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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Year 5 that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Miss Jude, Mrs Brown & Mrs Ashton.

Summer Term in Year 5

Curriculum information


We will be reading The Paperbag Prince by Colin Thompson and learning to:

  • Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph
  • Choose the appropriate register
  • Enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • Use modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

We will also be exploring non-fiction texts about materials, North America and Ancient Maya, and reading The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie.


  • Decimals


  • Properties of Shapes


  • Position and Direction


  • Converting Units

  • Volume and Capacity

We will be deepening our understanding of decimals; learning more about properties of shapes; measuring volume and capacity; converting units; and exploring position and direction.


  • Properties and Changes of Materials

We will be identifying, comparing and classifying the properties of materials, and exploring mixtures, solutions and reversible and irreversible changes to materials and states of matter.


  • Pentecost
  • Reconciliation
  • Universal Church

We will be studying topics related to ‘Transformation’, ‘Freedom and Responsibility’, and ‘Stewardship’.

Art & Design

Famous Fashions

We will learning about the skills and techniques of fashion design and studying the life of work of great designers including Vivienne Westwood.


North America

We will be learning about the physical and human geography of the countries that make up the continent of North America and drawing comparisons with countries and regions in Europe.


Ancient Maya

We will learning about the civilisation of Ancient Maya and comparing its customs, rituals and achievements with those of Britain during the same period.


STEM Challenges

We will be tackling stem challenges involving code, maths, art, DT and problem solving.


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

We will be learning about the features of old school hip-hop and developing our understanding of beat, pitch, tempo and timbre.

Design and Technology


We will be developing our understanding of cooking and nutrition by learning to make our own bread.


Striking and Fielding

We will be developing our striking and fielding skills by playing cricket.


Health and Well-Being

We will be learning about how to look after our physical health, thinking about growing and changing; and exploring the ways of keeping safe.


  • Do You Have a Pet?

  • At the Cafe

We will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary to include language relating to pets and ordering items of food, and continuing to develop our understanding of Spanish phonetics and pronunciation.


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