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Year 5 Curriculum

A new statutory National Curriculum was introduced in 2014. Our teachers have been working hard at developing a new and more inspiring school curriculum. An example Year 5 timetable can be seen by clicking on the button below;




Below you will see develop a term by term view of the broad themes and aspects being taught in Year 5. Underneath you will see a button that will enable you to download a much more detailed version of the curriculum that covers the National Curriculum objectives for each area.



















































































Examples of planning are available on the main curriculum page.


If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher for further information.


Year 5 Timetable

Autumn Term Year 5 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Mysterious Mayans/Save the rainforest

PHASE 1: Inspire and motivate

Children research and share an aspect of Mayan life

PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Stories from other cultures (English)

Report writing (English)

Biomes (Geography)

Creating Samba rhythms (Music)

Designing a Mayan game (Coding)

Creating a clay Mayan mask (Art)

Mayan (History)


Dance – Samba  (PE)


PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Parents celebrate the end of our topic learning a variety of skills taught by the children, including making a Mayan mask and learning how to Samba.

Non-themed Subjects

English Skills

English Skills

Mathematics

Mathematics

Environmental studies;

Talking Trees and Making an Entrance

RE; Judaism and Christianity

RE; Light, advent and Hanukah

Science; Properties and changes of materials

Design and technology; Moving toys (cams)

French (MFL); Greetings, information about yourself and numbers

French (MFL); Colours, Christmas and body parts


P.E.; Tag Rugby

P.E.; Netball and Gymnastics

Spring Term Year 5 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Adventure Island

  Theme: Time Travellers

PHASE 1: Inspire and motivate

 A shipwreck situation will be staged and the children have to solve problems with few tools to decide how they will get off the island and back home.


Visit to St Alban’s Cathedral to take part in Anglo-Saxon workshops  (artefact handling, cooking)


PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Coasts (Geography)

Explanations (English)

Podcasts (Computing)

Anglo Saxons and Scots / What was Ware like? (History)

Desert Island Discs (Music)

Multi-media presentations (Computing)

Forces (Science)

Still life, artefacts (Art)

Bridges (DT)


Orienteering (PE)


PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Children to lead their audience around problem solving activities to survive life on a desert island (linked to P.E)

Anglo-Saxon Day; taking part in a range of related activities provided by a visiting educational company while dressed in period costumes.

Non-themed Subjects

English Skills

English Skills

Mathematics

Mathematics

English; Suspense and Mystery stories

Science; Forces cont’d

R.E.; Judaism

R.E.; Christianity

French (MFL); Parts of the body and food

French (MFL); Animals and pets

Environmental Studies; Talking Trees

Environmental Studies; Making an Entrance

P.E.; Cricket

P.E.; Hockey and Dance

Summer Term Year 5 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Food Glorious Food

Theme: We have lift off!

PHASE 1: Inspire and motivate

Invite parents in for an international breakfast.  Food will be from all around.  The children will engage in conversations of how the food is made, which foods maybe healthy and which may not.

A trip to the stars; mobile planetarium

PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Persuasion (English)

Film narrative (English)

Spreadsheets (Computing)

Graphic modelling (Computing)

Food Technology; making scones (DT)

Earth and Space (Science)


Still life artefacts (Art & Design)


Journey into space (Music)

PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Children’s’ scones made in food technology (DT) are sent home to share with the family.

Trip to the Greenwich observatory. Children will get to experience the planetarium and a space workshop.

Non-themed Subjects

English Skills

English Skills

Mathematics

Mathematics

Science; Living things and their Habitats


R.E.; Judaism

R.E.; Christianity

French (MfL); Places in town & directions

French (MfL); Planets

Environmental Studies; Making an Entrance

Environmental Studies; Climate Change. Fact or fiction?

P.E.; Swimming and Athletics

P.E.; Swimming and Tennis

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