Spring Term 2017 Curriculum Information

Year 5


We will be covering these text types:

Narrative Writing

Newspaper Reports

Non-fiction Texts

English will be based around the novel, Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce and it will link to our Space theme in the first half term. In the second half term, our work will be based around text and video of Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Centre.

We will continue to develop our knowledge and use of the Spelling and Grammar required for Year 5 following the Oxford Owl Read Write Inc Scheme.

Our shared and guided reading sessions will focus on Space themed texts. The children will be encouraged to read different text types, both in school and at home. Supporting you child to learn the 'tricky' words from the Year 5/6 word list would be a good use of homework time.


We will continue to follow the Abacus Maths Scheme. The focus will be on working with bigger numbers and working with decimals. We will be solving problems involving money, looking at properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, converting measures, mixed numbers and improper fractions. We will be using and applying all our maths knowledge and skills by solving word problems.

CLJ Topic Work


Changing materials investigations followed by focusing on the Earth in Space and will cover:

Forces (gravity)

The Earth in relation to the solar system

The seasons, night and day


The children will recalk, select and organise historical information about the Space Race, astronauts and the first moon landing.


E-safety awareness

'We are bloggers'

I-Movie 'We are advertisers'

Using I-pads across the curriculum


We will learn about what Sikhs believe and the founding of the Khalsa.