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Year Group 5


TERM Summer


Dear Parents,

Below is an overview of the curriculum areas we will be covering in Year 5 throughout the Summer term. We look forward to introducing the children to some exciting new topics including the Ancient Mayan Civilization and Animals Including Humans.


If you have any questions or wish to have a chat about any aspect of year 5 please get in touch. We are always happy to help.


Thank you for your ongoing support.




Summer 1:


Journey to Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo. (4 weeks)


Children will be reading the text, comparing themselves to the characters and exploring their perspectives in the story. They will be dramatising the story, hot seating characters and writing about it in order to full appreciate the text.


Children will then be writing their own story based on another culture using characterisation, cohesion, punctuation, sentence types and language for effect. They will have the chance to peer assess their work and redraft it.


Discussion and Argument. (3 weeks)


Children will be exploring what a discussion/argument is and how to formulate one. Children will be writing their views on a given topic such as longer school days.


Summer 2:


Poetry –


The Jabberwocky and The Highwayman (2 weeks)


Children will be reading the poems, understanding them and writing in the style of the poets. Children will have the opportunity to perform their poems.


Film Narrative -The Piano (2 weeks)


Children will be discovering the key features of a film narrative and how this differs to other genres. They will be writing a book for the film of The Piano using cohesion, description, different sentence types, appropriate openings and closings.


Information Texts – Linked to Mayan/Benin topic.


Children will be learning about the key features of an information text, explain the effect on the reader, researching information about Mayan and Benin and writing their own information text. Children will be given the opportunity to peer assess and edit and improve their work. Children can create a computerized information text based on their redrafting.





Ongoing throughout the summer term:


Spelling lessons based on spelling targets for the need of the children and the expectations of the year group. These including spelling the National Curriculum Year 5/6 words and words with silent letters.


Grammar – using relative clauses in sentences, using a range of verbs tenses, use paragraphs to order and sequence writing, use descriptions to provoke a response, use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, creating cohesion, using figurative language and using commas, dashes and parenthesis.


Weekly comprehension activities, differentiated according to children’s needs.



Summer Term 1 :



Linear sequences


Addition and subtraction


Rounding to check


Multiplication and division

Factor pairs

Mental calculation


Fractions, decimals , percentages



Geometry: properties of shape

3-D/2-D representations

Regular and irregular

Angles at a point

Summer Term 2:



Half-way between


Roman numerals


Multiplication and division

Formal written methods




Time conversions




Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers



Line graphs


Geometry: direction and movement



Properties and changes to materials:

Pupils should be taught to:

-Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets

-Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution

-Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.

-Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.

-Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes state are reversible changes.

-Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

Animals Including Humans

Pupils should be taught to:

-describe the changes as humans develop to old age


Living Things and Their Habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

-describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

-describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals


Unit I – Easter

Unit J –Pentecost

Unit K – The Work of the Apostles

Unit L – Marriage and Holy Orders


Also, children will be participating in Mass, class prayer service, collective worship and daily prayers.


Summer 1 :

Children will be learning how to use spreadsheets to record information and create graphs and tables. They will be presenting these to their peers.


Summer 2:


Multimedia and WWW

Children will be researching a topic of their choice using the internet safely and creating a folder to save to favourites. They will create a PowerPoint to present to their peers on their chosen topic that will include pictures, facts and statistics.




Ancient Civilization –Mayan and Benin comparison.






Art and Design

Summer Term 1:


Children will be designing and making a Greek pot out of clay, which they will be painting in the appropriate colours.


Summer Term 2:


Children will be making a Mayan mask using mod rock which they can decorate using their knowledge of this ancient civilization.


Children will be continuing to learn the Steel Pans weekly, building up towards a performance.


They will be participating in a weekly hymn practice to learn new songs.


Summer Term 1:


CCFC football sessions. Weekly on a Thursday.


Chance to Shine Cricket sessions weekly on a Wednesday.


Summer Term 2:





Children will also be preparing for sports day.

☀️Summer Term One☀️

Spring Term Two

Spring Term One 

Autumn Term Two

Autumn Term One