Year 5

 In Year 5, the children will be learning:

spring TERM


Subject/Unit of Learning


  • Further development of reading comprehension skills - inferring, use and meaning of increasingly complex and technical  vocabulary, justifying and evaluating a range of texts
  • Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes when reading aloud
  • Revision of spelling work from previous year and development of accurate spelling of words in word list from Years 5 and 6
  • Use vocabulary and grammar to change and enhance meaning in writing
  • Build cohesion in and across paragraphs when writing
  • Difference in informal and formal language use in speech and writing
  • Range of reading and writing opportunities – planning, composing, editing and improving using high quality texts and real life contexts


  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Geometry


  • Forces
  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity - know the theory of gravity
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction
  • Recognise that mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
  • Movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun
  • Movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and compare to other moons
  • Earth’s rotation - explain day and night and the movement of the sun across the sky


  • Swift Playground Coding


Days stated below:

5S Wednesday

5M Friday

5K Wednesday

  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Cricket
  • Tag Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics


  • The Roman Empire
  • Reasons for invading Britain
  • Setting the border at Hadrian’s Wall
  • Current cities of England that were established by the Romans
  • The food introduced by Romans
  • The development of roads
  • Change in religion
  • The organisation of Roman towns
  • Aqueducts
  • Language, numbers and measurements


  • Location on a map; North/South Hemisphere/Equator/Arctic/Antarctic Circle/Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • The types, causes and effects of pollution in Britain and another chosen country

Languages (Mandarin)

  • How to tell people your age
  • Counting up to 20
  • Revision of daily greetings
  • Writing 1-5
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Understanding the meaning of Red and significance of Chinese New Year in Chinese culture
  • Describe our school uniform and colours
  • Describe a person’s appearance
  • Naming of 5 animals and pets


  • Design and paint chosen landscape from one of the countries studied
  • Colour mix to create exact version of skyline and earth

DT/ Food and


  • Create menu for Roman banquet
  • Design and make Roman jewellery
  • Decorate jewellery using techniques and colours similar to those used in Roman times



  • Violin, Guitar and Clarinet lessons


  • Animal Law
  • What Inner Forces Affect How We Think And Behave?

PSHCE/Global Citizenship

  • Healthy Eating and Drinking
  • Self Confidence
  • How to deal with peer pressure


  • Complete a minimum of two projects during each term
  • Practise spellings given every week
  • Practise joined handwriting
  • Practise times tables up to 12 weekly
  • Read for 30 minutes every day

Mr Singh - Year Group Leader