The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum for each subject. There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.
The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planing to ensure full coverage and progression.
Please click below for our autumn term newsletter.
Year 5 Curriculum Overview
During the Autumn term, the children read and write a variety of different text types such as non-fiction, fiction and poetry texts. We will begin with a recount, writing about a trip to the jungle! We will then move on to an adventure-suspense story, followed by a report about dragons. Most of the texts are found online, including on the Penn Wood YouTube channel. Please do support your child at home by encouraging them to read a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, articles and plays. The children visit the school library regularly and are always encouraged to read daily to develop their comprehension skills and widen their vocabulary.
In Maths this Autumn, we will be focusing on the quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds and times tables. Encourage your child to regularly log into Times Table Rockstars to practise their times tables fluency and recall. Conquer Maths is also an amazing source of high-quality lessons, broken down into accessible steps that the children can use at home. During lessons, the children will continue to learn about place value and written methods of calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will develop their learning of time and units of measure so please encourage your child to tell the time regularly at home. If you would like to know more about the methods taught, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In other subjects, we are investigating electricity in Science, allowing children to make circuits and understand how electricity travels. In History, we are learning about what life was like during the Roman times. The children will be learning about the rights and responsibilities of being a member of their class and school and learning to understand how an individual’s behaviour can affect a group. In RE, the children will be studying Judaism, Christianity and Egyptian kings as gods. The children will develop their sketching and shading skills in Art and will be working on football, tag rugby and fitness skills in PE lessons.
Thank you for all the support you give your child. It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.
We look forward to an exciting year with your children!
Mrs Ahmed, Miss Nayyer, Miss Hay