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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 5 Curriculum


Please click here to read a copy of Year 5, Summer Term 1curriculum in more detail.


NB: The following information is subject to change.

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English

Writing
The Piano – writing a recount from the grandson’s perspective
  (History link)

Diary entry from the old man’s perspective

 Grammar
Devices to build cohesion within paragraphs eg the, after, firstly

Spelling
Endings spelt-cious, -tious, -cial, -tial, -ant

Writing
A formal letter and diary entry based on the class reader  The Boy at the Back of the Class 

Letter to visiting author 

Quality Text
Moonseeds – descriptive writing 

Grammar
Using a range of cohesive devices including linking paragraphs using adverbials of time, place and number

Selecting the correct tense.

Spelling
Explore a range of suffixes eg – anc,
-ent, - ence, -able,
-ably,

 Argument:
Visiting the Amazon
Description: Journey to the River - Market Place

Grammar
Use modal verbs to indicate a degree of possibility

Use of adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility eg perhaps, surely

Spelling
Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words endings eg infer

Use of the hyphen with prefixes co and re

Writing
Based on Journey to the River Sea class reader Information text based on a chosen rainforest animal.

Narrative
Adventure in the Amazon

Grammar
relative clauses

Revise the use of inverted commas and punctuation related to direct speech

Spelling
The ei, ie rule and exceptions to the rule

Words containing the letter string
–ough

Classic Narrative Poems:
The Lady of Shallot (A. Lord Tennyson) 

Grammar
Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

 Spelling
Words with silent letters ie, k,w,b,t,h,s

Writing
Quality Text: The Sand Fairy  

Quality text: The Hell Hound – description of a scene 

Grammar
Use of commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity

 

Spelling
Homophones and near homophones.

Transition: 
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

Class Reader Letters from the Lighthouse
(Emma Carroll)
The Boy at the Back of the Class
(Onjali Q. Raúf)

Journey to the River Sea  
(Eva Ibbotson)
Cogheart
(Peter Bunzl)
5 Children and It
(Edith Nesbit)
Cross Curricular Writing 

Biography
Noor Inayat Khan links to Black History and History topic

 Letter
As an evacuee cross curricular links to history

 

War poetry
writing own poem in the style of Flanders Fields
(Cross curricular link to history)

Instructional Text
How to make carrot cookies (cross curricular link to science and history)

 

 

Writing
Information leaflets – World of Work

 Diary

From a chick’s point of view - cross curricular links with science topic.
Maths

Place value: exploring numbers up to
1 000 000, including partitioning, Roman numerals and negative numbers.

 Calculation: Investigating adding and subtraction.

Measure: converting, estimating and problem-solving using mass, capacity, time and length.

Times Tables
The National Curriculum expectation is that by the end of Year 4, children are able to recall all 12 tables up to 12x12.

To secure this, we recommended that the first term of Year 5 be used to consolidate by continuing your practice.

Calculation: Investigating dividing and multiplying.

Geometry:
Angles and drawing simple 2D/3D shapes.

 Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Fractions: Converting fractions (mixed), finding equivalent fractions with different denominators and investigate, percentages and decimals.

 Calculation: Investigating adding and subtraction including problem solving.

 Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Place value: exploring numbers up to
1 000 000, including partitioning, Roman numerals and negative numbers.

 Statistics: 
Reading line graphs and interpreting data.

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency

Calculation: Investigating dividing and multiplying including problem solving.

 Fractions: Creating improper and mixed fractions and adding and subtracting fractions.

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Position and Direction

 

Geometry:
Finding the missing lengths and problem solving.

 Problem solving and maths puzzles. 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of all times tables up to 12x12 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Maths Across the Curriculum

Rationing:
Problem solving WW2 rations


Area:
Problem solving activity based on calculating the area and perimeter of an air raid shelter

 

Science Link
 Graphs.
Science Link
Analysing data from bar and line graphs -temperature over time
History Link
The Mayan Number System
Maths Through Story

The Measures of a Giant
(Ann Mc Callum)

Chickens on the Move
(Pam Pollard)

Samantha’s 3D Shapes. Poetry Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes
(Stuart J Murphy)
Fractions in Disguise
(Edward Einhorn)
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All
(Marilyn Burns)
Science  Forces  Earth and Space  Properties of Materials  Living Things and their Habitats Animals, including humans
Art & Design

Shoe Sketches

In Flanders Fields: Paul Nash

Black History Month
(The Arts)

Biscuits
(DT)

Funky Furnishings
(DT)
Talking Textiles
(English and DT link)
Mayan Masks
(History Links)
Computing

We are Bloggers (Linked to various curriculum areas)

 
 

 

Online Safety
SMART rules. Staying Safe online- Digital Citizenship

 

We are radio presenters (Linked to WWII History Topic)


 


Online Safety
Strong Passwords

Coding: Purple Mash (Linked to Literacy: Journey to the River Sea/Geography: Rainforest)

 

Online Safety
Online Searches- How to cite a site

 

Coding: Purple Mash (Linked to Literacy: Journey to the River Sea/Geography: Rainforest)

 

Online Safety
Positive behaviour online- Cyber Café You’ve Won a Prize

 

We are naturalists: Knowledge and skills PPT

 

 

Online Safety
Talking Safely Online Chapter 3 Kara and the SMART Crew- The Lonely Princess

We are naturalists:
To demonstrate the lifecycle of a chick (Link to science) PPT

 
Online Safety
Cyberbullying and its effects - What is Cyberbullying?

