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Year 5

Autumn 1

Maths

Place Value

We recap on place value learning from previous years.

200 + 2 + 80 = 

What is the value of 5 in 563?

What digit is in the tens place in 3307?

We round numbers to the nearest 10/100/10,000/100,000

Can you round 37 to the nearest 10?

Can you round 1502 to the nearest 1,000?

Addition and subtraction

We work towards adding whole numbers with more than 4 digits (using the column method).

We work towards subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits (using the column method).

Statistics

We read and interpret line graphs

PE

Games Activities: Invasion games - Football.

Gymnastics - floorwork and routine

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?

PSHE and RE

Why is the Gospel good news for Christians?
New Beginnings & Pupil Voice

Like a child : challenging gender stereotypes 

 

Art

Painting: ‘Monster’ ink blot pictures (Hermann Rorschach)

Autumn 2

Maths

Multiplication and division

We learn about multiples and factors.

Give an example of a number which is a multiple of 2, 4 and 6.

What are the factors of 18?

We multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1,000.

3,200 ÷ 100 = ___

Perimeter & Area

We measure and calculate perimeter.

An equilateral triangle has a side length of 13 m. What is its perimeter?

A square has a 10 cm side. An equilateral triangle has a 12 cm side. Which shape has the greater perimeter?

A rectangle has sides of 9 m and 3 m. What is the rectangle’s area?

RE and PSHE

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

Getting on & Falling out: friendships skills

Anti-bullying Week

Money Managament ( taught as part of maths) 

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

Art

Drawing: Rocket pictures of Artist Peter Thorpe

Short Geography Focus - Locational Knowledge and map skills. 

Key questions for Focus

1. What are the main countries and cities of the UK, Europe and America?

2. What is it like to live in rural and urban areas?

3. How are ‘human' and ‘physical features’ represented on an Ordnance Survey map?

4. What is a contour line and how can we develop our understanding of contour lines and the features they show?

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.

Computing

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

French

When is your birthday?

Days of the week.

Spring 1

Maths

Multiplication & Division

We keep working on our mental startegies

12 × 4 =

12 × 40 =                                   

206 × 3 =                       

206 × 300 =

We use written methods to multiply and divide up to 4-digit numbers.

Fractions

We recap on fractions.

What is half of 72?

We explore equivalent fractions. Equivalent means the same value or amount.

We convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.

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.

Forces

PE

Swimming (Wednesday)

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Hockey.

Science Curriculum Focus

Can you feel the 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. 

RE and PSHE

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

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Healthy Sleep patterns 

Keeping Health & Safe: Alcohol Education

Spring 2

Maths

Fractions

We recap continue with fractions.

We compare and order fractions less than 1. When the denominators are the same, the greater the numerator, the greater the fraction.

We add and subtract fractions.

Decimals & Percentages

We explore decimals as fractions.

RE and PSHE

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

Good to be Me: understanding identity

Global Citizenship

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

Painting and Sculpture (Whole School Art Project)

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

Decimals

We will be adding decimals within 1

0.3 + 0.1 + 0.4  =

We will be adding and subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places.

We will be adding and subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places.

I know that 16 − 6 is equal to 10, so 16 − 6.33 will be equal to 9.67

Properties of Shape

We will be measuring angles with a protractor.

What is the size of this angle?

RE and PSHE 

What do the gurus teach Sikhs?

Gypsy Roma Traveller Education

Protective Behaviours: Feeling Good Feeling Safe

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

Art

Collage: Design a 'future city' (David Crunelle)

Summer 2

Maths

Position & Direction

We learn how to translate shapes using coordinates.

A point is translated from ( 4 , 6 ) to ( 6 , 4 ) Is the new point higher or lower than the   original?

Measurement: Converting Units

We explore kilograms and kilometres.

7,200 m = __km

We learn about metric units and imperial units.

94 mm = __cm

We continue to learn about time.

What time is half-way between 14:00 and 14:30?

RE & PSHE

Why do Humanists say happiness is the goal for life?

Change & Moving On : going for Goals

RSE: puberty & reproduction

P.E.

Sports Captain Training

Games Activities: Net wall games - Stool Ball/Tennis

Computing

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

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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