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 planning to ensure full coverage and progression.
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Year 5 Curriculum Overview
In Year 5 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction and fiction. This includes learning about settings and characterisation through a wide range of extracts. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays. Our first class novel will be The Last Wild – a brilliant book by Piers Torday! The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and there is also a wealth of resources on the internet.
In maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, especially number bonds (up to 1000) and times tables (up to 12 x 12). The children will continue to learn about place value, comparing numbers and written methods for addition and subtraction. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
In science, we will be investigating materials and their properties. We will be comparing and grouping materials based on evidence from fair tests. In geography, we are learning about different countries and continents across the world and using an atlas to locate these. In our first history unit we will be studying the Anglo Saxons. PSHE will focus on keeping safe and we will look at issues around peer pressure. In RE, the children will be studying a multi-faith unit, which includes Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. We will be exploring the big question of ‘When and why did different religions come to the UK?’
Many thanks for all the support that 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.
The Year 5 Team