Year 5 Spring 1 Topics 2018

 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
Spring 1 Topics


The children will be writing:

  • An account from a different viewpoint based on “The Highway Man”
  • A letter of advice for the Highway Man
  • A diary as a Refugee

Their writing will include opportunities to:

  • Describe settings, characters and atmosphere
  • Choose appropriate register for audience and purpose (formal or informal)
  • Use figurative language such as similes, alliteration, metaphors and personification.
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, place and number.
  • Use a wide range of clause structures within sentences.
  • Use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause.
  • Use modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility.
  • Ensure consistent and correct use of tense.

In reading, the children will be learning to:

  • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read through formal presentations and debates.
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph identifying the key details that support the main ideas.
  • Extract information and make notes using quotations and reference to the text.
  • Identify and explain the author’s point of view with reference to the text.
  • Make links between the authors’ use of language and the inferences drawn.
  • Discuss and evaluate the intended impact of the language used with reference to the text.
  • Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

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

  • Interpret negative numbers in context and count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers through zero.
  • Formal subtraction and addition of numbers with more than 4 digits.
  • Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite numbers.
  • Formal multiplication of 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
  • Recognise and use square numbers.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and multiples of the same number.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions.
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Recognise the % symbol and write percentages as a fraction with denominator hundred, and as a decimal fraction.
  • Use all 4 operations to solve problems involving measure using decimal notation including scaling.
  • Draw given angles and measure them in degrees.
  • Know angles at a point on a straight line total 180 degrees.

Properties and Changes of Materials

In this topic, the children will be learning about materials and how they change. First they will test properties of materials, before looking at how materials dissolve, what a solution is, and evaporation. Finally, the children will compare reversible and irreversible changes. 


In computing, the children will be looking at How the Internet Operates. They will be learning about how networks, the internet and search engines work.


The children will be looking at the concept of “Identity”. They will describe how Jews express the concept of identity at the festival of Purim and how important it is to Jewish people. The children will then describe their own response to “identity” and how this affects their own lives.


Sewing - Designing and Making a Cushion. They will be developing their skills in making stitches and attaching objects to materials.


Looking at the World – the children will be researching, discussing and debating topical issues, problems and events. They will look at the rights and responsibilities within a society and show an awareness of the idea of collective and individual responsibility to find solutions to community issues.

PE - Dance linked to class topics and Invasion style games. using tactics and strategies to outwit an opponent

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