Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Plan 2017- 2018


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme Title Rainforests and mountains Mystical Mayans


Woeful WW2 Volcanoes in Iceland Smashing Anglo-Saxons Britain’s National Parks
Maths Number & Place Value; + and –

Solve multi-step + and – problems

Roman Numerals

Negative numbers

Statistics: graphs and timetables.

Multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000

Area and perimeter

Multiplication: 4-digit number  x 1- or 2-digit number

Formal short division: 4- digit numbers divide
by 1- digit numbers.

Word problems with mixtures of all 4

Fractions: ordering, equivalent, mixed
numbers, decimal conversions, x and

Solving problems involving fractions decimals,
x and
Numbers, decimals and percentages
x & ÷ whole numbers and decimals x10, 100,
Solve problems involving mass, money, length,
volume and volume using decimal notation.

Geometry: 3D shapes and angles

Geometry: Position & Direction;

Measurement: converting units

Volume: solving problems involving all four

Cross Curricular Maths Heights of mountains, ages of mountains

Dates of events, ages of explorers

Mayan Counting System


Science data – sun rise/ sun set

Orbit-times, distances

Gas Mask Boxes – shape (nets), 3D Shapes, money, dates

Graphs in Science re forces (e.g. force required to lift a

Data handling



Population, money


Graphs in Science re material changes over time

Directions – compass points. area, distance


Key text(s) ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry Mayan folktales ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman ‘Beowolf’ by Michael Morpurgo ‘Falling Angels’ by Colin Thompson
Poem Leopard poem Firework poems (various)
Spoken Word Debate – fireworks


Performing poetry Role play

Conscience alley

Present findings from volcanoes enquiry Hot seating

Verbal instructions

Cooking show video
Reading opportunities Picture book (key text)

Non-fiction: mountain research

Interpreting meaning behind folktales Diary entries


Retrieve information from non-fiction books Reading myths – inference and deduction Reading recipes and following instructions
Writing opportunities Persuasive writing



Character profiles

Setting description

Retelling the story

Write their own Mayan myth

Play script


Diary writing





Non-chronological report




Story boarding

Character descriptions

Instruction writing

Fact files


Writing recipes

Science Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?

(Life cycles)


Will we ever send another human to the moon?

(Earth & Space)

Can you feel the force?


How different will you be when you are as old as your
grandparents?(Types of change inc. puberty)
Could you be the next CSI investigator?


Could you be the next CSI investigator?

(Separating mixtures)

ICT/ Computing Intro to network/Google Apps/Google
Control & Coding (Logo)

Coding – Purple Mash

Control & Coding (Espresso) Publisher/Pages Animation Control & Coding Scratch
E-safety Internet safety Week
Cross Curricular ICT/ Computing Poster on a mountain range Book Creator – publish final version of Mayan myth iMovie about WW2 Google earth/maps looking at spread of volcanoes across
the World
Research PowerPoint for presentation Aurasma – national park poster?
RE What is a Christian?

Why do some people believe God exists?


What would Jesus do? If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship? If God is etc verywhere, why go to a place of worship? What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


Gunpowder Plot and the Maya WW2 Anglo-Saxons
Geography Why are mountains so important? How do volcanoes affect the lives of people on Hiemaey? Who are Britain’s National Parks for?
Cross Curricular writing opp. Fact files about fold mountains Newspaper article about
Mallory and Irvine
Mayan Fact sheets

Bonfire – debate scripts

Aliens – debates

Diary entry – evacuee

Script for cooking show or bread

Bread instructions

Persuasive leaflet –

Trip to Iceland

Recount about trip to the mosque Explanation text


Music Express – Our community



Music Express – Solar system


Music Express – At the movies Music Express – Keeping healthy Music Express – Celebration Music Express – Life cycles
Art Rainforest art in style of Henri Rousseau


Papier mache of a region with volcanoes (e.g Japan,
Iceland, Hawaii)Also, painting and drawing volcanoes.
Anglo-Saxon art- jewellery – clay Take One Picture


Painting and computer art

DT Mechanical toys Make do and mend


Construction – Building bird boxes – to link with woodland
PE Games – striking and fielding/net

Dance (rainforest themed)


Games – invasion


Gymnastics (balancing – bridge shapes)

Games – invasion

Dance from 1940’s

Games – invasion

Gymnastics (holes and barriers)

Games – Striking and fielding/net


Games – Striking and fielding/net


French En classe à l’école


Quel temps fait-il?

Où habites-tu?

En ville


Qu’est-ce que tu aimes?

Bon appétit

Les Vêtements Les passe-temps


PSHE/ Values Responsibility












Global Links/




Tolerance and understanding Healthy living – planting and growing own food Recycled materials Global warming


Learning outside the classroom Tree and plant classification – diversity on school
Mexican food In role of an evacuee Planting seeds


Stage battle outside


Walk to nearby woods

Weaving in the woods

Pond dipping

Visits or Visitors Rainforest Dave Carol singing Hartlebury Mosque and cathedral

Also, Anglo-Saxon workshop with Alex Knight

The Big Sing


English, Maths, Computing have been extended to show opportunities for cross-curricular opportunities.

Hist/ Geog topics follow Challenge Curriculum (Focus). Check you have done the right amount. Coordinators – overlap.

Science – units from Science Bug (Pearson/ Steve)

Visits/ Visitors – remember the cost to parents over the course of the year. Give enough notice.