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Year 5 Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject.  It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning.  In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

For further information please refer to the Department For Education National Curriculum.

Year 5 Long Term Curriculum Plan

The table below provides a summary of the Year 5 curriculum for the whole academic year.  Please visit our Curriculum Overviews page for a more detailed breakdown of what will be taught each term.
 

  Autumn Spring Summer
English

Recounts
Aztec Reports
Persuasive Adverts
Narrative Poetry: The Highwayman

Persuasive Letters
Poetry: Edward Lear
Descriptive writing

Japanese traditional tales
Kensuke's Kingdom
Non-fiction: balanced arguments

Maths

Number and place value
Addition and subtraction
Statistics and measure
Multiplication and division

Multiplication and division
Fractions
Decimals and percentages
Perimeter and area

Decimals and percentages
Properties of shape
Position and direction
Volume and measure

Science

Properties and changes in materials
Forces

Earth and Space

Animals including humans

Computing
 

Computer systems and networks
Sharing Information
Programming: Scratch

Creating media: vector drawings and photo editing

Data and information
Creating media
Web design


Geography
 

South America and Mexico
Food and nutrition

  Japan: Extreme Earth

History
 
Aztecs

The Victorians

Shang Dynasty
Japanese History

Art & Design
 

Different Mediums and Textures (Aztec Art)

Different Mediums and Observational Drawings Victorian Art

Manga Art
Traditional Japanese Art

Design & Technology (DT)

Food: celebrating culture and seasonality Inventors  

Physical Education
(PE)

Net and wall games
Invasion games

Gymnastics
Outdoor adventurous activities
Target games

Athletics
Striking and fielding

Languages
(German)

Hobbies

Fairy Tales

Stereotypes
Sport

Religious Education
(RE)

What makes me, me?
Christianity: Christmas

Christianity: Easter Hinduism
Physical, Social, Health & Economic Education, (PSHE) including Relationships Education Being Me in my World Celebrating Difference Dreams and goals
Healthy Me
Relationships
Changing Me

Music
 

Glockenspiel
Percussion and Rhythm

Classical Music
Exploring Musical Notation

Exploring Pop Music
Music around the world