Year 5 - Summer 2

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


Science Curriculum


Year 5 Music

Learning Values

Homework Timetable


learning values

Learning Values: Nurtured, Respectful and Responsible, Harmonious

learning values

S.M.S.C: Linked to The London Eye Mystery -CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE Personal feelings, empathising with others and how our actions can affect others.


The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Children will develop creative responses to the text through drama, storytelling and artwork.. We will explore themes and issues, and develop ideas through discussion

How is the setting important to the story? How does the author make the setting atmospheric?

How do the characters feel about what is happening? How do they react to events and what does that tell us about the setting? We will draw inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions. We will discuss Asperger’s Syndrome and some of the characteristics associated with it.

Sentence structure
Children will understand how we can improve sentences using a range of sentences types and punctuation.

Language and imagery
How can we use vocabulary effectively to create a positive or a negative mood?

Suspense stories
This book supports the study of plot, character development and emotional response to strong themes such as bullying, loss, self-esteem and family in narrative fiction. It is also set in London!

Children will write:

  • A police report
  • An advert
  • A story creating tension and suspense

To convert between litres and millilitres
To know the imperial unit pints and the rough equivalent in litres
To solve problems using volumes and capacity

To use formal written methods for all four operations including numbers with decimals
To solve word problems involving money

To calculate percentages of amounts
To solve problems involving percentages

2D shapes
To reflect 2D shapes in two lines of symmetry and give coordinates

Line graphs
To decide on the best way to present data
To use line graphs to solve problems


Science: Life cycles
(continued from Summer 1)

The children will study the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds, including some unusual examples like egg-laying mammals and marsupials.

They will compare complete and incomplete metamorphosis and find out about well-known naturalists and animal behaviourists.

How does the human body change with age?


Computing: We are Artists
Using photos taken of the London landscape, students will improve and enhance the photos with photo editing software. Is using a computer programme better for design work than using a pencil and paper? What is the job of an architect?


History: A Local History Study The Brentham Estate.

  • When was our school built?
  • What evidence is there? What local buildings were built in the Victorian/Edwardian times?
    We will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. We will study the school and the local area and look at evidence of Victorian/Edwardian history. Year 5 will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. We will ask historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • We will look at the London skyline and some famous buildings built in Victorian times eg: Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge. VISIT CENTRAL LONDON to look at some of famous Victorian/Edwardian buildings.

Unit 17: Round About

  • To explore harmony by performing/ singing in 2 parts (or more).
  • To incorporate ostinati and drones.
  • Can I recognise concords and discords?
  • Can I maintain a part against another when singing/performing?
  • Can I compose a round using a triad or the pentatonic scale ( from Y4 Dragon Scales)
  • BBC Ten Pieces: Zadok the Priest
Religious Education

Moral dilemmas Does great power come with great responsibility?
Where does power come from? Who was the good Samaritan?
To begin to understand how to make an ethical decision. To explore poverty and how it affects decision making.
To begin to understand the consequences of their decisions.

Article 14
You have the right to think what you like and be whatever religion you want to be, with your parents’ guidance.


Continue on music topic:

The children will revise different musical instruments and types of music.
Use dictionary skills to find more names of instruments.
We will introduce and use the verb to play -tocar Expand adjective vocabulary to create greater variety of spoken and written sentences.


Art in context and history
Which artist do I prefer? Why?

I can use observational skills to replicate images by well known artists and explain how their work is similar / different.

What does it look like?
I can create layers of paint to add detail to background colours.
I can take a photograph of the London skyline.


Real P.E. – Unit 5: Health and Fitness

  • Physical focus on static balance and coordination.
  • Whole games include:
    • Beanbag raid
    • 2V2 Throw Squash.
  • Why is it important for us to stay healthy and keep fit?

How do our bodies change as we grow up? How might our emotions be affected? Where can we go for help and support during puberty? To explore the emotional and physical changes that occur in males and females during puberty. To understand the menstrual cycle and know the impact of puberty on physical hygiene.

LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD (link to class novel)
What is autism? What is it like to have autism? How can their world be different to other peoples? What is the difference between autism and as- perses syndrome? Article 2: You have the right to protection against discrimination.


No Geography study this half term

Mrs Jackson

Mr Facey

Mrs Allard

Miss Saxton

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