Year 5 Curriculum


English

Reading:

Guided Reading:   Skellig by David Almond 

· To explain why the author has chosen to write or use words in a certain way

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

· To make inferences and deductions about story events

· To develop vocabulary knowledge

· To compare similarities and differences with different books

Shakespeare – A Midsummer’s Nights Dream

· To perform key parts of the play.

· Using drama to understand a play and characters emotions/feelings.

· To understand how language contributes to meaning, linked to Shakespeare

· To identify and discuss themes in a play

Grammar and punctuation:

· To use parenthesis correctly within all areas writing

· To understand the differences between fact and opinion

· To use semi- colons correctly


Writing: 

· Writing myths and legends linked to the Greek myths and legends

· Writing linked to Passover and Judaism

· Writing linked ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’



Maths

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

· Compare & order fractions, link to decimals and percentages.

· Find fractions and percentages of amounts and shapes.

· Find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

· Add and subtract decimals numbers.

· To translate and reflect 2-d shapes.

· To divide accurately

· To measure angles accurately

RE: 

Judaism, Easter and Lent:

· To understand Passover and how it is celebrated

· To know and understand the Easter Story and to reflect on its meaning

To understand the meaning of Lent and the meaning it has on our lives


Science:   


Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising 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, linked to air resistance.

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Work scientifically in Physics linked to Forces:

Understand and explore different forces, including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and upthrust.


PE: 

Develop key skills in Basketball:

· To be able to dribble with increasing accuracy

· To pass with accuracy

· To learn the rules of the game

Develop key skills in Badminton and Fitness :

· Focus on the importance of movement, and moving quickly.

· Overhead shots

· Grip and serving

· Improving fitness and agility

History: 

Ancient Greeks:

· Understand the difference between Primary and Secondary sources

· To understand how the Ancient Greeks lived and how they had an impact on modern life

· To understand the differences between Athens and Sparta

· Produce a project linked to the Ancient Greeks and focused key aspects of how they lived and how it is different to modern life


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.

Art:

Producing a ‘Athenian Woods’ scene for the ‘A Midsummer Night’s dream’


Music: 

• 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.

• A focus on being able to sing and perform the ukulele at the same time. 

Latin: 

Understand any Latin words linked to the ancient Greeks and the link to the Romans