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Class 11 Autumn Timetable

Class 11 Autumn Timetable 1



Year Group   5

TERM   Autumn

Dear Parents,

Below is an overview of the curriculum areas we will be covering in Year 5 throughout the Autumn term. We look forward to introducing the children to some exciting new topics.

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.




Autumn 1:

‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith.  (5 weeks)

Children will be reading the book, exploring author techniques, making predictions, writing character descriptions, completing role play and hot seating drama techniques and writing their own story inspired by the text.

Newspaper reports. (2 weeks)

Children will be writing a report linked to their science topic of ‘Earth and Space’.


Autumn 2:

Explanation texts, (2 weeks)

Children will write an explanation text linked to the geography topic. They will be explaining how volcanoes are formed and erupt.

‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. (3 weeks)

Children will read the book, identify author techniques and create their own ‘gadget’ in a spy story.

Ongoing throughout autumn:

Spelling lessons based on spelling targets for the need of the children and the expectations of the year group.

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, and using commas, dashes and parenthesis.


Comprehension activities, - ‘Cracking Comprehension’


Autumn Term 1 :


Place value

Compare and order

Reason about number

Addition and subtraction:

Mental calculation

Multiplication and division:

Properties of number

Mental calculation

Geometry – properties of shape:




Mixed number



Autumn Term 2:


Place value


Addition and subtraction:

Formal written methods

Multiplication and division:

Formal written methods

Geometry: properties of shape:

 Calculate missing angles

Fractions and decimals:

 Read, write, compare and order decimals



 Conversions - metric




Earth and space.

Children will be taught to:

-describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system

-describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth

-describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies

-use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

Children will be expected to explore scientific ideas, observe changes over time, make predictions and record their findings.


Unit A Creation

Unit B Miracles and Sacrament of the Sick.

Unit C Advent

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


Autumn 1 :

Cyber Safety Gold Award. Children will be building on their knowledge of safer internet and procedures to take to ensure they are safe online.

Autumn 2:

Coding 1 – Speed, direction and coordinates.

Children will be extending their knowledge of how to commands and plan the robot to make more complex movements.


 Rainforests and South America.

Children will be taught to understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region. They will be using a range of mapping tools to locate countries, capital cities and places of interest. They will discover the use of land in various regions and climate zones, rivers and mountains

Design and


Global Food: Mexican Food


Children will be beginning to learn the Steel Pans weekly.

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

Children will be learning songs and lines for a Christmas performance.


Outdoor ball skills including football, where children will be building on their shooting, marking and defending skills.

P.E. lessons with Mr Hadlum