Year 5

Year 5’s Mission Statement, 2017-18

For more information about Year 5’s curriculum please speak to Mrs Hemingway.

Year 5 Literacy and Language Overview

 Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5Unit 6
Main grammar focus for the unitDevices to build cohesion within a paragraph.
Linking ideas across paragraphs.
Relative clauses.Modal verbs.
Adverbs of possibility.
Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis.Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes.
Verb prefixes.
Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.
Fiction text/sPrometheus and Pandora by Janey Pursglove (a myth)Bling! by Jon Blake (a modern retelling of a myth/dilemma story)'Goodnight Stroud' by Pie Corbett.
'Last Night, I Saw The City Breathing' by Andrew Fusek Peters (poetic style)
This is NOT a Fairy Tale by Jeremy Strong (a story by a significant children's author)Dragon Slayer by Gill Howell (a story from another culture)Father's Day by Lou Kuenzler (a playscript, dramatic conventions)
Non-fiction text/s'How to Write Instructions'
'How to Write a Greek Myth'
'Have a go at... Chocolate Chip Ice Cream' (instructions)
'Bravery Award For Fire Hero Boy'
'Beach Bonanza!'
'Meet the Monster!'
'Meet the Future!' (persuasive writing)
'Jeremy Strong biography and autobiography'
'Anthony Horowitz biography' (Biography and autobiography)
'The Kraken'
'A Dragon Spotter's Guide to the Chinese Lung Dragon' (non-chronological reports)
'The Big Debate' (discussion texts)
Suggestions for wider reading

Year 5 Mathematics Plan

Each unit is a two-week block of work. Three weeks are left free for assessments.
Unit 1: Place value and orderingUnit 2: Addition and subtractionUnit 3: Shapes and patternsUnit 4: Measures (1)Unit 5: Multiplication and division (1)Unit 6: Fractions, decimals and percentages (1)
Unit 7: Patterns and numberUnit 8: Shape and symmetry (1)Unit 9: CalculationsUnit 10: Measures (2)Unit 11: Multiplication and division (2)Unit 12: Fractions, decimals and percentages (2)
Unit 13: Shape and symmetry (2)Unit 14: Measures (3)Unit 15: Multiplication and division (3)Unit 16: Fractions, decimals and percentages (3)Unit 17: Numbers and calculationsUnit 18: Position, movement and angle

Year 5 Curriculum Grid: 2016-17

Term/SubjectAutumn 1
(8 weeks)
Autumn 2
(7 weeks)
Spring 1
(6 weeks)
Spring 2
(5 weeks)
Summer 1
(7 weeks)
Summer 2
(7 weeks)
ScienceCan you feel the force?Will we ever send another human to the Moon? (Earth and Space)Could you be the next CSI investigator?Could you be the next CSI investigator? Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?
HistoryWere the Vikings always victorious and vicious?Gunpowder, Treason and Plot – why should it not be forgotten?Who were the early law makers?How can Hitler have convinced a nation like Germany to follow him?
GeographyWhy is Brazil in the news again?Why should the Rainforest be important to us?
Creative ArtsShields/Axes/ Swords/BoatsPictures using different media/Remembrance (Art)Carnival outfits (DT)Henri Rousseau (Art)Photography (Art)Propaganda Art (Art)
Music (Charanga)Don’t Stop Believin’Five Gold RingsClassroom Jazz 1Benjamin Britten- A Tragic StoryStop!Reflect, Rewind and Replay
REWhy are some places and journeys special?ChristmasWhat do Muslims believe about a good life?EasterShould we forgive others?What matters most?
ComputingProgramming: using logic in ScratchProgramming simulationsHow the internet works (plus copyright/inside a computer/how digital images work)Advanced spreadsheets3D modellingInternet research and web page design
FrenchOn the high street, at the cafe, asking for directions and 'La Petit Thomas'Revision of days of the week, hobbies, months of the year, sports and numbers, Christmas carols and Christmas in FranceRevision of fruit, foods and eating habits and Mardi GrasBreakfast, making a cooking show and Easter traditionsRevision of days of the week, months of the year, weather phrases and weather reports, discussion where we live and all about meDaily life, occupations and my family
Have a lovely half term break! See you back on Tuesday, 31st October.