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Overview of the Curriculum - Year 5


Welcome to Year 5
We hope you find the following information useful.
General Information
P.E. - Monday - children will need both indoor (white t-shirt and navy shorts) and outdoor (white t-shirt, trainers and dark  track suit) kits
Swimming - Wednesday - please note boys must not wear the 'baggy long shorts' and need to be swimming trunks. Girls must wear a one piece dark costume.
Library - Monday
Reading books will be changed on a daily basis. Changes are subject to complete book being signed off by an adult.
Spellings - new spellings are given usually on Mondays.
Music - Flute/Oboe - Wed (am)             Violin - Thurs (am)
  • Apply knowledge of morphology and etymology when reading new words
  • Read and discuss abroad range of texts
  • Read books structured in different ways; read for a range of purposes
  • Recommend books to others
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions and make comparisons
  • Learn a wider range of poetry by heart
  • Prepare poems/plays to read aloud and perform
  • Check for sense and ask questions to improve understanding
  • Draw inference and make predictions
  • Summarise main ideas
  • Identify how structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Discuss authors' use of language
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • Discuss books they read and hear
  • Explain and discuss their understanding, including through formal presentations and debates
  • Justify their views
  • Spell: words with prefixes, suffixes and silent letters; homophones and other confusing words; using knowledge of morphology and etymology
  • Use a thesaurus/dictionary to check meanings/spellings
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed
  • Plan writing: to suit audience and purpose, noting and developing initial ideas; considering how authors develop characters and settings
  • When writing: select appropriate grammar and vocabulary; use linking, organisational and presentational devices; in narratives, use dialogue and develop character, setting and atmosphere
  • Précis longer passages
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others' writing and propose changes to enhance effect and clarify meaning
  • Check writing for: correct and consistent tenses; subject/verb agreement; distinction between spoken/written language; appropriate register; correct spelling and punctuation
  • Perform own compositions
  • Understand formal language structures, including subjunctive
  • Use: commas and hyphens to avoid ambiguity; brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis; semi-colon, colons or dashes between independent clauses; colons in lists; punctuation of bullet points
  • Learn and use relevant grammar and terminology
Spoken language
  • Listen and respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Build vocabulary
  • Articulate and justify own ideas
  • Describe, explain and narrate for different purposes; express feelings
  • Participate actively in conversations
  • Speculate, hypothesise and explore ideas
  • Speak clearly and fluently in Standard English
  • Take part in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates
  • Keep listeners interested
  • Explore different viewpoints
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate register
  • Numbers to at least 1 million: read, write, order, compare; know place value; round to nearest power of 10; count on/back in powers of 10
  • Use negative whole numbers in context
  • Roman numerals: read numbers to 1000 and years
  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than four digits using column methods
  • Mentally add and subtract increasingly large numbers
  • Use rounding to check answers
  • Identify multiples, factors, prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers
  • Find primes to 100; recall primes to 19
  • Multiply numbers up to four digits by a one- or two-digit number using formal written method
  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally
  • Divide numbers up to four digits by a one-digit number using formal written method; interpret remainders
  • Multiply and divide by powers of 10
  • Use square and cube numbers; use ²  and ³  notation
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions
  • Use mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert between them
  • Add and subtract fractions with common/related denominators
  • Multiply fractions by whole numbers
  • Write decimals as fractions
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Order and round decimal numbers
  • Recognise and understand % sign; link percentages to fractions and decimals
  • Solve problems involving all aspects of number, including multi-step problems
  • Convert between metric units and between metric and imperial units
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite right-angled shapes
  • Calculate and compare area of rectangles; estimate area of irregular shapes
  • Estimate volume and capacity
  • Use four operations to solve measure problems using decimal notation
  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time
  • Use all four operations to solve measure problems
  • Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations
  • Measure, estimate, compare and draw angles in degrees
  • Identify angles: at a point (whole turn); on a straight line (half turn); other multiples of 90°
  • Finding missing lengths and angles in rectangles
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons
  • Reflect and translate shapes
  • Solve problems based on line graphs
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables