Take a look at our Year 5 curriculum:

Mathematics

Number and place value

  • Numbers to 1 000 000
  • Roman numerals

Calculations

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Word problems

Statistics

  • Graphs

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • 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.
  7. Your eyes.

Unit 5 – Shadows

  1. How are shadows formed?
  2. Shadow puppets.
  3. Materials and light.
  4. Changing shadows.
  5. Sun and shadows.
  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

  • Follow simple directions
  • 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
  • Trade and transport
  • 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

Location knowledge and geographical skills

  • 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