Year 5


Teacher - Sarah Fielding
Teaching Assistant - Lily Apostolou

Spring Term



We are learning about how electricity helps us and how electrical circuits work.

We will be looking at many aspects of circuits including insulators and conductors and their purpose.

We will also be:

  • Carrying out investigations.
  • Recording our results.
  • Using our results to make predictions.

Living things and their habitats

We will be learning to recognise that living things can be grouped in different ways.


We will be investigating and making computer games.

We will be developing our understanding real world technology.


Key objectives covered will be:

  • Place value of numbers up to 1 million.
  • Partitioning numbers up to 5 and 6 digits.
  • -Negative numbers.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000
  • Adding, subtracting using the column method.
  • Multiplication and Division- formal methods of calculation
  • Shape and space; properties including angles.
  • -Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • Fractions: equivalent fractions, decimal and fraction equivalents, percentages.
  • Solving 2 step problems and puzzles.


We will develop our writing skills by studying various nonfiction and fiction texts.

We will be studying the narrative poem, the Highway Man and the story of Treasure Island.

We will be reading a variety of other texts to engage the children and help them to make their writing more interesting for the reader, as well as more technically accurate.

In all our English learning we will be finding ways to improve the quality of our sentences by adding more detail, advanced punctuation and correct grammar.

Our Guided Reading sessions will focus on improving our inference, deduction and vocabulary skills and finding evidence in the text to support our opinions.



We will be learning about Rivers.

We will learn about the water cycle and how rivers are important in it. We will learn about real rivers especially the River Thames. We will learn about different features of rivers such as source, tributary, estuary and mouth.


We will be working on pitch and harmonies during singing.

Art and DT 

In Art children will learn new techniques and discover how to combine these techniques through ‘People in Action” where we will learn more about drawing moving figures.

Our DT topic after half term is sewing. We will practice joining fabric and planning and making an item using felt.


We will learn about the Indus Valley. We will find out about this ancient civilisation and its cities. We will discover about the trade links it had and the arts and crafts which were important there. We will learn about technology that the people used. We will find out about why the cities declined.


We will think about our own feelings and relationships.


In the first half term we will learn about:

How do Christians try and follow Jesus example?

After half term our topic is:

Why is Mohammed and the Qu’ran important to Muslim people?


We will be learning vocabulary related to the seaside and things we may see on our journey to school.