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“Excelling Through Enjoyment”

Year 5

Year 5 Autumn Term Curriculum Map

 

The following table gives a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn Term.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

EARTH and SPACE

SURVIVAL

Visits

 

 

English

Non Chronological report

Newspaper report

Poetry – performance

Biography of a scientist.

Description of characters

Additional chapter

Discussion text  – travelling pros and cons

Diary Entry – Michael – 1st person

Maths

Number – Place Value, addition and subtraction.

Statistics

Number – Multiplication and division

Measurement – Perimeter and area

Consolidation

Science

Earth and Space

  • Planets, moon
  • History of space. – big bang theory.
  • Aristotle/Copernicus/Galileo
  • Factual information about our solar system.
  • Day/Night – time 24 hour
  • Shadows – comparative testing.

Rockets

Properties and Changes in Material.

  • Compare properties of a range of materials
  • Dissolving to make solutions
  • Separating
  • Reversible and irreversible changes

Chemical reactions

History

History of space understanding and exploration.

Moon Landing

Famous scientists – Copernicus etc.

Big Bang Theory

 

Geography

Length of day/night in different locations and reasons for this.

  • Planetary

Location of where the boat travels – map work – compass points.

  • Location of Palm Oil – effect on physical and human geography.

Art

Space themed painting based on the work of Peter Thorpe.

Hokusai Discuss sources of inspiration in Hokusai’s Japanese landscapes: Mount Fuji, seascapes & tsunami, waterfalls

Using the colour mixing techniques

Japanese Writing & ink drawing.

DT

Design and make a space badge.

 

Music

Holst – The Planets – explore the theme of each movement – use this as inspiration for their own composition.

Christmas songs for performance

Treasure Island songs 

(If gov allows singing in classes)

PE

PPA – Outdoor/Adventurous

Rounders

PPA – basketball

Design a game

Computing

Purple Mash – 5.4 - Data bases – Alien identification.

Data from science rocket experiments

Purple Mash – 5.6 – 3D Modelling – design a shelter and a vehicle to escape in.

MFL

 Holidays

Eating Out

RE

Buddhism – Buddha’s early life.

His quest to find an answer to suffering.

The Middle Way.

Enlightenment.

Nirvana.

Buddhism – Living as a Buddhist.

The Noble Eightfold Path

The Buddha image and Buddhist shrines

Buddhist devotional practices, including meditation

 

PSHE

Growth Mind-set

Self Esteem

Staying Positive

Family Changes

Loss

Remembrance

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