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:

  • Play the Penny Whistle with accuracy, fluency, control and expression, using and understanding standard pitch and rhythm notation to perform in solo and ensemble contexts;
  • appreciate and understand music drawn from great composers by listening with attention to detail and recall sounds to identify key families and instruments of the orchestra and compose variations on a given theme;
  • to perform in the genre of musical theatre: communicating the story and emotion through words, music, movement and technical aspects as an integrated whole by being a member of a cast and working together to communicate a message;
  • continue to develop an understanding of the history of music and works of the great composers by exploring the Classical Period (1750-1830).

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. 

REPhysical/ handwriteReadWriteMathsScience
Know that God loves each one of us Hold pencilPhase 1 phonics;read own nameWrite own nameName numbers; sortingDemonstrate curiosity
Offer praise, thanksgiving and petition prayerfully about own life Dressing independently; correct formation of all cursive letterPhase 4 phonics;read 48 phonemesSpell 48 graphemesCount & group objects, read, write and order numbers to 20Ask an ‘enquiry question’ and pursue
Can recite individually the ‘Our Father’ Controlled cutting; cursive scriptPhonics phase 5;read 100 key wordsSpell 100 key words; simple sentencesKnow all number facts + and – within 20Accurately describe observations
Retell the Christmas and Easter storiesPhysical control (strong sitting)Phonics phase 6;fluent reader Sequence sentencesKnow all table facts to 12×12Cause and effect – make comparative statements
Find texts using Biblical referencingPrinting of labels . . .Comprehend range of textsFraming ideasUnderstanding and use of ‘base 10’ number systemPredict 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 ConfirmationFluent (quick & accurate) writing (65 letters per minute)Skim & scan speed readingPrécis Accurate use of written calculations for  4 operationsFair 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

Core Module One
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
 Recognise ourselves as both unique individuals and as one humanity.Recognise devices to build cohesion within a paragraph. Read numbers to at least 1 000 000 & recognise the value of each digit.*Observe and record the phases of the moon for a month
 Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph.Relate numbers to 1,000,000 to the base 10 number system. Engaging with the world: recognise common materials e.g. wood, plastic, glass etc.
Explore our own experiences and feelings about our obvious unity..   Ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.Write any numbers to at least 1 000 000 and explain the value of each digit.Experience, observe and record properties of common materials, e.g. hardness, transparency etc.
Relate Colossians 3: 10-11 and 12-17; Genesis 1: 26-31 to being made in the image of God.Use knowledge of writing rules to read for spelling and punctuation errors.Use and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 & be aware of the value of each digit.*Compare shadow lengths over the course of a month
Core Module Two
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Identify and rejoice in the gifts God has given me.Identify the purpose of retrieving, recording & presenting key information from non-fiction.Identify the value of positive and negative in the number system.Identify that there is a scientific strategy of identifying and classifying materials.
Discuss strategies for retrieving, recording & presenting key information from non-fiction. Tabular form Investigate strategies for counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.Identify that the properties of material can be chemical and physical.
 Share my God given qualities for the common good.Retrieve and record information from non-fiction text collaboratively. Written formCount forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.Differentiate between chemical and physical properties.
Retrieve, record and independently present information from non-fiction.Interpret negative numbers in context.*Observe and record the darkening of the days for a week
Core Module Three
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 Discover in the Sacrament of Baptism a call to service (Servant King). Discover the style of writing required to describe setting, characters and atmosphere.Re-visit the formal written methods used in column addition and subtraction.Investigate common materials and discover their chemical properties e.g. solubility, combustibility etc   
 Describe setting, characters and atmosphere.  Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits including using formal written methods (columnar addition).
 Explore and develop my own feelings about commitment: who is serving/being served and ultimately the vocation of marriage as a call to service.Develop description to incorporate                                                                           sentence structure that indicates degrees of possibility using adverbs (e.g. perhaps, surely)     *Observe and record the phases of the moon for a month
Use descriptive writing to present information retrievedAdd and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.
Core Module Four
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 Realise the importance of Ephesians 4: 11-13, 15; Proverbs 31: 10-29; John 6; 15, 18: 33-38; Luke 4: 1 to the Sacrament of Marriage.  Realise the availability of, and familiarise themselves with a wide range of booksKnow and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, and composite (non-prime numbers).Investigate physical properties of common materials e.g. conductivity (electrical and thermal) and their response to magnets
 Read exerts from a variety of books and check that exerts make sense to them, discussing their understanding & exploring the purpose of the words in context Identify the purpose of all multiples and factors including finding all factor pairs of a number, & common factors of two numbers. 
