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Below is a summary of the main units of work covered in year 5Click here to visit the school curriculum page, which gives more detail about each curriculum area.

Summer Term


During this term, we will be studying the Ancient Greeks and learning about their legacy. In this topic, we will explore and make our own Greek street food and write versions of famous Greek myths. Later, we will move on to look at all things Space - learning about the solar system, important figures from the Space Race and making exhibits for own Space Museum. In PE this term, we will focus on cricket and athletics and Spanish sees us learning how to speak about the solar system in Spanish. 

Spring Term

Spring term sees year 5 start our first History topic, all about the Chinese Shang Dynasty! We will be looking at what people have discovered using ancient artefacts found in burial tombs, trying Chinese watercolour brushstrokes during Art and writing about The Firework-Maker's Daughter during Literacy. In our Book Talk sessions, we will be looking at non-fiction books related to the Shang Dynasty. In RE, we will be looking at what people can learn from Sikh stories, PSHE sees us trying to understand how to be healthy, Science is all about forces and in Spanish we will be describing people and animals. Our PE this term, we will be finishing our swimming, starting handball and building our Drumba skills! We also hope to enrich our DT topic about sculpture with a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.




Autumn Term

Our Autumn term is set to be busy and exciting! Our Geography will focus on retail in the local area, with a couple of trips out to visit and survey the shops. In Art, we will study the artist Chuck Close to see the various techniques that he used in his work and try to replicate these methods ourselves! Our Spanish work will focus on how to describe the weather, RE will begin our first look at Sikhism and Science will be focussing on life cycles, reproduction in plants, and human development to old age.   We will be reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells as well as other spooky stories including Scream Street and Coraline.