Year 5 - Autumn 2

Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World - National Online Safety


Science Curriculum


Year 5 Music

Homework Timetable

Meet The Parents

Rights Respecting

Learning Values

learning values

Learning Values: Collaborative Learning, Independent and Engaged


learning values

S.M.S.C: How can you make our new classroom harmonious?


English & Extended Writing

Narrative Writing 

  • Ongoing work with Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.


  • Chosen texts for Spring term 1: A variety of visual stimuli from Tuesday and Sherlock Holmes.
  • Short mystery stories; analysing style; exploring and comparing a variety of mystery stories; planning and writing a short mystery story.
  • Debate; forming and presenting arguments for and against a topical issue.

Guided Reading:

  • Justifying views through text.
  • Asking questions to improve understanding.
  • Prediction of what might happen based on a text.

What makes a mystery a mystery?

Extended writing:

  • What makes a mystery a mystery?
  • How have mystery stories changed throughout time?
  • Children to write their own beginning of a mystery story, including sentence types and the features of the genre.
  • Children to create an appropriate ending to their peers’ beginning.

Maths (NC2014) Maths Scheme: Collins—Busy Ants Maths

What are equivalent fractions?
Finding fractions of shapes and numbers. Fraction sequences and equivalent fractions.

How can we translate shapes on a grid?
Moving shapes on a coordinate grid.

How can we record mental addition and subtraction?
Formal written methods for addition (column).

How can we show fractions as decimals and percentages?
Rounding and sequencing decimals.

How can we convert between grams and kilograms? Metric and imperial?
This skill will be applied to solve word problems.

Squared numbers, cubed numbers and prime numbers.

May the force be with you

What would life be like without forces?

How and why is it so important? What is its role?

Air and water resistance:
What material makes the best parachute?
What shape makes the best boat and why?

Which surfaces create the most friction? How is friction useful?

Levers, pulleys and gears:
How do they work? What do we use them for?

Where and when do you need to use a map?

Map skills – Longitude and latitude, OS maps using grid references, map reading e.g. symbols, contour lines etc.

Article 30 (Children of minority groups): Minority or indigenous children have the right to learn about and practice their own culture, language and religion.


Can we convert a 2D to a 3D sculpture?

Using a variety of materials to create drawings and 3D models to support our understanding of the core text this term in English.

Religious Education
Belief and practice, Islam
  • We will be looking at the origins of Islam and how the Five Pillars of Islam guide Muslims in how to live their lives.
  • The key question we will start with is – What do we have in our lives that guides us and gives us peace?
  • How does layout and presentation contribute to overall clarity of information?
  • We Are Bloggers’ RS scheme Pupils to use J2e to prepare/ post/comment on blogs.
How can work harmoniously to create an effective game?

Unit 2 – Creative Skills Skills needed: Teamwork, invasion games, spatial awareness.

  • Seated volleyball
  • Scorpion handball

Article 31 (Leisure, play and culture): Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.


Health and Wellbeing:

  • Identify and interpret information on food labels?
  • How and why people are excluded?
  • What are the risks and effects of legal and illegal drugs ?
  • Introducing farm animals and pets. Revising noun gender words. Introduce animal plurals with definite and indefinite article.
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Ask and answer questions in Spanish about animals using the verb ‘to have’.
  • Revise numbers and colours linked with animal topic.

Mrs Allard

Mr Facey

Mrs Jackson

Miss Denyer

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