On this page you will be able to find the overview for our Year 5 classes. The overviews shows what will be taught in each subject over the course of the school year. For more information about any of these subjects, go to the curriculum by subject section of the website. There you will find further details of the subject specific curriculum:
If you would like to know any more details about the curriculum being taught, contact either your child's class teacher or the subject lead through the school office. Details are under the contact us page.
Locking Primary School Curriculum Overview Year 5
 Term 1
 Term 2  Term 3  Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
English  Text: ‘Armstrong’ Torben Kuhlmann Genre: longer narrative picture book (7S) Written Outcome: memoir (7S) Additional Writing Opportunities: summary; presentation; diary (recount); explanation; letter; oral debate
 Term 2 Text: ‘Escape from Pompeii’ Christina Balit Genre: picture book (historical) Written Outcome: journalistic writing Additional Writing Opportunities: letter (recount)  Text: ‘Beowulf’ Kevin Crossley Holland (retelling) illustrated by Charles Keeping Genre: Legend Written Outcome: narrative (overcoming the monster) Additional Writing Opportunities: Kennings, diary (recount), description
 Text: ‘Everest’ Alexandra Stewart, illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton Genre: nonfiction (biography) Written Outcome: persuasion (have as little impact as possible on the environment) Additional Writing Opportunities: oral presentation, diary (recount)  Text: ‘The Lady of Shallot’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, illustrated by Geneviève Côté Arthurian legends Genre: narrative poetry (rebirth) Written Outcome: performance poetry, narrative (alternative outcome) Additional Writing Opportunities: character description, back story, setting description
 Text: ‘A Child’s Introduction to Norse Mythology’ Heather Alexander, illustrated by Meredith Hamilton ‘Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki’ by Kevin CrossleyHolland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love Genre: myths Written Outcome: narrative (voyage and return) Additional Writing Opportunities: presentation, diary entry (recount), improved section of narrative, setting description

Maths  Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000 000 Count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero Read write (order and compare) numbers to at least 1000 000 and determine the value of each digit Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals Interpret negative numbers in context Round any number up to 1000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000 Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above Uses 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 four digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction) Add and subtract mentally with increasingly large numbers Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign Solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these including understanding the meaning of the equals sign Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19 Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3) Multiply numbers to 4 digits by a onedigit or twodigit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for twodigit numbers Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a onedigit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000  Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements ≥ 1 as a mixed number for example, two fifths + four fifths = six fifths = 1 and one fifth Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
 Multiply numbers to 4 digits by a onedigit or twodigit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for twodigit numbers Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a onedigit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements ≥ 1 as a mixed number for example, two fifths + four fifths = six fifths = 1 and one fifth Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
Recognise the percent symbol (%) and understand that the percent relates to “ number of parts per hundred”, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of half, quarter, a fifth, two fifths , four fifths and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25 Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams Read and write decimal numbers as fractions (for example, 0.71=71over 100) Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, money)
 Convert between different units of metric 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 Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation, including scaling Solve problems involving converting between units of time Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes Estimate volume (for example, using 1cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes) and capacity (for example, using water) Complete read and interpret information in tables, including timetables Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
 Uses 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 four digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction) Add and subtract mentally with increasingly large numbers Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (nonprime) numbers Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19 Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3) Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, money) Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees Identify:
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
 Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements ≥ 1 as a mixed number for example, two fifths + four fifths = six fifths = 1 and one fifth Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number Recognise the percent symbol (%) and understand that the percent relates to “ number of parts per hundred”, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of half, quarter, a fifth, two fifths , four fifths and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25 Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams Read and write decimal numbers as fractions (for example, 0.71=71over 100) Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places Convert between different units of metric 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 Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation, including scaling

Science  Earth and space  Properties and changes of materials
 Animals including humans Living things and their habitats  Forces  
History 

 Scot and Pics Anglo Saxons  Vikings  Industrial Revolution 

Geography  Life in Europe  Climate zones and biomes 


 Natural Resources of the world 
Religions Education  Unit 11: What do Christians believe about God & Incarnation? (Links with Christmas)  Unit 7: What do Jewish people believe about God and the Covenant and Torah? (Links with Passover)  Unit 8: What do Muslim people believe about Islam and Iman?  
Design and Technology 
 Fashion and textile 
 Bread and seasonal food 
 Fairground ride 
Art and design  Supersized jewellery 
 Can sculptures really be flat? 
 Communal projects: picnics & wave bowls 

Music  Livin’ on a prayer  Classroom Jazz 1.  Make you feel my love  The Fresh Prince of Bel Air  Dancing in the Street  Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Physical Education Skills  Personal Skills  Social Skills  Cognitive and Creative Skills  Cognitive and creative skills  Health and Fitness  Physical Skills 
PSHE  Being in my world  Celebrating difference  Dreams and Goals  Healthy me  Relationships  Changing me 
Computing  Sharing Information  Video Editing  Vector Drawing  Flatfile Databases  Selection in Physical Computing  Selection in Quizzes 
Spanish  Greetings Numbers  Classroom instructions Ask for and give name  Colours  Colours and verbs  Names of fruit Food items  Days of the week Months of the year 