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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

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.

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