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




Classes: 5G, 5D, 6Q

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day. 

PE days are Tuesday afternoons covering:

  • Gymnastics, Football & Hockey

Outdoor from Summer Term covering:

  • Athletics, Netball & Football

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.