Year 5 Autumn Topics 2017

 Meet the Year Group Team 

Head of Year

Class Teachers

PTP Support

Mrs T Lund Mrs T Lund Mr C Smith
  Miss A Lounton Mr A Fyfe
    Miss S Gill
Autumn 1 Topics


  • The children will be writing:
    • A fantasy narrative based on Myst, a video game.
    • A response to watching a production of Macbeth.
    • Non-fiction writing linked to our Vikings Topic.
  • Their writing will include opportunities to:
    • Identify audience for, and purpose of, their writing.
    • Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how choices can enhance meaning.
    • Evaluate and edit the effectiveness of their own and other’s writing.
    • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
    • Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that.
    • Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
    • Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs
    • Ensure correct subject and verb agreement.
    • Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate a parenthesis.
  • In reading, the children will be learning to:
    • Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.
    • Check the book makes sense to them by discussing their understanding.
    • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction.
    • Participate in discussions about books that are read to them (or to themselves), providing reasoned justifications for their views.
    • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.
    • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives.
    • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
    • Show understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that meaning is clear to an audience.
    • Identify and discuss themes and conventions in a wide range of writing.

 Maths (this will be taught over the whole of the Autumn Term)

  • Place value of 5-digit numbers.
  • Addition – including rounding to check answers to calculations
  • Multiplication & Division – identify multiples and factors (finding factor pairs and common factors); know prime numbers; multiply and divide numbers mentally; multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100.
  • Fractions – compare and order fractions; recognise mixed fractions and improper fractions and convert from one to another; add and subtract numbers with the same denominator.
  • Measurement – Convert between different units of measure; measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes; calculate and compare the area of rectangles
  • Statistics – complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
  • Properties of shape – identify 3-D shapes from 2-D drawings; estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
  • Identify angles at a point total 360 degrees.


  • Forces and machines
    • The children will be studying the force of gravity, friction forces, and air and water resistance.
    • They will then be investigating how simple machines work, and how the forces work within them.

Computing: eSafety


  • Vikings.
    • Children will be finding out about life in Viking times from archaeological discoveries.
    • They will understand features of Viking society, reasons for the Viking invasions and how the invasion of Britain has shaped our history.


  • Concept of FAITH
    • Children will be exploring the term faith and what it means to Christians.
    • They will express a personal response to the concept and explain how faith might affect their own lives of the lives of others.


  • Designing and Making a Cam Operated Moving Toy


  •          Producing an accurate drawing of the basic cam mechanism;
  •          Producing a labelled drawing of the adaptations made to the basic cam frame
  •          Keeping a record of modifications and improvements made during designing and making;
  •          Evaluating the completed toy, identifying strengths and weaknesses.


  •          Accurate marking, cutting and assembly of the basic mechanism;
  •          Accurate and reliable fixing of cam followers / movement of toy;
  •          Quality of completed cam toy.


  • We will be doing work based around a Growth Mindset, how to not give up and to try to do our best in all that we do.
Autumn 1 - Gymnastics (Bridges) & Net and Wall (Tennis). Autumn 2 - Dance & Invasion Games (Hockey, Rollerball, Football, Handball, Tag Rugby). Lead to competition and creative game making.

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