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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 Mrs Hill & Mr Hignet.

Autumn Term in Year 5

Curriculum information


We will be reading The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and learning to:

  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • Describe settings, characters and atmosphere
  • Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech

We will also be reading The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken.


  • Place Value within 1,000,000

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Graphs and Tables

  • Multiplication and Division

  • Area and Perimeter

We will be deepening our understanding of place value up to 1,000,000; securing our ability to calculate with the four operations, and learning more about graphs and tables, and area and perimeter.


  • Living Things and their Habitats

  • Forces

We will be comparing the life cycles of different animals and learning about how plants and animals reproduce. We will also be learning to identify and explain forces including gravity, friction and air resistance.


  • Domestic Church

  • Baptism/Confirmation

  • Advent/Christmas

We will be studying topics related to ‘Ourselves’, ‘Life Choices’, and ‘Hope’, and learning about Judaism.

Art & Design

Typography and Maps

We will be exploring how we can create typography through drawing and design, and use our skills to create personal and highly visual maps.


Investigating Rivers

We will be studying the features of rivers and researching rivers around the world. We will also be undertaking fieldwork to trace the River Alt from its source in Huyton all the way to the sea.


Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

We will be learning about how Britain changed due to settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and investigating where their influence can still be found in the UK today.


AR Games

We will be designing and creating a game involving augmented reality.


Classroom Jazz

We will be learning to perform jazz pieces on the glockenspiel whilst developing our understanding of musical theory and notation.

Design and Technology

Moving Toys

We will be learning more about mechanisms such as cams and followers by designing and making our own moving toys.



We will be developing our gymnastics skills focusing on rolling and travelling.



We will be thinking about families and friendships, safe relationships, and respecting ourselves and other.


  • Phonetics 1 to 3

  • Core Vocabulary

We will be expanding our core Spanish vocabulary and continuing to develop our understanding of Spanish phonetics and pronunciation.


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