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Year 5 Curriculum overview Summer 2

Welcome To Year 5, Summer term 2

Below is a brief overview of the Year 5 curriculum coverage for the 1st half of the Summer term.



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. 









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.



This half term in history we will study the ancient civilisation 'The Shang Dynasty'. First we will identify at the 5 main ancient civilisations, where they were located in the world and when in history they existed. We will then complete our learning about the Shang Dynasty by looking closely at the artefacts found in Fu Hoa's tomb, analysing the social structure of the civilisation, discovering what oracle bones were and then finishing with the reasons why they Dynasty came to an end. 



In DT this term we will continue our work with testiles, this time designing and making a cushion. The children will think carefully about their design, considering who it is for, what purpose it will serve, and how they will construct it.



Our French learning will also focus on habitats. the children will learn the vocabulary needed to discuss a range of habitats and the plants and animals found there. 




Physical health and mental wellbeing. 

The children will be learning how that bacteria and viruses can affect health, thinking about ways  they can prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses with everyday hygiene routines to recognise the shared responsibility of keeping a clean environment. They will then focus on medicines and how they contribute to health, including vaccinations and immunisations. 


This year Year 5 are taking part in the 'Bounce Forward' project. This consists of an hour each week, during the second Autumn term, These sessions will focus on resilience to support good mental health . Look out for updates in our class gallery. 


Keeping safe

Children will learn to identify when situations are becoming risky, unsafe or an emergency and to differentiate between positive risk taking and dangerous behaviour. They will learn the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety as well as how to respond in an emergency, including when and how to contact different emergency services.