 Understand and rejoice in the importance of the Sacrament of Marriage to Christians – Married couples are an outward sign of the grace poured into the whole community.Read exerts from a variety of books and check that they understand exerts, summarising the main idea drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.Understand multiplication of numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number using formal written method.Understand long multiplication to solve numbers up to 4 digits by 2 digits. *Compare shadow lengths over the course of a month
Utilise knowledge of the Sacrament of Marriage to share its importance to the commitments of the church.Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those that they can read themselves.Utilise knowledge and understanding of multiplication, including factors, multiples, squares and cubes to solve problems
Core Module Five
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 Judaism – Investigate the Jewish Feast of Passover: Exodus12: 1-8, 11-14 to see the attitude to the Feast of Passover; Discover the Covenant of Passover and its continuing promise for Jesus; Respect the consequence of Passover in the story of Exodus; Respond by making the link with Christian recognition of the Promise fulfilled by Jesus’s sacrifice (First born killed to redeemInvestigate audience and purpose selecting appropriate form and use other similar writing as a model.Re-visit the formal written method for short division and divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number.*Observe and record the darkening of the days for a week
Collaboratively give reasons for selecting appropriate forms of writing fit for audience and present information.Interpret then reason remainders appropriately.
  Devise an overview to Islamic Beliefs and Festivals: Look at the importance of the month of Ramadan in the Islamic Calendar;  Discover the rules around Ramadan and its importance; Respect the breaking of the fast with the celebration of Eid; Respond by making the links with the Christian seasons of waiting (Advent), Penitence (Lent) and their following feasts. Use further organisational devices to structure text and to guide the reader (e.g. headings, bullet points, underlining).Read and write decimals numbers and then devise them as fractions e.g. 0.71 as 71/100.Hypothesise outcomes.
*Observe and record the phases of the moon for a month
 Present further organisational devices to structure text and to guide the reader (e.g. headings, bullet points, underlining).Compare, order and present fractions whose denominations are all multiples of the same number.Reason what makes a fair test.
Core Module Six
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
 Explore experiences of waiting.Understand the relationship between root words, prefixes and suffixes.Understand the place of the decimal point to read and write numbers with up to 3 decimal places. Devise a fair test to compare and observe chemical and physical properties of materials. 
Sequence new words using a variety of root words, suffixes and prefixes.Sequence numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
Reveal why Advent is a time for waiting, what are we waiting for?  Relate new words into context. Classify the value of numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
Solve problems which require relating percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.
Core Module Seven
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  Convert adjectives and nouns into verbs using suffixes. (e.g.-ate, -ise and –ify.)Convert between different units of metric measurement (e.g. km/m, cm/mm, cm/m, g/kg and l/ml.Record the results of observations of chemical and physical properties.
 Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm & m.
 Link the scriptures that refer to the coming of the Messiah: Isaiah 25: 8-9 and 9: 2-3, 6-7, Jeremiah 33: 14-16, Psalm 27: 13-14 with those for the second coming.   Utilise commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity. Calculate the area of rectangles (including squares) & including standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) Re-test
Compare the area of rectangles (including squares) & including standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2)
Core Module Eight
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
Rejoice that Jesus, the one who was waited for in hope, was born and distinguish how his coming has shaped our lives. Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs. (e.g. perhaps, surely etc.)  Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.Classify the materials from results of observations of chemical and physical properties and relate to use.
  Measure and draw given angles in degrees.
Respond: Share how the coming of Christ has shaped Christian lives and how Christians live in hope for Him to come again.Measure and draw given angles in degrees.
Broadening Module One
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
   Recognise that we are people of God, united in the journey of faith/life experience and in care for one another.    Continue to read, recognise and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or text books.Read, write order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and recognise that they are part of the base ten number system.Review moon diary. Raise questions, discuss potential flaws in recording evidence and reliability of results.
  Recommend books that they have read to their peers, giving reasons for their choices.  Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000. Engaging with the world: recognise the Earth, Sun, Moon and other planets of the solar system.
    Explore our own experience and feelings about our journey of faith/life experience and care for one another.Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across a paragraph.Round any numbers up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000.    Experience, observe and record the movements of the Moon and Sun in relation to the earth (shadows and moon shapes).
Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis.Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
Handwriting: Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed by: Choosing which shape of letter to use when given choices and deciding whether or not to join specific letters; Choosing the writing implement that is best suited for the task.Spelling: Use the first three of four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary; use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words; use a thesaurus. Words ending in –able and –ible.
Broadening Module Two
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
    Relate Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11; Luke 4: 14-22; Luke 5 27-32; John 17: 11-12, 20-23COMPREHENSION Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, & justifying inferences with evidence.Identify the value of positive and negative in the number system.Identify that there is a scientific strategy for identifying the movement of the earth, sun, moon and other planets of the solar system.
Predicting what might happen from details sated and implied.  Investigate strategies for counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.  
