Year 5 Curriculum Overview Spring 2
In English this term, we will be learning all about the science fiction genre. We will start the unit by identifying features of a science fiction text and understanding the type of language used. Our learning will be based on the book 'Space Oddity' by the author Christopher Edge and the children will complete a range of short writing tasks based on the characters and plot. This will help us to write an ending to our story later in the term.
At the end of the term, the children will use their knowledge of space and science fiction to write and information booklet.
We will start the term with division, both mental and written methods.
During the shape unit, Year 5 will look at distinguishing between regular and irregular shapes, identifying the properties of a rectangle and recognising 3-D shapes from their 2-D representations.
Our learning on fractions this term will involve converting improper fractions in to mixed numbers and adding and subtracting fractions.
Measurement this term will encourage the children to calculate and estimate area and volume. They will also learn the difference between liquid and solid volume. We will end the term focusing on statistics and how to calculate mode, median and range.
Earth and Space is our topic this term. We will look at planets in the solar system - including our own. Past theories and theorists and how these have changed over time, including the geocentric and heliocentric theories. The children will learn about how night and day occurs and why the moon 'appears' to change shape.
History this term will focus on the Georgian period, particularly the slave trade. The children will find out why the slave trade started and Britain's involvement. We will analyse some artefacts linked to the slave trade and find out how the trade triangle increased the trade in slaves. Following this, the children will look at the abolition of slavery and how that affected those who were enslaved.
Art this term is painting in the style of the space artist Peter Thorpe. We will study his style and form opinions about his work. We will then create colour pallets to use in our own space art work, completed in the style of Peter Thorpe.
This term, Year 5 will be looking at the importance of the miracles of Jesus as seen from the stories told in the Bible. We will also be looking at what 'pilgrimage' means, why Christians do it and what sort of pilgrimage would be important in our lives. All term, we will be relating everything we learn back to the central question of, "What do we mean by a miracle?". This will mean looking at the definition of miracle and what a miracle could mean to children.
Team theme will continue their Tuesday afternoon PE lessons and children must come to school in suitable clothes and footwear. For the last 2 weeks of term, Year 5 will complete a course of 1 hour swimming lessons every afternoon (20/3/23 - 30/3/23). It is essential that children bring their full swimming kit each day. Jewellery must not be worn for any PE lessons including swimming.