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Fernvale Primary School

A place to learn and grow

  1. Our classes
  2. Year 5 – Pines
  3. Year 5 curriculum page

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. 

Autumn Term Learning 



As part of our instructions topic, we played the barrier game.  One person made a shape using coloured cubes. They then gave their partner verbal instructions to make it.  Then the children swapped roles. Neither person could see what the other was doing until the end. We talked about what went well and how we could improve our instructions next time.

We also had a go at penguin origami. First the children had a go at following the instructions without the diagrams. Then the children had another go with the diagrams. We talked about which instructions were easier to follow and why.

We followed instructions to make a paper aeroplane. The children tested their planes in the hall. We evaluated the instructions and created some top tips to help write a good set of instructions.



In Maths we have been learning to subtract very large numbers! We used place value counters to help us understand exchanging.

Tic Tac Toe

We played a version of Tic Tac Toe. We made different numbers by covering two numbers from 1-12 to find the total or difference. Each time we could only move one counter. Every time we made a number we covered it with a counter. The winner was the first to make four in a row. We discussed the different strategies we used.

Design Technology

In Design Technology we investigated several bird hides and made, used and recognised the use of tubes as a material from which to make a framework. We have also reinforced and strengthened frameworks using triangulation. We then used this information to design and create our own bird hides.

Food Technology

In Food Technology we used our chopping skills to help us make pear, smoked cheese and leek potato parcels. They tasted delicious!