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Summer Term

Welcome to the Summer term in Year 5!

Our final term's topic is...

South America

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Our main texts for the topic this term our:

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave



This half term the children will produce a leaflet about Chichen Itza, and be writing their own story - Explorer! In the second half term, the children will produce a non-chronological report about Chocolate!

Within Grammar and Punctuation lessons, the children will focus on:
Using apostrophes for plural possession

Build cohesion across paragraphs using adverbs and adverbial phrases (time, place and number)

Using hyphens

Using passive verbs

Using higher level synonyms

The children will also have weekly comprehension lessons based around the two main texts above, along with individual reading, handwriting and spelling sessions.


Geography & History

Study of South America:



Physical and Human characteristics

Comparison with UK






Art & Design/Design & Technology

Artist Study:

Frida Kahlo – Self Portraits

Joaquin Torres Garcia – Picture Puzzles

Leonora Carrington – Dream Catchers

Diego Rivera – Drawing Techniques

Beatriz Milhazes – Collage


Global Food:

Where ingredients come from?

Food Groups

Meals from around the World

School Dinners around the World




Internet Research – Brazil

Children to use research to create a presentation

Sketch Up – Designing in 3D – Chocolate Theme Park




Samba Music

Learning about the origins of Samba Music and the instruments used



Living things and their Habitats:

Identify parts of a flower.

Give one difference between sexual and asexual reproduction.

Describe ways plants can be pollinated.

Identify plants that reproduce asexually.

Describe ways to grow new plants other than from seed.

Identify the stages in the process of sexual reproduction.

Identify different types of mammals.

Give facts about Jane Goodall.

Describe threats faced by chimpanzees.

Identify familiar animals that undergo metamorphosis.

Order the stages of the life cycles of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians.

Animals including Humans:

Compare and present data using bar and line graphs.

Report findings in oral form.

Order the stages of human development.

Demonstrate understanding of how babies grow in height.

Describe the main changes that occur during puberty.

Explain the main changes that take place in old age.



Number – Multiplication and Division

  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, (including grid) including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • express remainders in different ways e.g. 98÷4= 98/4=24r2=24½=24.5~25

Number – Addition and Subtraction

  •  complements of decimals to one whole
  • use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy
  • add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, (and decimals with up to 3 dp) including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)
  • add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers 


  • use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.
  • convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)
  • understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
  • measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes including using the relations of perimeter to find unknown lengths  in centimetres and metres
  • calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) including using the relations of area to find unknown lengths,, and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes
  • calculate the area from scale drawings using given measurements
  • estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water
  • read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
  • solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.
  • solve problems involving converting between units of time


  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph

Geometry – Position and Direction

  • identify, describe and (represent) the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.



Bikeability – Let's Bike

Basic road safety and learning to control a bicycle




Refining our running, jumping and throwing technique- sports day practice


French - taught by Madame Leydon

RE/PSHE - taught by Miss Wright supported by Miss Pickup - content to be planned/discussed

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