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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Y5 Curriculum

Autumn 2 2023

This is what Year 5 will be covering in the second half of the Autumn Term.


This term we are focusing on information leaflets. We will be linking this to our history and will be producing an information leaflet all about Harlow. We will also spend time perfecting our setting descriptions. We will read setting descriptions from natural disaster books and make close link to this when writing our own. 


We will start our maths off with becoming confident fractions and finding equivalents. 

We will focus on recognising decimals with tenths and hundredths. We will look at converting fractions and decimals and percentages. 

By the end of the term, all children will be able to read and write fractions up to two decimal places. 

Through daily maths sessions we will develop time skills, mental arithmetic and graphs. In all areas of maths, we will be applying our knowledge to word problems and reasoning questions.


Our  History topic will be focused on gaining a better understand of where we live and all things Harlow. 


We will continue to work on Natural Disasters. We will explore what natural disasters are and how they occur before looking at some well known Natural Disasters. We will also be gaining a better understanding of how humans can help prevent natural diasters from happening. 


We will be focusing on Marvellous Mixtures where we will understand different types of materials. 


This half-term we will be focusing on our cooking skills and creating a meal. We will be making a Pizza and crumble from scratch. 


In RE enquiry is 'How has belief in Christianity/Islam impacted on music and art throughout history?'. 


The children will continue their recorder skills where we will be learning to play along to music using 3 notes. We will also focus on our singing skills where we will learn 'Make you feel my love'. 


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


We will be developing our Spanish vocabulary in Day to Day. 


In wellbeing, we will be focusing on relationships and becoming confident in understanding what makes a positive and happy relationships. We will focus on identity and the different ways people may identify.