Autumn Term Curriculum

Year 5 Curriculum Information:

English:

This term in English we will be exploring a range of texts (Fiction & Non-Fiction). In our English lesson we will be focusing on the text ‘Cosmic’ which relates to our Space Science theme. Through this text, we will apply our writing skills to a range of genres such as letter writing, playscripts, writing in role, Newspaper report, information leaflets, arguments and poetry.

The children will also explore other texts in their Guided Reading lessons where small, focused target work can be achieved.

Maths:

In Maths we will be following the Inspire Maths programme. Areas for this term are as follows:

  • Numbers to 10 million, this includes understanding the value of each digit; comparing numbers within 10 million and rounding to the nearest thousand and estimating. We will also be learning to multiply and divide by tens, hundreds and thousands and applying our knowledge to solve word problems.
  • Fractions, like and unlike fractions; adding and subtracting unlike fractions; fractions and division; converting fractions and decimals, subtracting mixed numbers and applying knowledge to solve word problems.
  • Finding the area of a triangle.
  • Ratio – finding ratio and equivalent ratios and solving word problems.

Science:

The topic for this half term is Earth and Space where we will learn to:

- Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

 - Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

 - Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

 - Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

 - Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the     sun across the sky

 

After half term our topic will be Forces and we will learn to:

 - Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

 - Identify the effects of air resistance that acts between moving surfaces

 - Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

 - Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers and pulleys, allow a smaller force to have a greatest effect

 

Geography:This term we will be learning about Volcanoes and after half term we will be focusing on Rivers.

Music:Ukulele and the planets

RE– This half term we will be focusing on Signs and Symbols related to different religions and what symbols are important to us.

After half term we will be focusing on the theme of ‘Light’ linking this to Divali and Christingle.