Year 5 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Worldly Wise) Spring Term 2018



  • Spell words containing the letter string ough
  • Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • Spell words ending in –ant, -ance, -ancy, -ent, -ence and   -ency
  • Spell words ending in ¬–ible, -ibly, -able  and –ably
  • Spell word endings which sound like shus spelt –cious¬ and ¬–tious
  • Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes (eg: -ate, -ise, ily).

Written Composition

  • Evaluate and edit by ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural eg: I was, we were
  • Understand that writing can be informal (eg: speech) or formal and be able to select which is appropriate
  • Perform my own compositions using appropriate volume, intonation and movement so that the meaning is clear
  • Evaluate and edit by proof reading for spelling errors linked to Y5 spelling statements
  • Evaluate and edit by ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense
  • Draft and write narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere
  • Integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action.

Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

  • Indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs (eg: perhaps, surely) or modal verbs (eg: will, might, should) 
  • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or an omitted relative pronoun
  • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.


  • Word Reading
  • Words containing the letter string ough (used to spell a number of different sounds
  • Suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in ¬¬–fer
  • Words ending in –able, -ably, -ible and –ibly
  • Endings which sound like shus  spelt ¬–cious¬ or –tious
  • Words with silent letters whose presence cannot be predicted from the pronunciation of the word.

Reading Comprehension

  • Identify and make comparisons within  and across books
  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • Provide reasoned justifications for my views
  • Summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
  • Read books that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes
  • Participate in books that books that are read to me and those I can read for myself, building on my own and others ideas and challenging them courteously
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.


Fractions (including decimals) and percentages

  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100]
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  • 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, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5]
  • 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
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates. 


  • 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
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling
  • 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 1 cm³ blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water].


  • Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • raw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)
  • Identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°); angles at a point on a straight line and 1/2 a turn (total 180°); other multiples of 90°.


Earth and space

  • Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night, and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Art and Design

  • To create sketches to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.


Databases and Multi-media

  • Design  write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Design and Technology

Cooking & Nutrition

  • Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet
  • Become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]
  • Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.


Caring for the world

  • To identify the difference between man-made and natural things in our world
  • To look at areas of the world that are being destroyed
  • To look at endangered animals around the world and understand why they are endangered.  Detailed case study of an endangered creature.
  • To look at ways to prevent animal extinction
  • To take a closer look at why and how we recycle
  • Christianity and Easter



  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help 
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences


  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.


  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Physical Education

  • Dance
  • Netball
  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.