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Year 5

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Egypt Earth and Space Natural Disasters
Summer Term 2018-19 Subject Overview



We will be starting the term inspired by the book Escape to Pompeii and this will stimulate our writing on newspaper reports linked to our topic on Natural Disasters. Following this, the children will study two Power of Reading texts, new to the Year 5 Curriculum and cover a wide variety of text types.


This term we will focus on decimals,  percentages, geometry and measurement. We will be applying our previous knowledge to reason and problem solve.


We will be focusing on living things and habitats during our science lessons, a variety of information, from pollination to a mammals life cycle.


Our focus will be creating a presentation using prezi to create a presentation about natural disasters and to apply for our ambassador roles in preparation for Year 6.


We will making electronic games linked to our topic which is natural disasters. 


We will study the artwork by Hokusai called ‘The Wave’, which represents a tsunami. Original artwork will be analysed, different media will be used to create a replica and the final piece will be displayed.


Our topic for the term is ‘Natural Disasters’. We will be looking at many disasters starting with Volcanoes. We will then study: droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis along side a few others. We will consider their causes, effects of the environment and people, safety rules, and major disasters which have happened around the world.

Religious Education

The religion we will be learning about this term is Sikhism. Throughout this unit we will answer and think about many questions related to the faith such as; If you had to choose one of the 5K’s to live by, which would you choose and why? Baisakhi – How would the Sikh celebration of Baisakhi compare to our New Year? and we will finish by looking at some famous Sikhs in society and how they live their lives.


PSHE will incorporate a variety of topics over the Summer term, where discussion based learning and written outcomes will be present. We will begin my looking at how to manage risk and situations that may present risk. We will then move on to looking at how to stay safe and how body images are perceived.


On a Monday we will have a teacher from OBA to teach an outdoor lesson, and this half term will be SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness). Our indoor sessions will be focussed around dodgeball, looking at the rules, tactics, throwing and dodging!


The title of the unit is ‘Past and Present’, where we will be looking at how our city has changed, and learning the vocabulary associated with it. We will also learn how to buy items in a shop using the French language.