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Year 5

We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break, and are feeling refreshed and ready for all of the exciting learning we will be doing across the Summer Term. Below is an overview of our Summer Curriculum.



    Firstly, we will be looking at poetry, using the book The Highway Man as a basis. Then, we will be working around Tales of Outer Suburbia, a book of short stories that explores unexpected and fantastical situations that occur behind an average suburban façade. We will finish of the half term with The Promise, where we will create our own narratives. We will end the year with an in-depth look at Macbeth, where will will consolidate and use all of the skills we have learnt across the year.



    We are continuing to read The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook. We will also be looking at various different non-fiction texts, including texts on the ancient Greeks.



    We are continuing to learn about decimals, fractions and percentages, and the relationships between the three. After that, we will be studying Geometry, converting units of measurement and diving deep into volume and capacity.



    We are learning about human production and ageing. This project teaches children about animal life cycles, including the human life cycle. They explore human growth and development to old age, including the changes experienced during puberty and human reproduction.



    In the first half term, we will be looking at Expressionism. This project teaches children about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.

    In the second half term, we will be looking at Architecture. This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.



    In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, your child will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. They will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. To end the project, your child will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today.



    Following the Charanga scheme of work, we will be undertaking the following two topics:

    Dancing In The Street:


    Glockenspiel skills, singing solo, duet and as a group.

    Reflect, Rewind and Replay:


    Music appraisal, improvisation using voices and instruments.



    Our two units are:




    Self-recognition and self-worth

    Building self-esteem

    Safer online communities

    Rights and responsibilities online

    Online gaming and gambling

    Reducing screen time

    Dangers of online grooming SMART internet safety rules

    Changing Me


    Self and body image

    Influence of online and media on body image

    Puberty for girls

    Puberty for boys

    Conception (including IVF)

    Growing responsibility

    Coping with change

    Preparing for transition



    We will be looking at Programming across the term, including looking at Selection in quizzes and physical computing.



    We will be learning how to talk about different articles of clothing, and say what we are wearing.



    During the first half-term, our topics are orienteering (map work and using a compass) and athletics. In the second half-term, we will be playing net and wall games, such as tennis and badminton; and striking and fielding games, including rounders and cricket. We will also be undertaking a week of swimming lessons across the term.


    Our PE days are:

    Emerald – Thursday and Friday 

    Jade – Tuesday and Thursday

    Teal – Tuesday and Thursday


    We hope you are looking forward to the summer term as much as we are!


    Mr Chemelal, Miss Bottazzi, Miss Stacey and Mrs Banks.