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Year 5


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.


Thursday 14th September (Mr Winter)

Thursday 21st September (Mr Nichol)

Helmsley Castle, North Yorkshire


Friday 13th October (Mr Mr Winter)

Thursday 19th October (Mr Nichol)

Silksworth Athletics Track, Sunderland & Durham Castle


Wednesday 15th November (Mr Winter)

Thursday 16th November (Mr Nichol)

Discovery Museum. Newcastle

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children in Year 5 will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of ‘1066 and All That’ learning about the four key people who laid claim to the British throne, the Battle of Hastings and Norman Castles. They will also be studying Capital Cities - locating them on maps, identifying features and reading six figure grid references.

In English they will be studying the novels ‘There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ by Louis Sachar, as well as ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be investigating ‘Properties & Changes of Materials’ and studying ‘Forces’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Helmsley Castle, North Yorkshire, September 2017