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Year 5

Autumn 1

Maths

We will read, write, order and compare numbers to 1,000, 000 and determine the place value of each digit.
We will also be working on decimals and fractions, including looking at equivalent fractions, exploring connections between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
We will also recap methods for calculations and apply these in problem solving situations.

PE

Games Activities: Invasion games - Football.

Gymnastics - floorwork and routine

PSHE and RE

Why is the Gospel good news for Christians?
Global Education-
Racism

English 

Poetry:  ‘Amulet’ by Ted Hughes

Write a new poem in the style of ‘Amulet’ using the patterns from the Ted Hughes's wonderful poem.

Non-Fiction: ‘Explore! Romans’ by Jane Bingham

After exploring an information page about Romans, research and create an information page about Viking life.

Fiction: ‘Beowulf’ by by A. Horowitz

Write a legend and present it in role as Viking storytellers.

The Savage Anglo Saxons vs. The Vicious Vikings

Find out all about the invaders and settlers who arrived after the Romans left Britain around AD 400.

Computing

We are safe online - learn about online safety with 'Play, like, share'.

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Key historical questions

What do we mean by Invaders and Settlers?
Who were the Anglo Saxons?
What do archaeologists do and how and why do they dig for evidence?
How do we know about Anglo Saxon life?
What was the Anglo Saxon culture like?
Can you learn about what life was like in Anglo- Saxon times from the story of Beowulf?
Do you understand why they told stories like Beowulf?
Who did Anglo-Saxon people worship?
Do you know who Anglo-Saxon people worshipped when they first got to England?
Do you know who introduced Christianity to England?
Who was Alfred and why was he so ‘great?’
What was life like for the Vikings living in Britain?
What happened at the Battle of Hastings?

Autumn 2

Maths

We will be estimating and rounding numbers alongside looking at further strategies for adding and subtracting. We will be exploring sequences and number patterns, developing fluency with multiplying and dividing as well as comparing and ordering fractions. Additionally, we will be examining transformations of 2D shapes.

RE and PSHE

How do Christians show their belief that Jesus is God incarnate?

Racism
Money Management

 

Computing

We make maze games - design and code a maze game. Introduce more challenge and a scoring system. 

English

Fiction (continued from previous term): ‘Beowulf’ by by A. Horowitz

Write a legend and present it in role as Viking storytellers.

Poetry: ‘Civil War on the Moon’ by Ted Hughes

Write a new poem in the style of Ted Hughes and contribute it to a class collection.

Fiction: suspense - extract from ‘Sick Building’ by Paul Magrs and ‘A fire in the forest’ by W. W. E. Ross (poem)

Write a first person narrative journey ending in the discovery of an alien object.

Science Curriculum Focus

Would you like to live on the Moon?
 

This term, children will be exploring Space and our Solar System.

The Moon

Key scientific questions

Can you identify and explain the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system? 

Can you explain and describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth? 

Can you compare the time of day at different places on the Earth? 

Can you use the ideas of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky?

PE

Indoor Athletics - Running, jumping, throwing and relay

Games Activities: invasion Games - Tag Rugby.

French

When is your birthday?

Days of the week.

Spring 1

Maths

We will be focusing on the four written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be working on angles and missing numbers.
And much, much more…

RE and PSHE

How do Sikhs put their belifs about equality in to practice?

We will be focusing on keeping safe and looking at drugs and alcohol.

 

Computing

We are architects 2 - use sketch up to design 3-D interiors

English

Poetry:  ‘The Kraken’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Write a poem that is rich in imagery.

Fiction: ‘The Kraken’ by Gary Crew and Marc McBride

Write diary entries from the point of view of characters from the book.

Non-Fiction: Powerful Forces by Jon Richards

Pick a force (eg thrust, drag) and create a presentation for a year 4 audience explaining how we use it.

Science Curriculum Focus

Can you feel the forces?

Forces

Key scientific questions

What is a force?

How do we measure a force?

