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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Y5 Curriculum

Spring 2 2023

This is what Year 5 will be covering in the second half of the Spring term


We are going to be looking at fiction and non-fiction writing.

For non-fiction, we will be looking at instructions. This will be a cross-curricular learning development through DT and History.  

We will also be looking at persuasive arguments-The ability to show both sides clearly and fluently with the use of formal language to support ideas. 

We will also look at improving our oracy skills through drama pieces and presenting work in front of the class. 


This half-term we will have heavy focus on fractions, closely followed by percentage and decimals. We will be looking at adding, subtracting and converting. We will also cover measurement and area. 

Through daily maths sessions we will develop angle skills as well as translation skills-building onto reflecting shapes with coordinates. 

In all areas of maths, we will be applying our knowledge to word problems.


We will delve into our new topic exploring the Vikings and Anglo-Saxon. We will explore their history, how it impacted the country and world we leave in today and hypothesise unanswered questions. Throughout the topic children will develop investigation techniques, questioning and reasoning. They will have many opportunities to immerse themselves into the life of a Viking and bring a personal flair to this topic. 


In geography we are exploring countries around the world. We will look at the different continents, oceans and countries. We wil explore climate change and the equator and how these can effect the countries around the world. A key learning aspect is to broaden the children's understanding of the wider world and how places differ from one another but may also have similarities of key links. 


We have started looking at the lifecycles of different species of animal and plants. The children will continue to develop their knowledge through the life cycle of mammals. We will then develop understanding of humans and how they change over time. Discussing areas such as puberty, babies and old age. 


We will be developing our sketching skills, learning a variety of shading techniques, looking at a variety of artists and ending with a final piece centred around sketching the human form. 


Our key focus in RE is diving into exploring different philosophers over the years and how they have effected the world today-with key links to Christianity and Buddhism- 


The children will develop their ability to play the recorder focusing on creating a group ensemble. 


The children will be developing their skills of dance as well as Hockey.  Our PE days will be on Monday's (outside) and Friday's (inside). 


We will be developing our Spanish vocabulary in healthy lifestyles and the home.