Take a look at our Year 5 curriculum:

Mathematics

Number and place value

• Numbers to 1 000 000
• Roman numerals

Calculations

• Multiplication and division
• Word problems

• Graphs

• Fractions
• Decimals
• Percentages

Geometry

• Properties of shapes: geometry
• Position and direction: position and movement

Measurement

• Measurements
• Area and perimeter
• Volume

English

1. Significant author: Michael Morpugo
2. Instructions: How to have fun
3. Poetic style: Poet with a passion
4. Traditional stories, myths and legends: Monsters and myths
5. Recounts and new reports: Daring adventures
6. Classic and narrative poetry: Tales in a verse
7. Plays and scripts: Acting up
8. Persuasive writing: The art of persuasion
9. Film narrative: Moving pictures
10. Stories from other cultures: Caribbean tale
11. Older literature: Classic stories
12. Choral and performance poetry: Speaking aloud

Science

Unit 1 – Life Cycle of Flowering Plants

1. Habitats and Microhabitats.
2. Parts of a Plant.
3. Reproduction in Plants.
4. Parts of a flower.
5. Pollination – Fertilisation – Seed dispersal – Germination.
6. Life cycle diagrams.

Unit 2 – Characteristics of Plants

1. Growth.
2. Germination of seeds.
3. Factors affecting germination.
4. Stem, roots and leaves.
5. Factors affecting growth.

Unit 3 – States of Matter

1. Solids, liquids, gases.
2. Change of State.
3. Evaporation and condensation.
4. Water Vapour.
5. Solutions – Dissolving and separation.
6. Factors affecting solution.
7. Water Cycle.

Unit 4 – The way we see things

1. Light sources.
2. Uses of light.
3. Intensity of light.
4. Light travels.
5. Reflection
6. Mirrors.

3. Materials and light.
6. Sundials.

Unit 6 – Earth and Beyond

1. Earth’s movement – on its axis.
2. Earth’s movement – around the sun.
3. Our solar system.
4. The sun.
5. The moon and its phases.
6. Planets.
7. Constellations.
8. Galaxies.

French

Alphabet

• Say and sing the French Alphabet
• Spell a word
• Spell out a name in French

Places in the locality

• Use letters and numbers to give coordinates
• Use multiples of 10 up to 60
• Recognise and say some places in the locality

Journey to school

• Read and understand a short description of a journey
• Build sentences and phrases of making a journey to school

Directions

• Understand and give simple directions

History

Unit 1: The Indus

• Indus Valley civilisation
• What do artefacts tell us of life in Mohenjo-Daro?
• Everyday life
• Religion
• Seals and script
• Jewellery
• Decline of the Indus
• What can we learn from the Indus?

Unit 2: The Tudors

• Henry VII – the War of the Roses
• Henry VIII – 6 wives and the split from the Catholic Church
• Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and Mary I
• Elizabeth I
• Battles and adventures at sea
• The Tudor explorers:
• Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada
• Sir Walter Raleigh
• Mary, Queen of Scots
• Everyday life
• The Court
• Food
• Health

Unit 3: The Aztecs

• The Empire of the Aztecs
• Aztec people
• Island city
• Aztec technology
• Aztec houses
• Religion and sacrifice
• Food and farming
• Clothes and craft
• Writing and counting
• The encounter
• Cortes
• The fall of Tenochtitlan
• The end of the Aztecs

Geography

• Maps
• Atlases
• Globes
• Computers

Biomes and vegetation belts

• Savannah
• Alpine
• Rainforest
• Desert
• Marine
• Temperate deciduous forest

Human and physical geography

• British Isles
• India
• Mexico

Art

Japanese art

• Kensuke’s Kingdom
• Katushuika Hokusai’s – “The great wave off Kanagwa”
• Drawing
• Painting
• Proportion