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Year 5


Comparing and using fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts to; make connections, sequence and recall, retrieve information and implied meaning, further develop scanning and skimming speed and fluency.

Identify and explore powerful adjectives and adverbs, sentence types and impact, use of punctuation for dialogue and how to effectively enhance their own stories. Identify key components to persuasive writing to evoke emotion and convince readers of their opinions.

Spelling & Handwriting:
Continue exploring KS2 spelling rules and a fluent joined style of writing.


Reasoning with Larger Numbers (6 Digit Numbers):
Read, write, order, compare & identify the value of digits to 1,000,000. Round numbers to the nearest hundred, thousand, ten thousand and one hundred thousand. Read and recognise Roman numerals.

Problem Solving with Integer Addition and Subtraction:
Practise mental & written methods.

Line Graphs and Timetables:
Complete, read and interpret information in tables.  Solve comparison, sum and difference questions.

Multiplication and Division:
Identify factors & multiples of integers. Calculate, explain & recall square numbers, define & recall prime numbers (to 19) and predict prime numbers (up to 100). Use efficient written methods to multiply & divide.


Learn the key concepts of forces, including; gravity, air resistance, water resistance, friction and mechanisms through weekly experiments.

Properties of Materials:
Explore the different properties of materials; whether they are thermal conductors or insulators, their hardness, their solubility and different methods of separating substances.


What are the Needs of our Planet:
 Use atlases to identify and learn about countries, including physical and human geography. Deepen understanding of biomes, extreme weather (what it is, how it is created), the impact of hurricanes, what greenhouse gases are and their impact on our planet and way of life, climate change and human impact, along with knowledge & understanding on Global Warming.


Ancient Egypt:
Identify the location of Egypt in relation to the UK and, using timelines, sequence key events of the Ancient Egyptian period. Explore primary and secondary sources, make connections and draw contrasts between then and now, look specifically at events and people of the period.


Music - Exploring Key and Time Signature:
Know that notes can be played together through exploring parts, listen & respond to pieces. Composition: Improvise, compose & perform songs.

Art – Indian Art:
Focus on Rangoli and Mehndi artwork, along with knowledge of Indian culture, to inspire own artwork.

Design Technology – Fabric:
Learn to use a sewing machine effectively and safely. Design and make a personalised beanie hat which incorporates a range of machine stitching and includes a hem with hand sewn applique detail.

Food Tech:
Learn about food hygiene to wash up efficiently. Preparing some basic foods, practising measuring, peeling and chopping. What makes a healthy lunch box?


The school network and infrastructure:
Pupils will revise their knowledge of online safety and effective search skills, as well as the anatomy of an URL and how this can help us make value judgements about sites. They will be introduced to the concepts of branching file structures, and efficient storage, sharing and collaboration.


Numbers up to and including 100, days of the week, months of the year, ask questions about age and birthday. Listen, respond and join in with spoken French, along with short written pieces.


High-five position, shooting techniques, marking and footwork.

Tag Rugby:
Throw, pass, intercept, tackle and defend in a team.

speed, attacking and defence.

Explore cannon in group dance.

Sports Hall Athletics:
standing long jump, javelin, balance, target throw, speed jump.

Unison and symmetry in performed sequences and routines.


Hinduism - What is the Best Way for a Hindu to show Commitment to God:

Explore how Hindus show commitment through worship, Puja, pilgrimage & mindfulness. Identify a range of Hindu Gods.

Christianity - Is the Christmas Story True:

Look at bible text and explore a range of perspectives to deepen understanding. Share their own beliefs, ideas and experiences of Christmas.


Being Me in My World - Consider the Goals and Challenges of the Year Ahead:

Learn about democracy and our rights and responsibilities and the impact our behaviour can have on others.

Celebrating Differences - Explore culture and Cultural Differences:
This will link to racism and types of bullying, talking about what it is and awareness of our own feelings towards people & cultures.