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Learning in Year 5

Termly Overview - Spring Term


During our first term, the children will be exploring the animation 'The Piano'. This emotive piece will enable the children to explore feelings and emotions in order to produce written outcomes such as, a narrative and a letter. 

During our second term, the children will go undercover and become fully immersed in Anthony Horowitz's 'Stormbreaker'. This spy thriller will undoubtedly grip the children, as we complete spy training, design our own gadgets, and write balanced arguments. 


This term in Maths we are covering a variety of topics including:

  • Fractions
  • Number- Multiplication and Division
  • Decimals and Percentages
  • Perimeter and area


In science, we will explore living things and their habitats, looking specifically at life cycles.

In the second half term, we will learn about materials and their properties, identifying how to separate materials based on their properties. We will also be observing how some materials react and classifying these reactions into groups. 


In Art, we are beginning to look at collage and how we can develop and use our skills to create a piece of art. To inspire us we will be looking specifically at artwork by Gustav Klimt.


We will be developing our drumming skills. 


The children will explore natural resources and the impact they have on the environment. The children will look at the distribution of resources globally, and how trade impacts development and prosperity. We will also examine how global warming is influencing these links. 


The children will look at Brahman in Hinduism, exploring deep philosophical questions. 


We are learning how to game programme this term. We are using Scratch for this unit of work. Scratch is a free block based visual programming language.