Year 5

Year 5



Sonia Peacock - Assistant Head for UKS2

Kiran Samrai - Class Teacher

Tillie Muca - SEN TA

Sam Barber - SEN TA


Y5 Curriculum Overview - Autumn 2



Our whole school topic this half term is Our Home.

In Year 5, we will be focusing on UK counties and cities. See the Topic intended knowledge map for further details.



We will continue to complete our work in English through a chosen text. This half term, we will read the text ‘The Rise of Wolves’ by Kerr Thomson.

Using this story, we will complete short writing activities, comprehension, grammar activities and complete longer pieces of writing using a plan, write, edit sequence of lessons.

Guided Reading will continue every day for all the children.

Handwriting lessons and spelling lessons will continue throughout each week.



This half term we will be converting units of measure and calculating perimeter and area of composite shapes before completing a unit of work based around fractions which will involve looking at equivalent fractions, fractions which make a whole and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.



Year 5 will be continuing to work on the Science unit ‘Materials and their Properties’ this half term. We will be looking at how different materials can be dissolved and mixed together and different methods of separation. We will discover how some changes are reversible while others are irreversible. There will be lots of investigations, experiments and enquiries to complete!


Other Curriculum Areas

RE - Looking at the key question: ‘What matters most to Christians and to Humanists?’

Art – Using watercolours to recreate a scene in Chorlton in the style of Jen Orpin-an artist from Manchester

Music – Charanga unit, Ukeleles or Digital music-learning to compose a piece using Garageband.

PE – Outdoor Games

PSHCE – Zones of Regulation and ‘Keeping Safe’

Computing – Selection in Quizzes

French – Foods focusing on Fruits and Vegetables


Overview of Empowering Learning



Organise themselves and work out goals and priorities
Show personal responsibility, initiative, creativity and enterprise
Anticipate, take and manage risks
Commit themselves to learning and self-improvement                                                                                                                                                              Respond positively to change 

Effective Participator

Engage actively with issues that affect them and those around them.
Play a full part in the life of the school
Take responsible action to bring improvement for others as well as themselves
Discuss issues of concern, seeking resolution
Present a persuasive case for action
Propose practical ways forward
Try to influence others, negotiating and balancing diverse views

Resourceful Thinker

Think creatively by generating and exploring relevant ideas, and making original connections
Find links and see relationships
Explore & experiment with resources and materials
Ask ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what if’ questions
Apply imaginative thinking to solve a problem
Try different ways to tackle a problem                                                                                                                                                                                          Work with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value

Reflective  Learner

Evaluate their strengths and limitations as learners
Review their work and act on outcomes
Set themselves realistic goals and criteria for success
Monitor their own performance and progress
Invite feedback and deal positively with praise, setbacks & criticism.
Make changes to improve their learning
Communicate their learning in relevant ways to different audiences

Independent Enquirer

Gather, process and evaluate information in their investigations
Plan what to do and how to go about it
Draw conclusions and evaluate outcomes
Take informed and well-reasoned decisions, recognising that others have different beliefs and attitudes                                                                                  Use range of techniques to collect and organise information

Team Worker

Work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own role                                                                                        Listen and take account of others’ views
Form collaborative relationships, resolving issues and reaching agreed outcomes
Adapt behaviours to suit different roles and situations
Show fairness and consideration towards others


Important Dates

Friday 10th November – Remembrance assembly

w/c 13th November – Autumn Assessment Week

w/c 13th November – Anti Bullying Week

Friday 17th November – Children in Need

Wednesday 22nd and 29th November- Progress Meetings

Tuesday 12th December – Christmas Enterprise Market

Monday 18th December – UKS2 Xmas Production

Thursday 21st December 2023 – Carols by Candlelight/end of Autumn Term (early finish –2:00 pm)



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