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Year 5


 Welcome to Year 5 at St Maria Goretti

Year 5 Staff: Mrs Costa, Mrs Bedson & Mrs Stubbs.      

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 5    

Settling in Presentation - Autumn 2020

Class Author: Michael Morpurgo


Our Learning Autumn Term 2021/2022

 Religious Education 

  • Creation
  • Miracles and the sacraments of the sick
  • Advent



Driver texts:

The Girl With Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans

Ancient Greeks Why they matter to us by Juliet Kerrigan

  • Diary
  • Greek Myths
  • Fictional Biography           (Greek Gods)
  • Pupil led narrative
  • Non-chronological reports: Information Text.  Leaflets/persuasion
  • Recount
  • Argument
  • Poetry
  • Letters (formal)

 Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. 



Numbers and the Number System

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit .
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any number up to 1 000 000.
  • Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero.
  • Round any number up to 1 000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.
  • Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

 Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.
  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal methods (columnar + & -)
  • Solve problems involving + - x ÷ and a combination of these, including understanding meaning of = sign


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

 Multiplication and Division

  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 & 1000.
  • Identify multiples & factors; find all factor pairs of a number & common factors of 2 numbers.
  • Know & use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors & composite non-prime numbers.
  • Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime; recall primes up to 19.
  • . Recognise and use square numbers & cube numbers and notation for squared 2, cubed 3


  • 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) & square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes


Enquiry types- Research, pattern seeking, fair and comparison testing, identify and classify, observe over time

  • Living things in their habitats – is there a relationship between a mammal’s size and its gestation period?
  • Animals including humans – Are the oldest children in our school that tallest?

Ancient Greece: What was it like to be a Greek Soldier?



  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Identify and describe how the physical features affect the human activity within a location.

History: Concept Focus - Farming, Settlements, Industry.

  • Understand chronology
  • Investigate and interpret the past
  • To build an overview of the world
  • To communicate historically



  •  Ancient sculptors: Myron, Phidias, Polyclitus, Praxiteles, Scopas, and Lysippus.
  • Statues of Zeus and Athena
  • To create sketch books 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.



  • Ancient Greek Clothing:
  • Patterns and seam allowance for clothes.
  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or group
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design


Purple Mash:


  • 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

Online Safety

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact


  • Numbers to 50
  • Towns and features
  • Directions
  • Growing-animals and humans
  • Christmas songs and stories


(Autumn 1) 

  • ASM-American Football
  • Tag Rugby

(Autumn 2)

  • Bench Ball
  • Dance

Music: City Music Service

  • Strings - Year 5 will select a string instrument to learn to play.


PHSC - Jigsaw:

  •  Being me in my world (Autumn 1)
  • Celebrating Difference (Autumn 2)





Useful Links

Year 5/6 Spelling Words


Year 5 and Year 6 Prayers