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Year 5

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.

Term Curriculum Padlets


Please click the link below to access our term Curriculum Padlets.


Autumn term padlet 2023-24


Year 5 Curriculum Overview

In the Autumn term, Year 5 will be learning how to read and write a range of fiction stories. The children are learning to create suspense in their fiction writing by using techniques such as  'show not tell'.  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, plays and child-friendly newspapers.  Our class novel is The Girl Who Stole an Elephant – a brilliant book by Nizrana Farook. Please remember that 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 place value, addition and subraction, multiplication and division and fractions. Please support your child with continued quick recall of times table and number bond facts. Each week we will have a fluency quiz, our focus this term is halving odd numbers. 



In Science, we will be finding out about Materials and their properties. The children will be comparing and grouping everyday materials based on evidence from comparative and fair tests.


In History, the children will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and village life. We will also be having an Anglo-Saxon day. 

In Geography, the children will be learning about Europe and geographical features. 


The children will also be learning about keeping safe in PSHE, with a focus on peer pressure. In RE, the children will be learning about successive migration, in particular looking at how and when different religions came to settle in the UK. 


In Art this term, children will be exploring the beauty of flowers and their personal, religious, or cultural significance. We will be using watercolour to create washes for backgrounds and painting a range of flowers. We will be exploring work of the following artists; Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Monet. 


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


Mrs Ajmal  - Banyan

Miss Wooller - Baobab 

Mrs  Deol  - Olive



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