Year 5 Curriculum


Guided Reading: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Learn and prepare poems and plays to read aloud
- Explore the meaning of words in context
- Ask questions to improve understanding
- Draw inferences and justify with evidence
- Predict what might happen
- Summarise the main ideas, identifying key details
- Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

EnglishGrammar, spelling and punctuation: 

- Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
- Use semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses
- Use colons to introduce a list
- Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
- Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling and meaning of words in a dictionary
- Use a thesaurus



Using a range of different features effectively in different types of writing, including:

• Plays linked to Shakespeare

• Non-chronological report on the ancient Greeks

• Myths and Legends linked to the ancient Greeks

• Stories linked to Space

• Writing in the style of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse


To solve problems and use reasoning skills fluently across the following areas:

Fractions, decimals and percentages:

- Compare & order fractions

- Add & subtract fractions with common denominators, with mixed numbers

- Multiply fractions by units

- Write decimals as fractions

- Order & round decimal numbers

- Find fractions and percentages of amounts.

- To know equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Link percentages to fractions & decimals


- Interpret tables & line graphs

- Solve questions about line graphs

Multiplication and Division:

- Confidently multiply & divide mentally

- Use vocabulary of prime, factor & multiple

- Multiply & divide by powers of ten

- Use square and cube numbers


Working scientifically by: 

- Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests linked to air resistance.

- Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations linked to forces.

- Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments linked to Gravity and the different planets.

Forces and Space:

-Understand location and movement of the Earth & other planets,

-Be able to explain day and night and the different phases of the moon.

-Understand gravity, resistance & mechanical forces.

Learn about a famous scientist (Sir Isaac Newton)


- God’s Covenant (The Commandments)

- Reconciliation how our actions affect other people

- Judaism (Passover) and similarities to the Catholic faith

- The Easter Story

PETo develop and refine skills in Basketball and Gymnastics.
Basketball: A key focus on developing travelling and shooting skills.
Gymnastics: A key focus on balance and shape.


- To learn about the history of space travel, including the moon landing and famous astronauts

- Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

- How we can find out about the past from artefacts and the difference between primary secondary resources


To understand how we use different natural resources.

-The distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

- Use four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.


- Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,

- Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online

Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

- Use powerpoint to produce a report linked to the ancient Greeks

- Coding a game effectively to respond to different algorithms 

Design and TechnologyTo understand and use mechanical systems in their products linked to work on forces and pullers and levers (Catapults)
To design and make a healthy Greek salad.

- Using pastels to recreate the Starry Night scene by Vincent Van Gogh

- To learn about a famous artist (Van Gogh) and why he considered one of the best artists.

- Design and produce a Greek pot/plate.

MusicTo further develop ukulele skills with a focus on rhythm
To listen, evaluate and understand Holst – The Planets, this will link in with science topic on space.

Latin - To develop knowledge e of how verbs and adverbs are used with Latin.
- To develop knowledge of Vocabulary used linked to ‘The military machine’ (A Soldier’s life)