Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Year 5

Mr J Foster
Class Teacher
Mrs E Chang Wai Ling
Teaching Assistant

Mrs V Durand – Urbaniak
Teaching Assistant

Year 5 Curriculum Overview
Spring Term 2021

South America

English
Our Power of Reading texts are: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
The Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton We will read and discuss different texts, exploring their different themes and issues.  We will explore their narrative plots, settings and characters, using our core texts as a stimulus, and have the opportunity to write texts based on fictional experiences, from a character’s point of view and create non fiction texts for a variety of audiences.

Maths
Multiplication and Division – Apply our previous knowledge of times tables and their corresponding division facts to solve problems involving larger numbers.
Fractions – Consolidate our understanding of what fractions are by comparing, ordering and creating equivalent fractions.  Apply this knowledge to problems involving addition, subtraction and multiplication of fractions. Decimals & Percentages – Explore the link between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Science
We will learn about Life Cycles; exploring the processes of sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, discovering about sexual reproduction in animals and investigating the differences in the life cycles of different species of animal.  We will also research the life and works of Sylvia Earle and Rachel Carson to understand the impact the work of these naturalists have had in this field of Science.

RE
Inspirational People – We will learn what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus, exploring the lives of inspirational saints and how they set an example for Christians to follow. Reconciliation – We will reflect on how sin is a failure of love and how we can demonstrate our sorrow for this and make amends through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Humanities
We will learn about the Geography of the South American continent, identifying its location globally and the different countries and territories that this continent comprises of.  We will explore the physical and human geography to enable us to deepen our understanding of this area and investigate similarities and differences between the countries of this continent as well as making comparisons with our local area.

Computing
We will learn about the structure of different databases and how to search for information and contribute to them.  We will then create our own databases around a topic of our choice to demonstrate our understanding.  In Computer Science, we will explore the concepts of ‘selection’ and ‘events’ and apply these when programming our own software.

PE
Gymnastics – We will develop our gymnastic skills of technique, control and balance and apply these to creating routines to accompany selected music. Games – We will take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which will enable us to perform both individually and as a team.

Art/DT
We will study the work of a variety of Southern and Latin American artists and analyse their artwork before applying the different techniques that we have explored to create our own art in their style.

Music
We will participate in composing, singing and playing instruments with our music teacher Mrs Ley.

Our lovely children have all recorded a class video of Christmas songs to help to bring some Christmas cheer to you, as you are not able to experience it with us in School this year. Please do have a look at this heart warming video. Thank you to Mrs Ley for her musical talents and encouragement and to Mr Foster for filming each class and producing the videos.

For speech and language resources and advice and tips for parents working at home with children who have SLCN visit:

https://speechandlanguage.info/parents

BBC Bitesize and Purple Mash are excellent resources for you to use. Click on the icon, have a look and see what you can learn!