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Year 5 Curriculum



Autumn 1


Autumn 2


Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2




Place Value

( 3 weeks)


Number: addition and subtraction

( 3 weeks)

Number: multiplication and division

( 4 weeks)



( 2 weeks)


( 5 weeks)



( 1 week)


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( 3 weeks)


Angles( 2 weeks)

Shape ( 2 weeks)

Position and direction ( 1 week)


Number: primes ( 1 week)


Measures: Converting units

( 2 weeks)

Perimeter and Area

 ( 1 week)


 ( 1 week)


Consolidation and review

9 2 weeks)



Poetry: Free verse and perform – If by Rudyard Kipling



Story Writing:

 Legends 3 Weeks


Poetry: Cinquains




Recount: Biography

(change RE to inspirational people )

RE read about poetry


Explanation: Link to phenomenon in Science – must come post learning

‘physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle



Book Focus

Suspense and Mystery (4 Weeks)

Develop skills of building up atmosphere

Persuasion (3 weeks) Show through a range of writing and understanding of how persuasive writing can be adapted for different purposes and audiences




(2 week)

Detailed instructions with clear introduction and conclusion


Take One Poet – Poetry Appreciation.

Research a particular poem. Personal responses to poetry. Recite Familiar poems by heart. The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Poetry – (1 Week) Read write and perform free verse

 Reports (2 Weeks)

Write a report in the form of an information leaflet, in which two or more subjects are compared


Book Focus 2 weeks Wonder by RJ Palacio

Fiction from our Literary Heritage (5 Weeks)

Explore a text in detail. Write in the style of the author to complete sections of the stories.  Take the plot and theme from the text to plan and write their own contemporary version




Discussion (2 Weeks)

Write up a balanced discussion presenting two sides of an argument, following a debate.

Poetry – (1 Week)

Rap Poetry Jump up by John Agard Experiment writing your own raps





Set text


The Legend of King Arthur


Wonder by R J Palacio


The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

CS Lewis


Class Reader

The Boy in the girls Bathroom

by Louis Sachar

Journey to Jo’burg

By Beverley Naidoo 


Eva Ibbotson





Matilda by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl

Frog Spell by C J Busby

Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson

Through a Window by Wendy Body

Playing with words:Sound Effect Poems by Brian Mosesd

Tales of Robin Hood by Geraldine McCaughrean

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

 The Firework makers’ daughter by Phillip Pullman

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross

Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets by J K Rowling 

Magical Stories from India by Pratima Mitchell

Storied from Different Culture by Wendy Body


The Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Matthews

Buried Alive by Jacqueline Wilson

One dog and his boy by Eva Ibbotson

The BFG by Roald Dahl

There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Rap with Rosen by Michael Rosen

Stories and Extracts from David Orme



Animals including humans

Describe the changes over a human’s life time.

Puberty and compare.
Research gestation of animals and compare to humans. 

  Properties of materials



Uses of everyday material

Reversible and irreversible changes 


Living Things and Their habitat

Life cycle of a mammal,

 amphibian, insect and bird

Reproduction in plants and animals



Air resistance

Water resistance


Use of mechanisms, levers pulleys and gears

Earth and Space

Movement of the earth and other plants relative to the sun.

Movement of moon in relations to the earth.

Earth's rotation to explain day and night.






Why do some people inspire others
(12 hours)


 What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

(8 hours)

 Why is pilgrimage important to some religious believers?

(8 hours)


What does it mean to be a muslim?

(12 hours)




We are game developers


We are cryptographers


We are artists


are web developers


We are bloggers


We are architects

Values PSHE

Say No To Bullying

SRE x 3 Weeks


Healthy Choices

Drugs & Alcohol

Living in Luton

Luton Tigers


Moving On




Britain’s settlement by Anglo –Saxons and Scots

 The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor















Location Knowledge

British Geography

London and The South East South West
Northern Island





 World Geography

Mediterranean Europe and Eastern Europe


 World Maps


Scales, hemispheres and Mountains



School subjects


School building


Descriptions of teachers

School uniform

Transport: Je vais à l’école à pieds / en voiture / en bus

Christmas : a Christmas story

Tell the time: Quelle heure est-il?

Learn basic daily routine verbs

Healthy eating + healthy living



Adverbs of frequency

Il faut + il ne faut pas


My home: Où habites-tu?

Rooms in the house

Objects in the house

ER verbs (grammar)

Story: Les trois petits cochons

La Francophonie: French-speaking countries in the world (spoken presentation).



Don't stop belivevin

Bells Ring Out

Classroom Jazz 1

Benjamin Britten – A tragic story


Reflect,Rewind and Replay



Electronics/ electrical

Making torches

Cooking and Nutrition

 Making Salsa or soup

Healthy eating

Shopping and sourcing

Cutting techniques- bridge cut, claw cut, chopping and grating




Cams, levers, pulleys and gears 

Create a moving toy –

Creating jinx frame- joining wood



Water/ Mountains

Stimulus/artist study:



Canal folk art

Media: 3D

 block printing




Stimulus/artist study

Andy Goldsworthy

Anthony Gormley – Another Place on Crosby Beach and Angel of the North Media :3D /environmental collage structure

Digital photographic recording



Stimulus /Art study :

The Bayeux tapestry

Tapestry wall hangings

Modern day art narratives such as the Overlord Tapestry, millennium project etc

Media : Textiles and or  collage



Invasion Games - Rugby/Netball Based 

Gymnastics Matching, Mirroring & Contrast 

Dance & Routine 

Net & Wall Games -  Badminton/Tennis 

Athletics – Running/Jumping/Throwing 

Striking & Fielding Games - Cricket 


Enabling Enterprise 2.5 Days

Active Minds

Careers Fair

Enabling Enterprise 2.5 Days



Enabling Enterprise 2.5 Days

Going Live