Class 5


Welcome to Class 5 with Ms. Burry and Ms. McDonnagh

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Reading, Writing and Maths in Year 5:


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Curriculum for Autumn 2022

Autumn 1

RE: Creation

Reading: Storytime - Why the Whales Came; Non-Fiction: Why is California so Thirsty? Poetry: Blach History (Windrush)

Writing: Fiction: Settings (Sherlock Holmes); Informal Diary (Hy the Whales Came); Non-Fiction: Why is California so Thirsty (Geography); Fiction: The Story of Al Mansur

Maths: Number and Place Value: Numbers to 1 000 000; Calculations: Addition and Subtraction

Relationships and Health:

  • Pastoral Mentor Role
  • Establish Worry Box system in class

PSHE (Inc. Online Safety):

Online Safety - Online Protection

Citizenship, Economic & Mental Wellbeing:

  • British Values - Intro
  • Breaking Law
  • Pupil Mentor Role
  • Feeling Safe (book: The Invisible String)
  • Speak Out Stay Safe (NSPCC)
  • Local Democracy
  • School Council Elections

History: Islamic Civilisations  - Baghdad - The Round City

Geography: Water - Why is California so Thirsty?

Science: Properties of Materials

Computing: Computing systems and networks – Sharing information

Art & Design: D&T Focus

Design& Tech: Textiles:  Combining different fabric shapes

French: Phonetics 2&3 and Core Vocabulary

Music: Use layering as a composition tool

PE: Gaelic Football


Autumn 2

RE: God's Covenants

Reading: Storytime - Why the Whales Came; Fiction: Class Novel; Non-Fiction: Anles & Saxons; Plays: Christmas Carol

Writing: Fiction: Windrush Child; Horus & Seth; Whay the Whales Came; Non-Fiction: How to we know about the Anglo Saxons?

Maths: Calculations: Multiplication and Division; Calculations: Word Problems; Statistics: Graphs

Relationships and Health:

  • Differences should be celebrated as enriching to a community; healthy lifestyle choices.

 PSHE (Inc. Online Safety):

Online Safety: Online Communication

Citizenship, Economic & Mental Wellbeing:

  • National Democracy
  • Parliament
  • Anti-bullying
  • Working Together (book: The Juice Box Bully - Anti-Bullying)
  • I Belong (book: Strellaluna)

History: Angles & Saxons

Geography: Oceans

Science: Changes of Materials

Computing: Creating media – Vector drawing

Art & Design: Formal Elements of Art: Architecture

Design& Tech: Art focus

French: Dates

Music: Understand the different demands of live V recorded singing

PE: Gaelic Football