Year 5 Curriculum
Sharing Meeting
Timetable
Expectations and
Routines
Homework is set weekly on a Thursday: one piece of
literacy and one piece of maths. These are due
the following Tuesday.
Homework diaries are checked on a Friday morning.
Please ensure they are signed.
Spellings are set weekly but tested at the end of
the half term.
Reading is still important in Upper School. We
encourage the children to read to an adult 3-4
times a week and record this in their
homework diaries.
Being prepared!
Children should come to all lessons prepared. This
includes having the correct equipment with them.
A small pencil case is allowed including a
handwriting pen (not a fountain pen or biro),
pencil, ruler and rubber.
Children should have their homework diaries in
school every day as they are a great way to
record messages and notes as well as homework!
Literacy
Literacy is taught in classes.
Our Literacy curriculum covers a range
of narrative, non-fiction and poetry.
Each text type lasts between 2 – 3
weeks including reading of the text
type, spoken language opportunities
grammar and punctuation and written
tasks.
Literacy
Guided reading is taught separately to
literacy although is based around the
text type being studied
Spelling and handwriting skills are also
taught separately to the main
literacy lesson although opportunities
for the skills to be
transferred are included.
Maths
There are 5 Maths sets taught in year 5.
• Set 1 taught by Miss Carroll
• Set 2 taught by Ms Marshall
• Set 3 taught by Mrs Hampton
• Set 4a taught by Mrs Sherwood and Mrs
Wenham
• Set 4b taught by Mr Yaxley
Science
There are five core units of Science studied in Year 5:
• Living things and their habitats
(describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird)
• Animals including humans
(describe the changes as humans develop to old age)
• Materials and their properties
(compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their
hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, and response to magnets)
• Earth and Space
(describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system;
describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth; use the idea of the Earth’s
rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky)
• Forces
(identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving
surfaces; recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and
gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
Geography/ History
Geography is taught in the Autumn term and the end
of the summer term. History is taught in the
Spring and Summer terms.
Geography:
• Europe: South of France
• Rivers
History:
• Anglo-Saxons and Scots
• Ancient Mayan Civilisation
DT/Art
DT and Art are taught in rotation, each unit lasting
a half term.
DT:
• Cooking: Quiche
• Designing and making a bird box
• Gears, levers, pulleys, cams and linkages
Art:
• French Art including changes through the
centuries,
• Anglo Saxon Art
• Water and water colours
PE
Children have 2 PE lessons a week. In the Autumn
term and early Spring term, all children in Year 5
have a further 10 weeks of swimming lessons (as
part of their allocated indoor PE).
Indoor PE is taught by Winger Sports coaches
including gymnastics, dance and basketball.
Outdoor PE includes netball, football, hockey, tag
rugby, tennis and kwik cricket.
In the summer, all PE takes place outdoors
and also includes athletics (taught by Sports
coaches)
Languages
Children will continue their French tuition focusing
on three main areas:
• A dark, dark tale: identifying furniture and using
prepositions
• Weather: weather phrases and compass points
• A town trail: places in a town and directions
Computing
Children will cover 6 core topics, each lasting a half
term. Other opportunities are made for children
to use computing in other curriculum subjects
such as through the use of the ipads.
• Game Developers: Developing an interactive game
• Artists: Fusing geometry and art
• Web Developers: Creating a website about cyber safety
• Bloggers: Sharing experiences and opinions
• Cryptographers: Cracking codes
• Architects: Creating a virtual space
RE
The RE curriculum continues to follow the Essex
Agreed Syllabus
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Judaism
Islam
Christianity (including Bible Explorers)
Sikhism
PSHE
PSHE is taught fortnightly.
• Feelings, friends and friendships
• Me and my relationships
• Anti-bullying
• Managing risks
• Drug awareness
• Political literacy and citizenship
Music
Music is taught fortnightly by Mrs Cripps following
the Music Express scheme.
Children continue their recorder tuition as well as
developing opportunities to perform together.
Important dates
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Thursday 11th September: Individual photographs
Friday 3rd October: Harvest
Tuesday 14th October: Visit to the Royal Observatory
Monday 3rd November: Year 5 test week
Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November: Parents’
Evenings
Monday 24th November: Maths Parents’ Evening Drop-ins
Tuesday 16th December: Year 5 Performance - 2pm
Wednesday 17th December: Year 5 Performance - 7pm
Thursday 18th December: Carol Service
Further dates and information
will be sent home via Parentmail
Thank you for coming!
Any questions?
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