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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 5 Curriculum


Please click here to read a copy of Year 5, Autumn Term 2 Curriculum in more detail.

 * Denotes teaching emphasis on Fundamental British Values.
 * Denotes teaching emphasis on Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Development.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English

 Film Narrative:
Narrative with flashback - The Piano
Quality Text Quality Writing:

Hell Hound (Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan-Doyle)

Information Text:
Linked to Black History Month - Noor Inayat Khan

*Democracy, 
Individual Liberty 
*Spiritual, Moral, Cultural

 Instructions:
WW2 Recipe
Quality Text Quality Writing: 
Moon Seeds (The First Men in the Moon by H G Wells)
*Democracy,
Individual Liberty,

 Argument:
Moving to the Amazon
Description: Journey to the River - Market Place

Class Handbook

Information Texts:
Rainforest Circle BooksNarrative Adventure:

Adventure in the Amazon 

Classic Narrative Poems:
The Lady of Shallot (A. Lord Tennyson) 
Persuasion: Leaflet 

Transition: 
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
*Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance

Class Reader War Horse
(M. Murpurgo) 
*Democracy,
Individual Liberty 
Book by Rob Lloyd-Jones (Visiting Author)
to support Reading Challenge

Journey to the River Sea  
(E. Ibbotson)
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (L. Sachar)  
Cross Curricular Writing 

Diary:
World War 2 Evacuation
*Rule of Law, Democracy 

Letter advising Natasha (RE Link)
*Individual Liberty, 
Tolerance
*Moral

Letter:
Letter to author - Linked to Reading Challenge

*Social, Cultural

Argument:
How do we know the Earth is a sphere? 
Non-chronological Report:
Features of a river 
 Explanation Texts:
Life cycles including humans growing to old age
*Mutual Respect
Letter writing:
To children in Year 4 introducing them to Year 5
*Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect
Maths  Number:
Place Value 1
Roman Numerals
Calculation:
Adding and subtracting 1
Measure:
Mass, capacity, time and length
 Calculation:
Dividing and multiplying
Geometry:
Angles, 2D and 3D shapes
Fractions 1
Calculation:
Adding and subtracting 2 
Number:
Place Value 2
Statistics:
Line graphs, Interpreting data 
Calculation:
Diving and Multiplying 2
Fractions 2
Cross Curricular: collecting data, during circuit training 
 Position and Direction
Geometry:
Problem Solving
Cross Curricular:
Food stuffs - counting calories
Maths Across the Curriculum

Rationing:
Problem solving WW2 rations
 *Rule of Law
*Social, Cultura
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Area:
Problem solving activity based on calculating the area and perimeter of an air raid shelter

*Social, Cultural

Science  Forces Properties and Changes of Materials   Earth and Space   Living Things and their Habitats
Life Cycles - Chicks
Animals, including humans
Keeping Healthy 
Art & Design

 Drawing and Sketching:
Objects and Meanings
*Spiritual, Cultural

Textiles and Mixed Media:
Design and make a cushion based on The Journey to the River Sea  
Clay:
Containers - Link to Mayan Civilisation  
Computing

We are researchers:
Children to create a web page based on WW2 research

*Mutual Respect

We are Travel Presenters - English/Geography
We are Explorers
Journey of Data - Tour of School Network 
We are Statisticians -   Wiki- Healthy Eating
We are game Developers
We are Presenters
Design & Technology   Construction:
Design and make a World War 2 - air raid shelter
*Moral, Social  
 

 Combining Materials:

Rainforest Circle Books

Healthy Plates:
Investigate foods and design a healthy and varied diet
(savoury and seasonal)  
Geography

Cross Curricular Link:
Countries involved in World War 2 - map work
*Democracy, 
Rule of Law

  Water, River and Mountains   South America

 
History

British History Theme:
What was life like for children during World War 2?
  *Democracy, Individual Liberty
*Spiritual, Moral  

    Mayan Civilisation  
French

Places in Towns
Where you live
* Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect,
 Tolerance
*Cultural, Social

Weather
Christmas Carol/Story  

*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect,
 Tolerance

*Social, Cultural

 

Numbers 1 to 50
Hobbies  
   Foods
French Breakfast
Music  Keyboards
*Spiritual, Social, Cultural
Keyboards 
World War 2 Songs
*Spiritual, Social, Cultural
Keyboards 

*Spiritual, Social, Cultural
PE

Gymanstics  
Football
*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect,
 
Rule of Law, Tolerance
*Social

 Team Games
*Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance
Cycle Training
*Rule of Law 
Circuit Training
*Mutual Respect 

Mini Olympics
*Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance

RE Justice and Poverty:
Can religions help build a fair world and make poverty history?
*Individual Liberty, 
Mutual Respect, Tolerance  
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural
Why is pilgrimage important to some religious believers?
*Tolerance
Values:
What most to Humanists and to Christians?
*Tolerance 
What does it mean to be Hindu?
*Tolerance 
 What does it mean to be Muslim?
*Tolerance
SEAL/PSHCE  New Beginnings
Anti-bullying
*Democracy, Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, Rule of Law, Tolerance,

*Moral, Social, Cultural
Getting On and Falling Out  
*Mutual Respect
Going for Goals:
How to Train your Dragon 
*Individual Liberty
Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
*Individual Liberty
Inspire & Enhance Trip to Wardown Museum.
* Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance,

*Social, Cultural.

Black History Month:
Workshop - African Masks.
*Tolerance, Mutual Respect,
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural.

War Horse Film (M. Morpurgo) 
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, ,Cultural.

Art Week
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural.

Anti-Bullying Week:
Theatre Visit
*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance 

*Moral, Social, Cultural
Residential visit to Grafham Water.
*Democracy, Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, Rule of Law, 
Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural.

Author Visit:
Reading Challenge
*Moral, Social, Cultural

Grandparents' visit to school/
Presentation.
* Individual Liberty, 
Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance
*Moral, Social, Cultural.

Christmas Parties.
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural.

 

Puzzle Day

*Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance
*Social

Planetarium -Science Link
*Spiritual, Cultural



Science Week

What is it like to be a Christian? - visit form Mr Pinner (RE Link)
*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect,
Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

World of Work
*Democracy, 
Individual Liberty,
 Mutual Respect,  Rule of Law, 
Tolerance,
*Social, Cultural

Personal Safety Week
*Democracy, Individual Liberty,
 Mutual Respect, Rule of Law, 
Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

 

Life cycle of a Chick (Science Link) 
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance

Mandir visit
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance 
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural.

Transition:
Mini Olympics with Year 2's.
Reading Buddies.
Year 5 - Year 6
*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance
*Moral, Social

Learning Log

Rules:

Fundamental British Values.

*Democracy, 
Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect,   Rule of Law,
 Tolerance
 

Reading Challenge:

Interviewing family and friends about their favourite children's books.

*Moral, Social, Cultural.