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St Agatha's Catholic

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Learning Together in God's Love

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Year 5

Please see the table below for an outline of this year's curriculum for Year 5. For further information, Home Learning and a copy of the Knowledge Organiser, please access your child's Teams account. 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

Class Novel

Bronze and Sunflower – Cao WenxuanThe Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson BurnettTBC

English

Narrative poems; Biographies;

Stories from another culture

Non-chronological reports; Diaries;

Leaflets;

Balanced arguments

Greek myths;

Balanced arguments;

Playscripts;

Odes

MathematicsNumber and Place Value;
Addition and Subtraction;
Multiplication and Division;
Word Problems;
Statistics: Graphs
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages;
Geometry - Properties of Shapes
Geometry - Position and Direction;
Measurements;
Area and Perimeter;
Volume;
Roman Numerals

Religious Education (RE)

Creation; 
God's Covenants
Inspirational People;
Reconciliation
Life in the Risen Jesus;
Other Faiths (Islam and Judaism)

Science

Forces and Mechanisms: Contact and non-contact forces;

Gravity;

Mass and Weight; Discovering gravity; important scientists; Friction;

Air resistance;

Water resistance; Mechanisms; l

evers, pulleys,

gears;

Investigating forces and mechanisms;

Working scientifically; Identifying and classifying; Observing changes over time;

Comparative tests; Research;

Pattern seeking

Properties and Changes of Materials: Properties of materials;

Thermal conductivity; Measuring temperature; Thermal insulators;

Solubility;

Heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures; Sieving;

Filtration;

Evaporation;

Separating unusual mixtures;

Reversible and irreversible changes;

Innovative materials; Working scientifically; Identifying and classifying; Observing changes over time;

Comparative tests; Research;

Pattern seeking

Food chains and webs;

Life cycles;

Plant reproduction;

Growing plants;

Modern farming;

Animal life cycles;

Stages and processes;

Classifying mammals;

Mammalian life cycles;

Interpreting scatter graphs;

Human life cycle;

Human gestation stage;

Human juvenile stage;

Human adolescent stage;

Venn diagrams;

Interpreting line graphs;

Human ageing;

Working scientifically;

Observing changes over time; Identifying and classifying;

Pattern seeking;

Comparative test;

Research

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Being me in my World;
Celebrating Differences
Dreams and Goals;
Healthy Me
Relationships;
Changing Me

History

Ancient China;

Timelines and chronology; Shang Dynasty;

Sources and artefacts;

Oracle bones and religious beliefs;

Bronze Age in ancient China; Historical enquiry;

Everyday life;

Warfare;

Significant individual – Di Xin; End of the Shang Dynasty; Bronze Ages around the world;

Life after the Shang Dynasty; Legacy

Dig for Victory

Ancient Greek periods: Minoan civilisation;

Mycenaean civilisation;

Dark Age;

Archaic period;

Classical period;

Hellenistic period;

Chronology and timelines; Primary and secondary sources;

City states;

Democracy;

Role of men and women; Social hierarchy;

Great Athenians;

the Acropolis;

Greek art;

culture;

architecture;

philosophy;

medicine;

mathematics;

Olympic Games;

Alexander the Great;

End of the Greek Empire; Legacy

Geography

Investigating Our World: Ordnance Survey maps;

Contour lines;

Six-figure grid references; Time zones;

Climate zones;

Vegetation belts;

Biomes;

Human geography;

World cities;

Sustainable manufacturing processes;

Relatives locations and distances;

Transport networks; Settlement hierarchy; Local enquiry;

Fieldwork

Land use in the UK;

Allotments;

Farming in the UK;

Maps;

Grid references;

Climate zones;

Physical features of North and South America;

Farming in North and South America;

Food transportation

Interpreting geographical sources

Computing

Computing Systems and Networks;
Creating media - vector drawing
Programming - Physical computing;
Creating media - video editing
Programming - Digital;
Date and Information

Physical Education (PE)

Indoor: Dance;
Outdoor: Tennis and Netball
Indoor: Gymnastics;
Outdoor: Tag Rugby
Indoor: Badminton and OAA;
Outdoor: Athletics and Cricket

Art and Design

Tints, Tones and Shades: Colour theory;

Colour wheel;

Mixing tints, shades and tones;

Landscapes.

Taotie: Taotie motifs; Casting methods; Watercolour

Still life; Line, Light and Shadows: Continuous line drawing; Significant artists: Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt;

Shading techniques; Drawing on black paper; Black and white photography;

Nature's Art: Land art; Natural materials;

Relief sculpture; Installations

Mixed Media: Paper crafts; Papermaking; Paper, fabric, mixed media and surreal photo collage;

Mixed media artwork;

Expression: Expressionist art movement;

Significant artist: Edvard Munch; Portrait photography;

Expression;

Self-portraits

Design and Technology (DT)

Moving Mechanisms: Pneumatic systems; Joining and finishing; Iterative design process; Building pneumatic machine prototypesSeasonality; Eat the Seasons: Cooking; Nutrition

Architecture: Architecture over time; Greek architecture;

Structural support, stiffness and stability;

Computer-aided design; Building design;

Mixed Media: Fabric and mixed media collage; Stitching and embellishment

Music

Composing music for The English National Opera;
Carol Service
RecorderRecorder

Spanish

CitySpaceDescribing people
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