Curriculum Map Year 5

Maths

In maths we will be covering a range of topics this term. Children will be given opportunities to consolidate their learning from Year 4 and build upon this to achieve the Year 5 objectives.

These are the topics we will be covering this term:

•Number and place value
•Mental addition and subtraction
•Written addition and subtraction
•Mental multiplication and division
•Written multiplication and division
•Problem solving, reasoning and algebra
•Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions
•Problem solving, reasoning and algebra
•Measurement
•Fractions, ratio and proportion
•Geometry: properties of shapes

RE

Islam

Children will learn about the basic principals of Islam, discussing how they are similar or different to other religious beliefs and philosophical views. They will end the unit by creating an information leaflet on what they have learnt about Islam.

Science

Autumn 1: Properties & changes of materials

Children will explore and compare the properties of a broad range of materials and explore reversible & irreversible changes.

Autumn 2: Forces

Children will learn about a range of forces (including gravity, friction, air resistance & water resistance) and mechanisms.

English

The London Eye Mystery

We will be reading the London Eye Mystery as a class and using ideas from the book to write a range of text types and learn and practise

relevant grammar skills.

We will be writing the following text types.:

1. Diary Entries

2. Conversations

3. Poems

4. Descriptions

5. Email

6. Police Report

7. Newspaper reports

8. Our own mystery stories

We will take a break from our class book during Black History Fortnight to learn about Apartheid in South Africa and write persuasive letters about abolishing this.

RE

Islam

Children will learn about the basic principals of Islam, discussing how they are similar or different to other religious beliefs and philosophical views. They will end the unit by creating an information leaflet on what they have learnt about Islam.

ICT

Creating a website.

Children will learn how to create a website, inserting texts, pictures & links. Websites will be about friendships to link with PSHE.

PE

Autumn 1: Swimming

Autumn 2: Invasion games

(Focusing on team work)

French

Children will revise key vocabulary learnt in previous years and will learnt some basic words and phrases. Topics we will cover this term are:

  • Greetings
  • Colours
  • Where we live

Art & Design Technology

Children will be investigating Cams and looking at the different components and how they work. By the end of this unit, they will use what they know about them to create their own models for tourist attractions to tie in with our class book and will review these.

History

Crime and Punishment over time

Children will learn about Crime and Punishment and will investigate how these have evolved over time. They will begin with learning about Medieval Crime and Punishment, before moving on to learning about changes during Tudor Times and the Victorian Era and comparing them to modern Crimes and Punishments.

Maths

In maths we will be covering a range of topics this term. Children will be given opportunities to consolidate their learning from Year 4 and build upon this to achieve the Year 5 objectives.

These are the topics we will be covering this term:

  1. Place Value for numbers up to 1,000,000
  2. Reading, writing and ordering decimal numbers
  3. Formal written methods for all 4 operations (Column addition & subtraction, long multiplication & long division.)
  4. Solving problems & reasoning skills
  5. Time
  6. Factors and multiples
  7. Fractions
  8. Angles
  9. 2D and 3D shapes
  10. Negative numbers

Science

Earth & Space

Pupils will be taught to:

  • 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
  • Describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

English

‘Cosmic’

We will be reading ‘Cosmic’ as a class and using ideas from the book to write a range of text types and learn and practise relevant grammar skills.

We will be writing the following text types:

  1. Character studies
  2. Emails
  3. Conversations
  4. Descriptions
  5. Leaflets
  6. Persuasive arguments
  7. Balanced arguments
  8. Play scripts
  9. Newspapers

RE

Hinduism

Children will learn about the basic principals of Hinduism, discussing how they are similar or different to other religious beliefs and philosophical views. Towards the end of the unit the children will all have the opportunity to re-write a famous Hindu story in their own words.

ICT

‘We Are Bloggers’

Blogging provides a worldwide audience for pupils’ work. Commenting on others’ work extends pupils’ sense of membership of a learning community beyond school. In this unit, pupils create a media-rich blog, comment on blogs and respond to comments.

French

Children will revise key vocabulary learnt in previous years and will learnt some basic words and phrases. Topics we will cover this term are:

  • Greetings
  • Colours
  • Where we live

PE

Spring 1: Yoga

Spring 2: Invasion games

(Focusing on team work)

Art & Design Technology

Linking to both our Science topic ‘Earth & Space’ and our class book ‘Cosmic’, the children will design and create their own Space Diorama.  The process will see them practising both their drawing and sculpting skills.  At the end of the unit, the children will use their experiences to write a set of instructions.

Geography

We will revise children’s basic geographical knowledge of countries, continents, oceans and seas before moving onto an in-depth study of our planet’s mountain ranges.  The children will learn about the layers of the Earth, tectonic plates, volcanoes and will compile all they learn into an information text at the end of the unit.