Year 5 Curriculum



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 myths and legends linked to the Greek myths and legends

· Writing linked to Passover and Judaism

· Writing linked ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’


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


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


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.


Work scientifically in Physics linked to Forces:

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


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


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


- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,

- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online,

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


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


• 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. 


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