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

Punctuation 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

To know about key events linked to space travel, with a focus on the moon landing


Human geography

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

· How we use natural resources and which ones are renewable and non-renewable

Geographical skills and fieldwork

· use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied


- 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.


Military Machine

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