moving)
· Demonstrates strong movements throughout a dance sequence.
· Combines flexibility, techniques and movements to create a fluent sequence
Develop key skills in Archery with a focus on accuracy.
· Understand the difference between Primary and Secondary sources.
· Produce a project linked to the Vikings and focused key aspects of how they lived .
History of Space travel:
· Understand chronological order linked to space travel
- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,
- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online,
Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
· Why was Vincent Van Gogh? Why was he famous?
A focus on using
pastels to create Vincent Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ picture
• Ukulele’s skills will continue to be developed
• A key focus on learning the four main chords and how these can be used in different songs.
• Singing linked to class assembly and
performing in Birmingham as part of the WW1 concert.
A focus on how verbs and nouns are used in Latin and how they can be changed.