Year Five

Year 5

In Year 5, our school curriculum includes: consolidation and practice of our red-lines; the continued development of attitudes and attributes; the ‘Come & See’ National Project for Religious Education; and, the 2014 National Curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through modules, both core and broadening, that address the prime areas of Religious Education, English, Maths and Science. The modules do not indicate lengths of time, but rather gather related themes. Within each module, the learning in the prime areas is uncovered, practiced and explored in the specific subject area and also through gaining, using and applying the knowledge, skills and understanding of other subjects of the NC, some of which will be taught discretely.

In History:

  • Baghdad as a non-European society, provides contrast to the British History of Northumbria;
  • a local history study of West View, dating from its origins in 1937.

In Geography:

  • the comparison of human and physical geography of the Rhur Valley with North East England;
  • relating physical geography to human and economic use in geographical zones;
  • developing fieldwork skills through looking at the local area.

In French (Modern Foreign Language):

  • a study of the language of classroom, lessons, sport and games;
  • a study of the language of home, rooms, food, drink and meals;
  • a study of the language of places, countries and holidays

In Computing:

  • designing and debugging programmes that accomplish specific goals;
  • understanding networks as a means of communication.

In Design & Technology

  • in cooking, examining the impact of ‘food miles’;
  • the industrial construction and use of bridges (structures).

In Art:

  • develop drawing, painting and sculpting landscapes;
  • the craft illuminated manuscripts;
  • classical architecture in Britain.

In Music:

  • Voice: KS2 choral ensemble.
  • Instrument: Penny whistle – standard rhythm and pitch notation.
  • Appreciation: the four periods of classical music – Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century.

In Physical Education:

  • the game of cricket;
  • street dancing;
  • floor work in gymnastics;
  • the pentathlon in athletics.

Some aspects of these subjects will be taught discretely and others will form the contexts for learning in the prime areas, but all can be supported through research and conversation at home, and visits that family may enjoy during the year.

Red lines of learning

By year five, children should be using accurately all of the skills below in their learning at home and school. 

RE Physical/ handwrite Read Write Maths Science
Know that God loves each one of us  Hold pencil Phase 1 phonics;read own name Write own name Name numbers; sorting Demonstrate curiosity
Offer praise, thanksgiving and petition prayerfully about own life  Dressing independently; correct formation of all cursive letter Phase 4 phonics;read 48 phonemes Spell 48 graphemes Count & group objects, read, write and order numbers to 20 Ask an ‘enquiry question’ and pursue
Can recite individually the ‘Our Father’  Controlled cutting; cursive script Phonics phase 5;read 100 key words Spell 100 key words; simple sentences Know all number facts + and – within 20 Accurately describe observations
Retell the Christmas and Easter stories Physical control (strong sitting) Phonics phase 6;fluent reader  Sequence sentences Know all table facts to 12×12 Cause and effect – make comparative statements
Find texts using Biblical referencing Printing of labels . . . Comprehend range of texts Framing ideas Understanding and use of ‘base 10’ number system Predict because of observation and theory e.g. apply to a new situation (I think x will happen because…)
Identify the symbols of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation Fluent (quick & accurate) writing (65 letters per minute) Skim & scan speed reading Précis  Accurate use of written calculations for  4 operations Fair testing – evidenced and communicated using scientific vocabulary and conventions

The attitudes and attributes that our children will be encouraged to develop this year are:

RESPECT: Explain, Present, Purpose, Investigation, Collaboration, Systems