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Year 5 Curriculum Page

The children work towards objectives from the National Curriculum. Their subjects include Maths, English, Science, Design Technology, RE, PSHE, Music, Computing, Art, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages  and PE. 

Spring Term 

In Literacy we watched the short film, ‘The Piano.’  Afterwards we had to place different adjectives in zones of relevance circles.

We also made a storyboard which was based on ‘The Piano.’  With our partner we had to retell the story in our own words.  We had to concentrate on using adverbs, fronted adverbials and ‘ing’ starters for our opening sentences.

In History we studied the Vikings.  Here our some of our Viking warriors which we drew in chalk.  Do you recognise any of us?

Autumn Term Two

Literacy – Poetry Maps

In the poem, ‘Everyone is doing it’, Benjamin Zephaniah describes lots of different dances which happen all around the world.  In pairs we had to find the different countries or cities.

Football poems

In our groups we had to learn a football themed poem off by heart and perform it to the rest of the class.  Another group would mark our work to see if we: spoke clearly, used expression with our voices and faces, knew it by heart, were loud enough and if we performed it with enthusiasm!

As part of our instructions topic, we had to play a barrier game.  One person would make something with coloured cubes and describe it to their partner who had to try and make it.  Neither could see what the other was doing until the end.


Maths – Place value addition.

In pairs we could use digit cards from 0-9.  We had to make two five digit numbers and add them up.  We were trying to make the largest and smallest totals possible.  Some of us then looked at creating answers which were odd or even to give the greatest or smallest total.

Frosty Photos

We recently took advantage of a cold, frosty December morning and took our own photographs.  We later edited them and applied different filters to create different effects.  We then turned them into calendars. 

Autumn Term One 


In Literacy we have been reading ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo.  In the story the character of Michael goes missing after falling overboard so we had a go at interviewing his parents.


As part of our History topic on Anglo Saxons, we used a map to investigate place names that were given to us by the Anglo Saxons.


In Maths we had a challenge to only use the digit cards from 1-15 to make a 7 digit number.  However we had to follow the clues to work out which card went where.  Not as easy as it sounds!

Place Value – After shuffling our cards we had to pick the top card and decide which column it was going to go in: ones, tens, hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands.  The winner was the player who made the largest number.  We also had to use the symbol < or > to show which was the biggest or smallest number.  We also tried to make it harder by trying to make the largest odd or even number or multiple of 3 or 5.

Addition Challenge

Using only the digit cards from 0-9 we had to try and make the largest total we could from adding two five digit numbers.

15 cards 

Addition Challenge

Place Value 

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