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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

We will be working on gymnastics and indoor athletics.

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PSHE and RE

Who am I?
Rules for Living
Global Education-
Racism

English 

Non – fiction:
Read and create information texts about Anglo Saxons and Vikings.
Fiction:
Explore ‘defeating the monster’ stories.
Learn the story of Beowulf and use it to create a story of your own.

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 will be focusing on online safety and coding. 

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Key questions for topic

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

Racism
Money Management
Festivals of light
Christmas

PE

We will be working on invasion games and athletics.

Computing

We will be focusing on coding. 

English

Non – fiction:
Read and create an explanation  text about the Water Cycle .

Fiction:
Explore ‘defeating the monster’ stories.
Learn the story of Beowulf and use it to create a story of your own.

The Vicious Vikings
We will be continuing this topic, focusing on Viking invasions and their lifestyle. 

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How would we survive without water? 
We will be focusing on solids, liquids, gases, evaporation and condensation.

Key questions for topic

History
Who were the Vikings?
Why did they invade Britain?
Why did the Vikings invade?
What are the different perspectives of the Viking invasions? 
What was life like for Vikings living in Britain?
What do you think might have been different about the lives of those living under Viking control and those living under Anglo –Saxon control? What do you think might have been  similar?

Science
What happens to materials when they are heated? 
What happens to materials when they are cooled? 
How can water be a solid, liquid and a gas? 
What happens over time to materials such as puddles on the playground or washing hanging on a line?  
Why do windows steam up? 
What is the Water Cycle?

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

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

Religious practices and lifestyles, including Passover and the Seder meal .

Computing

We will be continuing with coding, including counting machine and random word generator.

English

Non – fiction:
Our focus will be persuasive writing.
Fiction:
We will be looking at suspense writing and poetry.

SCIENCE TOPIC

Would you like to live on the moon?

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PE

We will be working on invasion games, including hockey and swimming.

Key questions for topic

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?

French

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

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

We will be focusing on gender and body image.

We will find out about religious practices and lifestyles, including Easter. 

French

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

Literacy

Non – fiction:
We will be writing persuasive arguments based on current topical issues relevant to children’s lives.
Fiction:
We will be looking at a warning story and kenning poetry.

Art Topic
Geometric Patterns

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Key questions for the topic

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 will be using sketch – up to design  3D interiors and create art work . 

PE

We will be working on invasion games, including Tag Rugby, and swimming.

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 

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

We will be focusing on special people and places and celebrations related to key figures. 

Computing

'We are music makers!'
Introducing the free software 'Linux MultiMedia Studio'
Composing rhythms
Combining rhythms
Composing a piece of music inspired by a poem

Geography TOPIC
Where would you choose to build a city?

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English

Non – fiction:
Our focus will be diary writing
Fiction:
We will be creating poetry based on The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson

French

We will be learning to tell the time and describe what the weather is like in French.

Key questions for topic

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

We will be working on athletics and net wall games, including tennis.

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