Design & Technology  Paul Nash
(Art)
Biscuits  Funky Furnishings

 Combining Materials:
Rainforest Circle Books

Talking Textiles
(Art)

Mayan Masks
(Art)
Geography

The United Kingdom

  Exploring Brazil

Investigating Rivers

 
History

British History Theme:
What was life like during World War 2?
 

    Mayan Civilisation  
French

Classroom instructions

 Greetings, asking and answering simple questions

Recap on phonemes from Y3 and Y4.  Introduce new phones for Y5 

To know places in a town, to name buildings on the high street.   

To give directions –  identify position of adjective in a sentence, manipulate language by changing element in a sentence

Use of French dictionary

Asking where places in a town are

Times of the day , 

Le petit chaperon rouge – French fairy tale – y3/4 links
To learn and join in with a French carol 

Revise numbers 1-50

Comparative statements.

Simple future tense 

Similarities and differences between English/French schools
(cultural understanding)

Classroom objects

To revise food items 

To express likes/dislikes

To use a French dictionary

Role play – breakfast scene

To understand food cultural differences. 

To design a balanced meal with foods labelled in French
(Science/PSHCE link)

Occupations (link to World of Work)

To write short sentences describing the weather

To give the date and 9 weather conditions in French

The weather 

To say where you live and the climate, using points of the compass

Responding to longer texts

Similarities and differences between UK/France
Music  Viola
*Spiritual, Social, Cultural
PE

Invasion Games

Dance

Net/ Wall Games

Dance

OAA

Dance

Athletics

Dance

Striking and Fielding

Dance

RE Justice and Poverty:
Can religions help build a fair world and make poverty history?

What helps Hindu people as they try to be good?



How is faith expressed in Hindu communities and traditions?

Values: what matters most to Humanists and Christians?

How is faith expressed in Islam?

SEAL/PSHCE

Living in the Wider World
New Beginnings (SEAL)

School Values/ British Values

Democracy – School Council

Golden Rules - Class Charter

Helping hands

FBV Day

First Aid Day

 

Online Safety
SMART rules. Staying Safe online- Digital Citizenship

Relationships
Kindness/ friendship

Anti-Bullying

Diversity – Interfaith Week

Getting On & Falling Out (SEAL)

FBV Day

Online Safety
Strong Passwords

Health and Wellbeing/ Relationships
Going for Goals (SEAL) – How to Train a Dragon

FBV Day


Online Safety
Online Searches: How to cite a site

Health and Wellbeing/ Relationships
Healthy Lifestyle – Link with Science Curriculum

FBV Day

Online Safety
Positive behaviour online- Cyber Café You’ve Won a Prize

Living in the Wider World
Enterprise

World of Work

FBV Day


Online Safety
Talking Safely Online Chapter 3 Kara and the SMART Crew- The Lonely Princess

Relationships
Christopher Winter Resource for Y5 Lessons 1, 2 and 3

FBV Day


Online Safety
Cyberbullying and its effects - What is Cyberbullying?

Fundamental British Values

Democracy
To recognise what democracy is and the basic institutions that support it

Tolerance
To appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom

Mutual Respect
To understand that actions affect myself and others

Individual Liberty
To talk and write about my opinions, and explain my views, on issues that affect myself and society

Rule of Law
To understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced

Inspire & Enhance

Wardown Museum Visit

Macmillan Cake Sale

First Aid Day

French Day

Walk to School Week

Harvest Celebrations

Black History Month

African Mask Workshop

Poetry Recital (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge

Lucas Jett -Circus Performer
(English Link)

Spelling Bee (House Activity)

Reading Challenge

Visiting Author

Visit from Library

Local Walk (Geography)

Anti- Bullying Workshop

Interfaith Week

FBV Day- Tolerance

Mathletics Challenge

Bling your Bike (Road Safety)

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Parties

Paul Nash Virtual Gallery

Punctuation Roadshow

FBV- Mutual Respect

Maths (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge

Planetarium Workshop

Internet Safety Day



Science Week

World Book Day

House Activity

Recycling Afternoon

Holi Festival

Big Pedal/ Bike it Breakfast

FBV- Individual Liberty

Fitness Challenge

Mandir Trip

FBV- Rule of Law

Butterflies

Sports Week

(House Activity)

Dan the Skipping Man

Grafham Water Residential

Fitness Challenge

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

 

Chicks

Cycle Training

House Activity

Transition Week

Mini Olympics with Year 2 and 3

Fitness Challenge