Year Five








Rob Jinkerson

Year Five Teacher


Pupils continue to be taught subjects linked across our Explore, Discover and Create themes, with a growing focus on developing their competency in each subject. They are able to produce more sustained pieces of writing and to apply knowledge used in a variety of subject areas to solve problems or justify opinions. Swimming continues to be taught formally.







Art & Design

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Computing Systems and Networks: Search Engines

  • Research skills and finding accurate information

Computational Thinking: Micro:bit

  • Clipping blocks together in a program and predicting what will happen while making connections with previously used programming interfaces. Children create animations, recognise inputs/outputs, choose appropriate blocks, and break programs down into smaller steps.

Computational Thinking: Programming Music

  • Applying programming skills to create sounds and melodies leading to a battle of the bands performance.

Design Technology

  • Food: Culture and Seasonality, 
  • Mechanical Systems: Pulleys and Gears
  • Textiles: Using computer aided design



  • Mystery Story
  • Adventure Story
  • Non-chronological Report
  • Persuasive Speech
  • Historical Story
  • Traditional Story
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Explanation Text
  • Fantasy Story
  • Sci-fi Story
  • Poetry
  • Instructions
  • Balanced Argument 


  • Prisoners of Geography
  • Author Study
  • The Deep Blue
  • Travel & Exploration
  • Other Cultures
  • Christmas
  • Anglo Saxons
  • Out of the World
  • Black History
  • Early Islam/Ancient Baghdad
  • Sport
  • Power and Politics
  • classics
  • Influential People
  • Refugees
  • Author Study
  • Similarities and Differences



  • Phonics 3
  • Clothes
  • Do you have a pet?
  • Weather
  • At school


  • Prisoners of Geography
  • The Deep Blue (Rivers and the Water Cycle)


The Anglo Saxons

  • Why did the Saxons invade? Push or pull?
  • Where did the early Anglo-Saxons live and how do we know?
  • The mystery of the empty Saxon grave?
  • How did people's lives change when Christianity came to Britain, and how can we be sure?
  • The Anglo-Saxons struggle against the Vikings - How did the Vikings try to take over the country, and how close did they get?
  • Alfred and Guthrum: 878, the year things changed
  • Alfred the Great - How great was he?
  • How effective was Anglo-Saxon justice?
  • Were the Saxons times really 'Dark' Ages?

Early Islamic Civilisation/Baghdad

  • Why should we study early Islamic civilisations in school today?
  • How was the Islamic civilisation able to spread so far, so quickly?
  • What can we learn about early Islamic civilisation from the way they set up the capital in Baghdad?
  • What was so special about Baghdad in its Golden Age?
  • Just how amazing was daily life for rich people in Islamic cities such as Baghdad?
  • Which of the early Islamic achievements has the most effect on our lives today?


Autumn Term

  • Place Value
  • Addition, Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division A
  • Fractions A

Spring Term

  • Multiplication & Division B
  • Fractions B
  • Decimals & Percentages
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Statistics

Summer Term

  • Shape
  • Position and Direction
  • Decimals
  • Negative Numbers
  • Converting Units
  • Volume


Composition notation

  • Children learn to identify the pitch and rhythm of written notes and experiment with notating their compositions, developing their understanding of staff notation.

Composition to represent the festival of colour (Holi festival)

  • Exploring the associations between music, sounds and colour; composing and performing their own musical composition to represent Holi, the Hindu festival of colour that celebrates the beginning of spring and the triumph over good and evil


  • Children are introduced to this famous genre of music and its history, and learn to identify the key features and mood of Blues music and its importance and purpose. They also get to grips with the 12-bar Blues and the Blues scale, and combine these to create an improvised piece with a familiar, repetitive backing.


In our Year 5 PE lessons, pupils extend the their understanding of games and fitness to include complex skills and tactics. Through fun, engaging activities, our pupils learn to apply more sophisticated, organised approaches to attacking and defending. 

Autumn Term

  • Football
  • Dance
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

Spring Term

  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Athletics

Summer Term

  • Gymnastics
  • OAA
  • Cricket


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