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Year 5 - Kestrels

Kestrels Year 5

 

In Year 5 the children learn about a range of subjects throughout the year that are divided into cross curricular topics. The yearly overview can be downloaded below; alternatively the information in the overview can be viewed on this page.

Time allocation

Autumn Term

Topic title

What a Wonderful World!

Bread Glorious Bread!

Out of this World!

Enquiry based hook/challenge

What’s happening in the world around us?

Marking out the solar system  on the field

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Meeting an explorer

 

Bread making

Greenwich Observatory

 

Celebration and achievements

Creating a class ‘big’ book to share in the school library / entrance hall

Space Quiz in teams – competition

 

Share, taste and evaluate bread. Bread display.

Class texts/videos

Shackleton’s Journey

Lighthouse animation

Around the world in 80 days

Cosmic by Frank Cottrall Boyce

Writing

Reporting on natural disasters.

Diary entry

Presenting information about a famous explorer.

 Writing a story linked to a journey

Writing a science fiction story

Information Text about the Solar System

Non-chronological report about space pioneers

Poetry

Maths

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Measures – money

Multiplication and division – prime and square numbers

Fractions to solve problems

Multiplication and division

Shape, position and direction

Measures – time

Statistics to solve problems

Scientific enquiry

 

Understand the Earth and Moon’s orbits of the Sun.

Explain why the Sun looks like it travels across the sky.

Recognise and explain what causes day and night

Computing

Sharing information on Kidblog and Powerpoint

Understanding the World Wide Web

Geographical enquiry

Locating the world’s continents (some countries within) and oceans. Investigating time and climate zones. Extreme weather and natural disasters.

Investigating breads from around the word.

 

History

Learning about famous expeditions and presenting information about a famous navigator.

 

Art & Design

Great Wave – using water colour

Tornado sketching focusing on line and shading

 

Design Technology

Bread making

Who will win the Great Year 5 Bread Bake-Off?

Music

Violins

Choral Project

French

 

Doyou have a pet?

 

Les Planetes

 

Les Jeux Olympiques

PE

Dance

Games

Gym

Traditional dance

Gym

Dance

 

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw- Being me and my world

Jigsaw – Celebrating Difference

Jigsaw – Dreams and goals

RE

Sikhism- Belief into action

Christianity

Christmas

Sikhism

Beliefs and moral values

Time allocation

Spring Term

Topic title

Ancient Greek Story Tellers

Amazing Amazon

Circle of life!

 

Enquiry based hook/challenge

Create a story from the images on an ancient Greek pot

Watching a David Attenborough clip, looking at aerial views, animal noises.

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

Watch an online Greek story teller and make an ancient Greek pot

Rainforest workshop – live creatures.

Celebration and achievements

Pottery show – children tell the stories of their pots to Year 6

Inviting parents in after school to look at children’s work. Display.

Class texts/videos

Greek Myths and Legends

Explorer by Catherine Rundle

Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbison

David Attenborough

Writing

Narrative writing around Greek pots.

Writing a myth

Playscript linked to Greek myths

 

Narrative writing about the journey

Letter writing linked to conservation.

Diary entry – a day in the life of David Attenborough Non-fiction writing

Maths

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction to solve problems

Measures – area to solve

Measures – length, mass and capacity

Fractions

Area linked to deforestation

Multiplication to solve problems

Shape, position and direction

Position and direction

Division

Scientific enquiry

 

Living things and their habitats

Life cycles of organisms

Reproduction in plants and animals

Recognise the stages of growth in humans

Animals and plants in the rainforest

Computing

Creating and debugging flow charts

Developing more complex algorithms in Logo

Geographical enquiry

 

Key features of rainforests and land use. Issues in the rainforest and deforestation. Communities in the rainforest. Climate and fair trade.

History

Investigate what daily life was like in Ancient Greece for different people in society.

 

Art & Design

Observing patterns and sketching mythical beasts.

Animal Patterns

Clay rainforest animals

Design Technology

Greek pottery – clay pots. Carving into them and painting.

 

Music

Violins

Choral Project

French

 

What is the date?

 

The weather

PE

Gym

Games

Athletics

Games

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw – Healthy Me

Jigsaw - Relationships

RE

Christianity - Easter

Sikhism

Prayer and worship

Time allocation

Summer Term

Topic title

Material World

 

Victorians with a Twist!

Let’s Get Moving!

Enquiry based hook/challenge

How to survive in the Amazon?

What was life like for a Victorian child in Dartford?

Creating a prototype for a land yacht 

Enrichment

Trips, visitors and outdoor learning

 

Victorian day at Hall Place

Racing land yachts on the playground

Present to a Dragons Den

Celebration and achievements

Presenting their findings science to another year group

Class sharing assembly KS2

Racing land yachts

Class texts/videos

Alchemists letter – online clip

 

 

Oliver Twist

Street Child

Farther by Grahame Baker Smith

Videos – bloodhound, space rocket

Writing

Explanatory text –surviving in the Amazon

Drama – experience being stranded in the Amazon

Diary entries, poetry. Narrative story about a Victorian child.

Instructions for creating a land yacht

Persuasive writing – Posters / letters

Narrative about a story of perseverance

Maths

Weights and measures linked to cooking. Making 3D boxes for bread samples.

Number and place value

Fractions addition and subtraction

Multiplying fractions

Percentages

Addition and subtraction

Victorian houses – area and perimeter

Calculating speed and data handling

Multiplication and division

Measures – time

Measures to solve problems

Shape, position and direction

Scientific enquiry

Properties and changes of materials. Solids, liquids, gases separating and dissolving. Reversible/irreversible changes

 

Understand the effect of air, water and friction on a moving object.

Investigate how some devices turn a small force into a larger one. (levers and pulleys)

Computing

Using data loggers to collect information and present it in Excel

Programming a Pro Bot, Scratch to complete a maze

Geographical enquiry

 

Local census; the mark the Victorians have left on Dartford, investigating old maps of Dartford

 

History

 

What was life like for a working child in the Victorian Dartford?

 

Art & Design

Abstract space pictures linked to Peter Thorpe

 

William Morris

 

Design Technology

 

 

Design and make a land yacht

Music

Violins

Choral Project

French

 

The weather

 

Clothes

PE

Athletics

Games

Athletics

Games

SMSC

PSHE

Jigsaw - Relationships

Jigsaw - Changes

RE

Sikhism

Prayer and worship

Christianity

Beliefs and practices

The topic areas are arranged to enable children to build on their prior learning in Key Stage 2. The topics are carefully sequenced to ensure pupils continue to develop their knowledge and skills in a progressive, engaging way. 

To find out more information about your child's termly topics please refer to the topic webs below:

If you wish to find out more about our approach to teaching individual subjects please visit our curriculum by subject pages which will provide you with information about where your child's learning in Year 5 fits into our whole school curriculum at The Gateway. 

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