Year 5 Curriculum

Find out what your child will learn in Year 5 at Truro Prep School.

To view an extended plan for the English Curriculum, please click here.

Year 5 curriculum

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

Autumn

1st Half of term
Diaries and autobiographical writing, and descriptive writing.

2nd Half of term
Non-fiction – recounts; non-fiction – report writing and instructional texts.

Spring

1st Half of term

Traditional stories, myths, fables and legends; myths and legends of Cornwall and non-fiction – explanatory texts

2nd Half of term

Classic poetry; narrative poetry and creating images in poetry.

Summer

1st Half of term

Story openings; writing – point of view and writing – tenses

2nd Half of term

Persuasive writing; advertising and review writing.

Mathematics

Autumn

Mental and written addition and subtraction.

Mental and written multiplication and division.

Spring

Number and place value.

Measurement.

Geometry: properties of shapes, position and direction.

Statistics.

Summer

Fractions, ratio and proportion.

Decimals and percentages and their equivalence to fractions.

General problem solving.

Science

Autumn

Choosing Materials.

Mixtures.

Spring

Life Cycles.

Plant Reproduction.

Summer

Forces.

The Solar System.

Humanities

Autumn

Why should we remember Maya?

What is life like in the Amazon? (to include Fairtrade)

Spring

Would the Vikings do anything for money?

Who was Moses and why is he important?

Summer

How will your world look in the future?

What are the Five Pillars of Islam?

Design and Technology

Autumn

Use of a variety of materials and components to produce a range of decorative and functional products.

Spring

How to incorporate mechanical and electronic components into a project and control these in different ways.

Summer

Use of a computer aided design package to design at least one project.

ICT

Autumn

Programming and debugging an interactive game using Scratch.

Spring

Understanding the need for encryption, encrypting and decrypting codes.

Looking at the links between geometry and art using a vector graphics package.

Summer

Using html tags to create a website

Learning about cyber safety, research skills, search engines and ranking.

Learning about blogs.

Art

Autumn

Working from observation, including perspective, analytical drawing, observation of tone and colour.

Work will start to become more challenging as pupils learn how to develop designs in a more individual way.

 

Spring

Studying a range of artists.

Use of the sketchbook.

Coil pots based on self-portraits.

Ceramic and metal flowers (joint with DT).

Summer

A still-life relief print using contrast.

Perspective drawing.

Sketching outside.

Texture and paint from the landscape.

Drama

Autumn

Activities to develop teamwork and confidence working towards a performance.

Spring

Vocal delivery, mime and stagecraft.

Summer

Improvisation, activities designed to develop confidence and movement.

Music

Autumn

The Pentatonic Scale and comparisons with a major scale. Listening to and performing short pieces composed in pentatonic scales.

Discovering syncopated rhythms and continuation of Kodaly pitch and rhythm work.

To have an understanding of function of a chord in music and explore the three Primary Chords, I IV and V

Cornish Diaspora

Cornish Music

Patterns in Music

Singing Skills

Rhythm Syllables

Spring

Exploring repetition

‘Looping tunes’ and rhythms to create a new form of music.

Re-visiting the Round as a musical structure and creating a short Round.

Investigating Gamelan Music and looking at how this world music is constructed using repeating patterns.

Exploring World Voices

Medieval Music

Singing Skills

Rhythm Syllables

Summer

To create a 10-mins opera, ‘Snappy Opera’ that the class create, compose and design themselves based upon a Cornish,The Mermaid of Zennor. They perform their ‘Snappy Opera’ in assembly or low-key event as an ‘Informance’, or in Summer Concert.

Festivals and Ceremonies

Singing Skills

Rhythm Syllables

PE

Autumn

Orienteering

Swimming

Gymnastics

Spring

Gymnastics

Health Related Fitness

Racquet sports

Summer

Athletics.

Racquet Sports

Games

Autumn

Hockey (Girls).

Rugby (Boys).

Spring

Football (Boys).

Netball (Girls).

Summer

Cricket (All).

Rounders (All).

PSHE

Autumn

Health and wellbeing:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing and how to manage risks to these
  3. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  4. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources to help with this
  5. About managing change, such as puberty (Y6 only)
  6. How to respond in an emergency

Spring

Relationships:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions in a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help.
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Summer

Living in the wider world:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately citizens
  3. About different groups and communities
  4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  7. A basic understanding of enterprise

French

Autumn

Using spoken and written language, we will be covering the following areas: greetings, basic information about ourselves (name, age and birthday), the alphabet.

Spring

Numbers to 100, days of the week and months, classroom language and items, Christmas, leisure activities and opinions.

Summer

The children will be developing an understanding of the link between spelling and pronunciation via the study of a range of French phonics. They will also start to read short stories for pleasure.