Welcome to Year 5 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 5 Curriculum Map

Essential Reads
Year 5&6 Word List
Mental Arithmetic

Year 5 Spellings Homework




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.

Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.


Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.

Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Wednesday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.


Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.


Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
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Year 5 Curriculum Map

Summer 2 Topic - The Circle of Life

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on absorbing key terminology useful to our learning in different subject areas. We will be reasoning when we hold discussions and capitalising when we apply our learning to different contexts, including real life problems.

Be an Absorption Alligator

Be an Absorption Alligator

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Capitalising Cat

Be a Capitalising Cat
This term we will be studying different film narratives and looking at the particular features which make them engaging to the audience, e.g. the use of camera angle, sound, characters etc. We will also be adapting film into a story narrative; using a variety of literary techniques in order to develop characters implicitly.

In addition, we will be reading and analysing a variety of short fantasy stories. These stories will be used to help us develop an established and confident voice in our own writing. To conclude, we will be looking at ‘slam poetry’.

We will be consolidating our knowledge of decimals by multiplying and dividing them by powers of ten. Additionally, we will be looking at Geometry and properties of shapes.

We will also be extending our knowledge of coordinates and plotting points in all quadrants. Finally, we will be looking at units of measurement and conversions.

What do you know about plants and flowers?

This term, we will learn about flowering and non-flowering plants and their different parts. We will also be looking at the cells which carry genetic chromosomes in humans. The children will also be examining the life cycle of humans and different animals and their features.

What is a cryptographer?

The children will be challenging themselves with solving codes ranging from Morse code to the semaphore signalling system

How were rivers used in the past? Why were they so vital to where people chose to settle? Year 5 will study past, present and future uses of the river with a particular focus on the River Thames.
We will be listening to a variety of classical compositions and matching these to landscapes. This will link to our topic work on rivers. We will focus on how timbre and dynamics can produce different effects on the listener.
Art & Design Technology
We will be using paint, pastel, charcoal and develop techniques of blending and layering to indicate movement.
Religious Education
This term, we will continue to focus on the beliefs and values of the Christian religion. In addition to studying beliefs, we will look at the concepts of justice and forgiveness.
We will examine how the river on its journey to the sea, deposits objects and causes erosion. In addition, we will learn about how rivers are formed and the features that they have at particular points of their journey.

We will use a range of maps to locate rivers around the world.

Physical Education
This term the children will be learning different athletics skills. Some groups will also be participating in gymnastics and learning how to sequence a variety of movements individually and in groups.
On y va! Let’s go to the beach! This term our focus will be on holidays. We will be extending our knowledge of French verbs to help us explain what we do when we go away.
In assemblies this term KS2 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day.
The children will explore the emotional and physical changes occurring in puberty and the importance of physical hygiene. Furthermore, the children will develop their under- standing of male and female puberty changes.
We will visit a local river to complete our topic on rivers. Are you ready for Sports Day? Our Sports Day is looming, good luck to everyone in the races!
Global Citizenship
As part of our global citizenship, we will be looking at fairness and how the British Empire was built on importing and exporting goods, via the River Thames, which has lead today to the movement of fair trade products.

Mr Gohil

Miss Atac

Mr Pagaduan

Mr Shergill