What pulls an object towards the Earth?

What slows an object when it travels through air or water?

How do levers and gears work?

French

Our focus will be school and classroom objects. We will learn to talk about school in French. 

PE

Swimming (Wednesday)

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Hockey.

Spring 2

Maths

We will be focusing on multiplication and division including division with remainders. We will explore interior and exterior angles, proportion and ratio, interpreting charts and graphs and much more…

RE and PSHE

Does believing in the resurrection change Christians view of life and death?

We will be focusing on gender and body image.

 

French

What's today's date?

Weather. 

English

Non-Fiction: Powerful Forces by Jon Richards

Pick a force (eg thrust, drag) and create a presentation for a year 4 audience explaining how we use it.

Poetry:  ‘What I love about school’ by Roger McGough

Through poetry, tell the class a hobby that you simultaneously love and hate!

Fiction: Traditional Tale – ‘The Asrai’ by Pat Thomas

Write a traditional ‘warning’ story that would excite a Year 6 audience. Publish on a blog and receive feedback from older children.

Art Topic
Geometric Patterns

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Key questions in Art

We will be looking at artist including Sol Lewitt and Liubov Popova.
 

How do you think this artwork was made? 
Why do you think this artist created this work? 
How does this artwork make you feel and think?
How can you create repeated geometric designs?
What is the effect of the repetition?
How can you mix certain colours?
What effect do certain colours have on the person viewing the artwork?

Computing

We are launchers - design a 'launcher' game that fires a sprite at multiple targets

PE

Swimming (Wednesday)

Dance: Group and partner.

Summer 1

Maths

We will be continuing  to consolidate the four written methods, including using decimals. We will be exploring relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages and much more.

RE and PSHE 

What do the gurus teach Sikhs?

We will be discussing how we work with tricky feelings like embarrassment and how we can celebrate the differences between us.

 

Computing

We are musicians - introducing the free software 'Linux MultiMedia Studio'. Create a piece of music to match an image.

Geography TOPIC
Where would you choose to build a city?

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Poetry:  ‘Last night I saw… ’ by Andrew Fusek-Peters

Write a poem about your local area to be displayed in your local area.

Non-Fiction: information booklet,  ‘Population and Settlement’ (Athens extract) by Izzi Howell

Create a promotional booklet to attract people into your newly designed future city.

Non-Fiction: Letters to Greta - ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’ by Greta Thunberg

Write an open letter to Greta (to be published online) that persuades others to join in and make a difference.

French

Where do you live?

Places in Town.

Key geographical questions

Who were some of the early settlers and why did they settle in Britain?
What were the needs of early settlers?
What are the origins of place names?
Can we identify early settlements on a map?
What are the reasons for the original siting of these settlements? 
Why do you think they chose that spot to settle?
Why do you think some areas developed more than others over time?
Who were some of the early settlers and why did they settle in Britain?
What were the needs of early settlers?
What are the origins of place names?
Can we identify early settlements on a map?
What are the reasons for the original siting of these settlements? 
Why do you think they chose that spot to settle?
How did Brighton become the city it is today?

PE

Athletics - Withdean trials and preparation

Games Activities: Striking and Fielding - Cricket

Summer 2

Maths

Computing

STEM project: 'Animated Character'. Make an animated character. Learn to use a servo connected to a microcontroller.

RE

Why do Humanists say happiness is the goal for life?

Sports Catain Training.

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Stool Ball

P.E.

Sports Captain Training

Games Activities: Net wal games - Stool Ball/Tennis

English

Non-Fiction (continued from last term): Letters to Greta - ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’ by Greta Thunberg

Write an open letter to Greta (to be published online) that persuades others to join in and make a difference.

Poetry: ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes

Rewrite the poem from a different narrative perspective (Bess) for a modern audience. 

News Report: Write a newspaper report using information from the poem.

Science Curriculum Focus

Does it all start with an egg?

This term, the children will be studying life cycles and changes to humans over time.

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