Asking questions to improve their understanding.Count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.   Understand that the movement of the earth in relation to the sun and moon dictate day and night.
Provide reasoned justification for their views.Interpret negative numbers in context.
Spelling: Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer.
Broadening Module Three
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
 Identify and rejoice in my place within the diocese and our joint journey of faith.  COMPOSITIONIn narratives identify and describe settings, characters and atmosphere and integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action.    Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.    Investigate why the movement of the earth in relation to the sun and moon dictate day and night.
  Select appropriate grammar and vocab, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.   
     Share my experience of my faith with other Christian faiths.Assess the effectiveness of their own and others writing.Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.   Hypothesise outcomes.
Propose changes to grammar, vocab and punctuation to enhance effects and to clarify meaning.Solve comparisons, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
Composition: Note and Develop initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary; In writing narratives, consider how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to and seen performed.DT Study 2: Bridges.
Broadening Module Four
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
 Recognise that we remember and rejoice the life of Christ through the Eucharist   COMPREHENSIONLearning a wide range of poetry by heart. Establish where a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers to 19 Reason what makes a fair test, then devise a fair test to observe and record the movements of the Moon and Sun in relation to the earth (shadows and moon shapes).
   Preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tine and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.  Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers and the notation for squared 2 and cubed 3
    Explore our own experiences of remembering and rejoicing in the life of Christ through the Eucharist (FHC, Mass)  Discuss and evaluate how authors use language including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader. Solve problems including multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems including simple rates.
Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.Multiply and divide numbers drawing upon known facts.
Spellings: Use of the hyphenSkinny: Art 3: Architecture – Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren. PE Study 2: Street Dance
Broadening Module Five
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
      Relate Exodus 13:3; Luke 22: 14-20; Eucharistic prayers to remembering the life of Christ.     COMPREHENSIONReading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes.Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.Re-test and compare results.
  Identifying themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing.  Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these including understanding the meaning of the equals sign.
    Identify and rejoice in the Eucharist.  Making comparisons within and across books.Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.Engaging with the World: recognise unsupported objects fall towards the earth.
Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary.Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.Experience, observe and record that unsupported objects fall towards the earth.
Spelling: words with the -ei sound after ‘c’Skinny: History: The study of Baghdad (circa AD 900) as a non-European society that provides contrasts with British History. COMP Study 2: Computer networks. PE Study 1: Cricket
Broadening Module Six
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
 Share my experience of the Eucharist for the common good. (Ecumenism).      Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion.Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert them from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.Identify that the force at play is gravity.
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and multiples of the same number.  Identify that there are other forces that can affect the speed of objects falling to the earth due to gravity.  
Explore experiences of giving.Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, why, whose, that o,an omitted relative pronoun.Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.Investigate that there are other forces that can affect the speed of objects falling to the earth due to gravity.
Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (e.g. later) place (eg nearby) number (eg firstly) and tense choice (eg he had seen her before).Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.Identify that there are mechanisms that allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Spelling: words containing the –string –oughGeography Study 2: Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator etc
Broadening Module Seven
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   Reveal why is Lent a time for giving?    Precise longer paragraphs.Recognise the % symbol and understand that % relates to ‘number or parts per hundred’ and write % as a fraction with denominator hundred, and as a decimal fraction.Investigate that there are mechanisms that allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
 Ensure correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register.  Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.  Hypothesise outcomes.
   Link the scriptures to ‘the Son of Man’ giving his life as a ‘ransom for many’Matthew 26: 14-16, 20-25; 28: 1-10; Mark 14: 1-11, 32-46, Mark 15: 1-15, 21-41; Luke 4: 1-12, John 13:33-35; John 20: 1-10Understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pound and pints.Reason what makes a fair test.
Perform their own composition, using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear. Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure using decimal notation, including scaling. Devise a fair test to compare and observe the affects other forces can have on gravity. Record Results.
Spellings: words with silent letters.
Broadening Module Eight
R.E.EnglishMathsScience
  Rejoice that the only perfect sacrifice is the one that Christ offered on the cross as a total offering to the Father’s love and for our salvation.  Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words that are often confused.Estimate volume (e.g. using 1cm3 blocks to build cubes and cuboids) and capacity (e.g. using water)Devise a fair test to compare and observe the affects some mechanisms can have on force. Record Results.
  Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them  Solve problems involving converting between units of time.Re-test
Respond: Share that by uniting ourselves with this sacrifice we can make our lives a sacrifice to God.Spell words with silent letters.Perform simple calculations based on exchange rates.         Classify other forces that can affect the speed of gravity and mechanisms that allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
   Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically.Use simple financial information to plan and manage a basic budget
Make comparisons between prices when deciding what is best value for money
Describe how having a job will allow me to achieve certain goals in my life including financial ones.