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Year 5

Year 5 Autumn and Spring Term Curriculum Maps

 

The following tables give a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn and Spring Terms.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

EARTH and SPACE

SURVIVAL

Visits

Essex astronomers evening

 

Skills Builder

Listening

Presenting

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

Living Things and Their Habitats

  • Link to the range of wildlife seen or that could be seen on the journey.
  • Life cycles.
  • Animal classification.
  • Habitat destruction linked to orangutans but then explore elsewhere in the world.
  • Raising questions about their local environment.
  • Waxworm metamorphosis – different life stages.

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 rocket to fulfil a given task e.g.travel the furthest or highest.

Comparative testing – constructive play and experimentation

Leading to fair testing – what do they actually want to achieve?

 

Music

O’Generator – space themed music – sci-fi experimentation

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

Christmas songs for performance

Treasure Island songs 

PE

Holst - planets

PPA – Football/Rugby

Top cards

PPA – basketball

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

Christianity THE BIBLE           

a) The content of the Bible, including the fact that the Old Testament corresponds to the Jewish Tenakh

b) The importance of the Bible for Christians and how it is interpreted

c) The creation story in Genesis 1 Creation story

Islam

THE FIVE PILLARS OF FAITH

a) First pillar: shahadah (declaration of faith)

b) Second pillar: salah (worship of Allah)

c) Third pillar: zakah (‘poor due’)

d) Fourth pillar: sawm (fasting during Ramadan)

e) Fifth pillar: hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah)

Christianity – Christmas story

PSHE

Law and Order, UN Rights, Online Relationships, Drug and Alcohol Awareness.

Death and Grief, Managing Conflict.

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Theme

Africa

Saxons/Vikings - Settlers

Visits

 

Viking Day – History off the page

Skills Builder

Problem Solving/Creativity

Teamwork

English

Narrative paired write – The Flood

Story Mapping – ordering and sequencing events

Hot seating

1st person narrative – with dialogue

Rosa Parks – Personal letter

 

Saga – poetry

Description of Grendel

Grendel’s point of view

Instruction writing

Review of the Viking Day

 

Maths

Number – Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Capacity

Length

Decimals and percentages

Fractions

Science

Properties and changes of materials

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets

 

  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution

 

  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating

 

  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes

 

Forces

 

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

 

  • recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

 

  • find out how scientists, for example, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton helped to develop the theory of gravitation.

 

History

Apartheid – during and resolution

BBC True Stories video on Rosa Parks

Nelson Mandela Comprehension

Life of Anglo Saxons and Vikings.

Battle of Maldon

Geography

Locating on an Atlas – Africa - Annotating maps as a class.

Mapping skills – looking rivers/mountains/deserts/population in Africa

David Attenborough - Africa

Water use – links to water aid

Comparing Localities

Settling

Art

African masks – papier mache – assorted decoration.

African Silhouette Savannah.

Viking patterns and knots

Printing - string

DT

 

Designing a village

Music

Djembe – Charanga unit

Cumbrian Music Service

BBC Viking Sagas - PPA

PE

Top cards

PPA: Hockey

Viking Dance

PPA Tennis

Computing

Purple Mash Unit 5.1 Coding

 

Creating own game Unit 5.5

MFL

Unit L: Hobbies

Unit M: School Trip

RE

The Bible

The content of the Bible, including the fact that the Old Testament corresponds to the Jewish Tenakh.

The importance of The Bible for Christians and how it is interpreted.

Creation Story and Genesis 1.

Christianity

Events recalled during Holy week: pg74 of Explore – Essex agreed syllabus March 2015 for more detail

 

PSHE

Physical, emotional, mental – Whats’s puberty?

Healthy lifestyles

Tobacco

Substance abuse

Confidentiality

Listening

Responding

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