Year 5



Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme:

  • Literacy & Language Unit 3 – Poetic style
  • Core text – Last Night, I Saw the City Breathing
  • Non-fiction text – Persuasive writing


  • Using inverse relationships to solve problems
  • Written methods of adding
  • Written methods of subtracting
  • Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

Topic Title: A River Runs Through It

Main Focus: Geography investigating the River Thames and Rhine.

Ask It

  • What would a river be without water?


  • Looking at different characteristics of rivers of the world with focus on the Thames and the Rhine.

Design and Technology

  • Sculpture on a Pallet – Each class will be designing and creating a 3D sculpture to stand in the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park.

Art and Design

  • Developing skills using water colours.
  • Sketching.
  • Observational drawing



Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination

  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are:

  • 5C – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 5CC – Tuesday and Thursday
  • 5Q – Wednesday and Thursday

Properties of materials

  • We will be investigating the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and how their molecules group together
  • We will be exploring filtration and its uses for separating liquids and solids.

Children will be exploring and investigating how materials are grouped, and how we can identify them.



Classroom Jazz – We will be exploring jazz and in particular:

  • Three Note Bossa
  • The Five Note Swing
  • Recognising feelings and understanding emotions.
  • Developing a positive sense of one’s self
  • Stress management




  • Children will examine whether Sikh stories are important in relation o beliefs and morals.
  • Explore and understand the moral behind Hindu stories
  • We will be visiting the London Docklands Museum to aid with our understanding of the River Thames.

Supporting your child at home

Reading- At the GPFS it is expected that children read at home every day for 15 minutes. It is important that you ask your child about what they have read.

Homework – The children will have a piece of Maths and English work to do at home each week.

*Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.*