Year 5



Curriculum Map Year 5

5K/5G Summer 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We cannot believe that  we are in the final term!

Summer Topic: This term we will be  looking at the Tudors. We will be linking our learning   to a book by Patrice Lawrence called ‘Diver’s Daughter’. This looks at the adventures and experiences of a fictional black Tudor girl called Eve but is based on the true story of a character called Jacques Francis. We will look at Tudor monarchs and then at the Globe   Theatre.  

English:  We will press on with lots of grammar so that the children will be well prepared for starting year 6 after the summer. We will look at reported speech, relative clauses, brackets, dashes, semi colon and colons and we will continue to review subordinate clauses and to revise what was studied in previous terms.

Maths: We are continuing to follow the White Rose scheme of work, so this term we aim to cover fractions, fractions of amounts, decimals and percentages, problem solving, measures, distances, 3 D shapes and co-ordinates in 4 quadrants.   Children need to have secure times table and arithmetic knowledge so that they can start applying this to problems.  

Most children are now secure with their times tables, but it is  vital that  they are fluent with these as it makes it very difficult for them to perform the complex arithmetic as calculators are not allowed. 

Science: We are looking this term at living things and their habitats.

RE: We will be following units from ‘The Way, the Truth and the Life’.  

PSHE:   After Half Term,  we will be following the Year 5 Catholic Journey  of Love programme.

Homework:    Children are expected to read for 20 minutes, at least 5 times a week. When they read they should record the date and page numbers in their books. When they finish a book, they must write at least a page explaining why they liked or did not like a book. There will also always  be spellings   and a writing task, together with mymaths.  All homework is now set and completed on the google classroom.

It is school policy to set homework and for your child to complete it. The homework  consolidates work we have done in class and encourages independence.  Your child should not spend more than 20 minutes on any individual homework .

Class Routines:

Monday                                   Science ( 5K)

Tuesday                                  ICT

Wednesday                             Science, PE (5G) 

Thursday                                 PE (5K),  RE ( 5K/5G),  Science ( 5G)

Friday                                      Music ( 5K/5G)

Dates for your diary:

Thursday  6th May.                            INSET DAY/PARENT & TEACHER MEETINGS

Friday 28th May                                 BREAK UP for HALF TERM

Wednesday 23rd June                         Photographer

Week Beginning 28th June                 Sports Week

Tuesday 29th June                               Barbecue Lunch

Friday 9th July                                     Reports out

Tuesday 13th July                                Parent Teacher Meeting – if requested

Tuesday 20th July                                International, Day

Thursday 22nd July                              Last day  of term for children  


Contact with teacher:  You can email me with any concerns or let me know at the end of the day.    

These children have lots of enthusiasm for learning, so please continue to   support and encourage them in their studies. 

Best wishes,


Sarah Killick                                       Annette Gordon

Summer newsletter Year 5 (2021)

Spring Term Curriculum


Core texts: Migration by Mike Unwin and Jenni Desmond,

Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. 

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Migrations – Open Hearts, Open Borders, by Various Authors

 Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This Morning I met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo

One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay


Skills:  Reading and research skills, Year 5 Curriuculum grammar targets

Text types:  Newspaper writing and report writing, storytelling, and persuasive writing.




Area and perimeter

Multiplication and Division




Properties and their materials

Changing states



Rivers and Mountains



Artist studies: Monet and Hokusai



Cs First coding



The wider world and citizenship



Following The Way, The Truth and the Light Curriculum focusing on inspirational people and living the beatitudes