Year 5

Teacher - Issy Woodford
Teaching Assistant - Lily Apostolou - Sam Ashworth

Spring Term


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.


Investigating and making computer games.

Understanding real world technology.



Through investigations, observations and fair tests we will learn:

That unsupported objects fall to Earth because of the force of gravity.

We will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.

We will learn about mechanisms such as levers, pulleys and gears. 

Living things and their habitats.

We will learn about the life cycles of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.


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

We will be studying the Little Match Girl and the story 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 grammar lessons, we will be finding ways to improve the quality of our sentences by adding more detail, advanced punctuation and correct grammar.

Our shared reading sessions will focus on improving our retrieval, inference, and vocabulary skills and finding evidence in the text to support our opinions.

Physical Education

Tag rugby and the Real PE Unit 3.


We will study the alphabet, directions and words to describe the town we live in.


In the first half term we will learn about:

How do Christians try and follow Jesus’s example?

After half term our topic is:

Why is Mohammed and the Qur’an important to Muslim people?

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 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 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 my own feelings story and relationships.  We will learn about how to deal with confrontations and  how to reflect on our and others actions.