Year 5 Curriculum Overview

English 

Reading 

 Apply knowledge of morphology & etymology when reading new words

 Reading & discuss a broad range of genres & texts

 Identifying & discussing themes

 Make recommendations to others

 Learn poetry by heart

 Draw inference & make predictions

 Discuss authors’ use of language

 Retrieve & present information from non-fiction texts.

 Formal presentations & debates

Writing 

 Secure spelling, inc. homophones, prefixes, silent letters, etc.

 Use a thesaurus

 Legible, fluent handwriting

 Plan writing to suit audience & purpose

 Develop character, setting and atmosphere in narrative

 Use organisational & presentational features

 Use consistent appropriate tense

 Proof-reading

 Perform own compositions

Grammar 

 Use expanded noun phrases

 Use modal & passive verbs

 Use relative clauses

 Use commas for clauses

 Use brackets, dashes & commas for parenthesis

Speaking & Listening 

 Give well-structured explanations

 Command of Standard English

 Consider & evaluate different viewpoints

 Use appropriate register

 

Mathematics 

Number/Calculation 

 Secure place value to 1,000,000

 Use negative whole numbers in context

 Use Roman numerals to 1000 (M)

 Use standard written methods for all four operations

 Confidently add & subtract mentally

 Use vocabulary of prime, factor & multiple

 Multiply & divide by powers of ten

 Use square and cube numbers

Geometry & Measures 

 Convert between different units

 Calculate perimeter of composite shapes & area of rectangles

 Estimate volume & capacity

 Identify 3-d shapes

 Measure & identify angles

 Understand regular polygons

Reflect & translate shapes

Data 

 Interpret tables & line graphs

 Solve questions about line graphs

Fractions 

 Compare & order fractions

 Add & subtract fractions with common denominators, with mixed numbers

 Multiply fractions by units

 Write decimals as fractions

 Order & round decimal numbers

 Link percentages to fractions & decimals

 

Science

 Biology 

 Life cycles of plants & animals (inc. mammal, insect, bird, amphibian)

 Describe changes as humans develop & mature

Chemistry 

 Classify materials according to a variety of properties

 Understand mixtures & solutions

 Know about reversible changes; identify irreversible

Physics 

 Understand location and interaction of Sun, Earth & Moon

 Introduce gravity, resistance & mechanical forces

 

History

 British History (taught chronologically) 

 Anglo-Saxons & Vikings, including:

– Roman withdrawal from Britain; Scots invasion

– Invasions, settlements & kingdoms

– Viking invasions; Danegald

– Edward the Confessor

Broader History Study 

 Ancient Greece, i.e.

A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world 

 

Art & Design (UKS2)

  Use sketchbooks to collect, record, review, revisit & evaluate ideas

 Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials

 Learn about great artists, architects & designers

 

Design & Technology (UKS2)

  Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose and aimed at specific groups

 Use annotated sketches, cross-section diagrams & computer-aided design

 Analyse & evaluate existing products and improve own work

 Use mechanical & electrical systems in own products, including programming

 Cook savoury dishes for a healthy & varied diet

 

Modern Languages (UKS2)

  Listen & engage

 Engage in conversations, expressing opinions

 Speak in simple language & be understood

 Develop appropriate pronunciation

 Present ideas & information orally

 Show understanding in simple reading

 Adapt known language to create new ideas

 Describe people, places & things

 Understand basic grammar, e.g. gender

 

Physical Education (UKS2)

  Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination

 Play competitive games, applying basic principles

 Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics

 Take part in Outdoor & Adventurous activities

 Compare performances to achieve personal bests

 Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

 

Computing (UKS2)

 

 Design & write programs to solve problems

 Use sequences, repetition, inputs, variables and outputs in programs

 Detect & correct errors in programs

 Understand uses of networks for collaboration & communication

 Be discerning in evaluating digital content

 

Geography (UKS2)

  Name & locate counties, cities, regions & features of UK

 Understand latitude, longitude, Equator, hemispheres, tropics, polar circles & time zones

 Study a region of Europe, and of the Americas

 Understand biomes, vegetation belts, land use, economic activity, distribution of resources, etc.

 Use 4- and 6-figure grid references on OS maps

 Use fieldwork to record & explain areas

 

Music (UKS2)

  Perform with control & expression solo & in ensembles

 Improvise & compose using dimensions of music

 Listen to detail and recall aurally

 Use & understand basics of staff notation

 Develop an understanding of the history of music, including great musicians & composers

 

Religious Education

 Continue to follow locally- agreed syllabus for RE