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Year Five

Spring One

Learning Journey: Earth and Space

 

In English we will:

Spring One: The Tempest (retold by Helen Street)

Written outcomes: Setting description, character description, diary entry, play script

Key Learning:

  • To use relative clauses beginning with relative pronouns
  • To indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs
  • To use brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis

Spring Two: Hidden Figures

Written outcomes: non-chronological report, formal letter, newsletter report, memoir (narrative)

Key Learning:

  • To link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials
  • To use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
  • To use dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Whole class reading: Historium, Werewolf Club, The Boy in the Tower, Planetarium

In Maths we will:

Fractions and decimals

  • To understand and use numbers with up to 3 decimal places
  • Learn to read and write decimals as fractions and solve problems involving measure with all four operators

Angles

  • Learn to estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • Learn to draw given angles and identify totals of angles at a point and on a straight line

In Science we will:

Earth and Space

  • Learn to describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • Explain the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earths rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky

In History we will:

Stone Age to the Iron Age

Spring One: Pre-1066

  • To describe and understand types of settlement and land use
  • To Understand land use patterns in the UK and how these have changed over time
  • To analyse a range of source material to promote evidence about the past

Spring Two: Stone Age to Iron Age Houses

  • To describe and understand types of settlement and land use
  • To understand land use patterns in the UK and how these have changed over time

In Geography we will:

Spring Term: Amazon Rainforest & South England

  • Use maps to focus on North and South America
  • Understand and locate environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities 
  • Describe and understand geographical regions of the UK and their identifying human and physical characteristics

In RE we will:

  • Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • Explain 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

In Music we will:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter related dimensions of music

In Computing we will:

  • Learn what spam is and identify strategies for dealing with it.

In MFL we will:

  • Focus on correct pronunciation and intonation
  • Prepare and practice a simple conversation, reusing familiar vocabulary
  • Understand and express simple opinions

In PSHCE we will:

Spring One: Coping with bullying

  • Learn about how to deal with bullies

Spring Two: Being left out

  • Learn how it feels to be excluded or discriminated against

In Art we will:

Artist focus: David Hockney and Anni Albers

  • Focus on Painting and Printing
  • Learn to draw and paint with correct proportions and occlusion
  • Develop appropriate brush strokes and techniques for larger flat areas of colour and more detailed foreground objects
  • Develop finer brush stroke skills when painting human form

In DT we will:

  • Learn about seasonality of British vegetables
  • Research and plan a vegetable soup recipe
  • Make and evaluate own vegetable soup
  • Make soda bread

Curriculum Over-view

 

Autumn One

Learning Journey: Victorian Southwark

 

We will be reading:

  • Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpugo

 

In History we will:

  • Learn about Queen Victoria: Carving a new role for the monarchy
  • Look at the 'Industrial Revolution':
    • Steam Engines
    • Spinning Jenny Cotton (cotton / textile trade)
    • First factory opened in 1771
    • Cotton Gin invented
    • Bessemer steel process created (manufactured cheap steel for British Navy)
  • Learn about Protest and political activism : Luddites - 'Machinery replacing workers'
  • Local area = 'Chartism', a working class movement:
    • ​​​​​​​Six demands of chartists
    • Industrialism vs Agriculturalism 

In Geography we will:

  • Use a range of sources to compare the local area in 1848 with today.
  • To use eight compass points to describe key areas in relation to the 1848 chartist rally.

In RE we will:

Animal Law Case (Autumn 1)

  • How do beliefs influence actions? - Leaving a footprint on the world.

How is Christmas celebrated around the world? (Autumn 2)

  • Advent, traditions and vacations around the world

In Music we will:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter related dimensions of music

In Computing we will:

  • Learn how to create secure passwords.
  • Learn what spam is and identify strategies for dealing with it.
  • Discuss the importance of citing and create bibliographical citations.

In PE we will:

  • Learn to pass and move to keep possession of the ball.
  • Practice different types of attack and defence games
  • Improve on performance through regular evaluation

In MFL we will:

  • Focus on correct pronunciation and intonation
  • Prepare and practice a simple conversation, reusing familiar vocabulary
  • Understand and express simple opinions

In PSHCE we will:

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Learn how our own lifestyle contributes to health
  • Learn about the range of issues that can affect families
  • Learn that similarities and difference between people arise from a number of factors
  • Learn about spending and saving

In Art we will:

Artist focus: Barbara Hepworth & Larry D Alexander 

  • Focus on drawing and sculpture
  • Drawing: Begin to develop proportions and occlusion. Use tone, light and shade make things appear 3D, and develop use of hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture.
  • Sculpture: Investigate Papier Mâché techniques in order to represent ideas
  • Outcome: Make a structurally robust sculpture that can stand up independently .

In DT we will:

  • Learn about seasonality of British vegetables
  • Research and plan a vegetable soup recipe
  • Make and evaluate own vegetable soup
  • Make soda bread
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