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++++October Half Term - Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October++++Children Return - Monday 28th October++++

Year Five

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