Year 5 Curriculum

Spring term 2020

Literacy 

Literacy will link, where possible, with the topic this term. We will be looking at the skills of writing including developing a persuasive text, creating a viewpoint for debate and reading and using the format of a play-script. Grammar and spelling will be on-going with a weekly set of spellings to learn and a weekly test. 

Children will continue with literature circles, group and guided reading. This will mean a set amount of reading each week, given to the children at the start of term, and then a set piece of independent homework each, which they will then feed back to their peer group.  In addition, they will have a levelled reading scheme book and can choose a ‘free reader’ book. 

Mathematics 

We will be following the National Curriculum. The children will have one lesson a week of problem solving, and mental maths strategies will be a continued focus. There will be some extra lessons where maths links with the current topic. 

Science 

Science this term will be based around the biology elements of the Year 5 curriculum. The children will be exploring habitats and developing their understanding of the life cycles of animals and plants, including green plants and how a flower’s structure enables them to reproduce. 

Topic – Settlers 

The children will be studying the journeys and cultures of Vikings and Saxons, exploring where they came from, how they settled and what were the effects of their settlements in new countries,  

They will continue to become more familiar with world maps and locations. 

Computing 

The children will be studying e-safety at an age-appropriate level and developing their skills of presenting information. 

Art & DT 

Children will research, design and test their own model Viking longboats. In addition, they will be designing, making and evaluating Saxon cake recipes. 

Trips and visitors 

We will be visiting Murton Park to spend a day as a Saxon and, later in the term, we will be visiting the Jorvik Viking museum and York Art Gallery. 

 

Autumn term 2019

Literacy

Literacy will link, where possible, with the topic this term. We will be looking at the skills of persuasive writing, argument and debate, narratives and play scripts.

Grammar and spelling will be on-going with a weekly set of spellings to learn and a weekly test.
Children will continue with literature circles, group and guided reading. This will mean a set amount of reading each week, given to the children at the start of term and then a set piece of independent homework each, which they will then feed back to their peer group.

In addition, they will have a levelled reading scheme book and can choose a ‘free reader’ book.

Mathematics

We will be following the National Curriculum. The children will have one day a week of problem solving when mental maths strategies will be a continued focus. There will be some extra lessons where maths links with the current topic.

Science

Science this term will be based around the chemistry elements of the Year 5 curriculum. The children will be classifying materials, understanding mixtures and solutions and irreversible and reversible change through chemical reactions.

Humanities

In geography, the children will learn about how the weather and terrain affected life in Ancient Greece. They will become more familiar with world maps and locations. In history, the children will be learning about life in Ancient Greece. They will present their findings as part of an interactive treasure trail for their peers.

Art and Design Technology

Children will use their research about Greek temples to design and make Greek columns. They will also be constructing their own Ancient Greek artefacts to use as part of a treasure trail. They will build a sketch book of different techniques and materials. They will study the work of Kandinsky.

Computing

During computing sessions, the children will be learning how they can use a variety of packages from Paint and Padlet to Prezi to present and manipulate their work.

Educational Visits and Visitors

We are having a visiting drama group to help the children understand Greek life. To enhance the students’ personal development curriculum, we will be welcoming visitors from all walks of life to inspire the children.