Year 5: Spring Term

Year 5: Spring Term

Year 5: Spring Term

General Statement / We hope that your child will be happy in year 5 and enjoy the range of activities throughout the year. If you wish to speak to a member of staff, we will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Please note that the following information is subject to change and not set in stone.
English / Spring Term – First Half
  • Key text - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Classic poetry for performance
  • Mystery and suspense
  • Recounts - newspaper reports

Spring Term – Second Half
  • Key text - Varjak Paw
  • Adventure stories
  • Non chronological reports/ persuasion

/ Spring Term – First Half
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.

Spring Term – Second Half
  • Recognise and use thousandths.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure
  • Recognise and understand per cent and write percentages as a fraction and as a decimal.
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents

/ Autumn Term – First Half
  • Properties and their materials

Autumn Term – Second Half
  • Forces

/ Autumn Term – First Half
  • Sound

Autumn Term – Second Half
  • Digital Research

French /
  • Likes and dislikes with intensifiers
  • Recap pets – intensifiers with adjectives
  • Places around town

Music / Classroom Jazz 1
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Crotchet rests, crotchets, read, write and play notes C, D, E, F, A, B on a tuned instrument, semibreve, semibreve rest
  • Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music

  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor Education- orienteering
  • Fitness

Religious Education /
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

/ Spring Term – First Half
  • Looking at why settlers throughout history have chosen to settle near rivers.

Spring Term – Second Half
  • To research the Ancient civilisation of the Mayans (Ad 900).
  • To evaluate historical opinions as to why the Mayans ‘disappeared.’

Geography / Spring Term – First Half
  • Map Skills – Locating Rivers in the UK and worldwide naming the counties, countries and continents where they can be found.
  • Physical geography: Looking at the physical features of rivers, and the role of the Water Cycle.
  • Human geography: Study of people and place – why do people live near rivers.
  • Fieldwork in the local environment– observations, measurements and recording data using a variety of methods and digital technologies.

Spring Term – Second Half
  • Map Skills – Locating cities and countries of the world.
  • Map Skills - Identify lines of latitude and longitude.
  • Compare the UK and Mexico.

Design and Technology
/ Spring Term – First Half
  • Design and build a bridge – selecting, joining and combining materials to make a strong bridge.

Spring Term – Second Half
  • Prepare and cook Mexican food.

/ Spring Term – First Half
  • Take One Picture’ Artist study on the work of Monet (Impressionism), and his piece ‘Water lilies’.

Spring Term – Second Half
  • Design and make a Mayan inspired mask.

SMSC/British Values / Spring Term – First Half
  • SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural
  • British Values- Tolerance, Mutual respect

Spring Term – Second Half
  • SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural
  • British Values- Democracy
  • To learn about the systems and forms of government in Mexico.

Homework / Home learning projects are on-going and presented to the class half termly. Each half term should produce approximately 6 activities which are recorded in home learning books.
Spellings are set on Tuesdays and tested the following Tuesday.
Power projects are set half termly and presented to the class
Visits / Cadbury’s World