Year 5 – Mrs Lawton


Mrs Lawton

The time is always right to do what is right

Martin Luther King JR

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Y5 Spring Term Curriculum Letter for Parents


We will provide lots of opportunities for writing ensuring handwriting is legible and correct punctuation and spelling is used at all times.

Anglo Saxon Boy

Narrative descriptions -Setting description

Narrative -.Write a short story

Recounts - Informal letter home

Non chronological reports- Biomes and Climate

Narrative: Write a play script (news report) based on The Battle of Hastings

Religious Education

RE will be taught using the diocese curriculum 'Learning and Growing as People of God'.


  • Children will learn that there are two stories of creation in the book of Genesis
  • Children will understand that being created in God’s image gives us a responsibility on this world

Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick

  • Children will learn about some of the miracles of Jesus and the work of the Church in caring for and healing the sick
  • Children will know about some places of pilgrimage and prayer for the sick


  • This unit links the Old and New Testaments in terms of preparing for the coming of Christ
  • Children will discuss the messages that proclaimed the first coming of Christ, and how they point to a second

Parables and the Sayings of Jesus

  • Children will gain a greater understanding of the Parables of Jesus
  • Explore the concept of the Kingdom of God and ways in which Christians respond to this teaching today through belonging to the Church.

Please note: we will also be covering Sacramental Preparation for those who will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion


Maths will be taught from the White Rose Scheme of Work

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction with four-digit numbers
  • Statistics – line graphs and two-way tables
  • Multiplication and division – factors, prime, square and cube numbers
  • Perimeter and Area – irregular shapes


Properties of Materials

Children will be able to -

  • Know how to group everyday materials based on properties such as solubility, transparency, conductivity, and magnetism
  • Suggest suitable materials for functions such as food prep surfaces, sound proofing or drinks bottles.
  • Compare properties such as absorbency, strength and durability.
  • Know the difference between electrical and thermal conductivity

Changes of Materials

  • Know what is meant by reversible and irreversible changes, and give examples
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Know how to separate mixtures through filtering, sieving, and evaporating


How did Britain change between the end of the Roman occupation and 1066?

Children will -

  • Know about how the Anglo-Saxons attempted to bring about law and order into the country, and research crime and punishment.
  • Know that during the Anglo-Saxon period Britain was divided into many kingdoms
  • Use a timeline to show when the Anglo-Saxons were in England.
  • Know about the significance of Sutton Hoo


Are Climates and Biomes connected?

Children will -

  • Know what is meant by biomes and what the features of a specific biome are
  • Understand what is meant by a climate zone and know what climate zone we live in, in the UK
  • Know how to use graphs to record features such as temperature or rainfall across the world
  • Understand how human activity affects climate and Climate Change


  • Music continues to be taught by Mr B.

Y5 children will begin to learn to play the ukulele!


We will be using computers to access Purple Mash software so that children can download and upload work. We will also introduce children to using Emails and Microsoft TEAMS.


French will be taught by a specialist teacher from St Margaret Ward Academy


  • Handball
  • Netball
  • Swimming


Focus on line, colour, and form. Children will re-visit shades and tones, and explore how colour choice affects atmosphere and light effects of a piece through printing and drawing.

Design and Technology

Who will win the Great Year 5 bread bake off?

Through our bread-baking journey, children will:

  • Know how to be hygienic and safe in the kitchen
  • Know how to prepare a meal by collecting ingredients
  • Know which season various foods are available for harvesting


Being Me in My World

  • Children will learn about their rights and responsibilities as British citizens
  • Children will understand democracy and relate it to their voice in school
  • Children will understand how the actions of an individual can impact on a group

Celebrating Differences  

  • Children will understand that cultural differences sometimes cause conflict, and understand what racism is
  • Be aware how rumour-spreading and name-calling can be bullying behaviours
  • Be able to explain the difference between direct and indirect bullying
  • Be able to compare their life with people in the developing world.
  • Enjoy the experience of a culture other than our own