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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y5 Spring 1 2022

Our first topic for the Spring term will be 'Sustainability' - an enquiry into how sustainable Kings Worthy is, and finding ways in which we can do more to help.   

Geography - Sustainability:

  • What eco schemes could we be a part of in school?
  • Which renewable energy source would be best for Kings Worthy and why?
  • What are local people able to recycle in Winchester compared to Devon?
  • Is Kings Worthy as sustainable as it could be as a community?

  Science - Properties of Materials:

  • What are the different properties of materials: hardness, solubility, conductivity and magnetism?
  • What different types of conductivity are there and which materials are best?
  • Which materials are best to:
    • create food packaging to seal in heat?
    • make ear defenders for Bestival?
    • clean a dirty surface?
    • prepare food?


  • Write our own commentary to The Majestic Plastic Bag mockumentary film using different cohesive devices and figurative language.
  • Creating a poem to showcase nature in and around our school based on the poetry within A Poem for Every Day of the Year by Allie Esiri.
  • The Spring term also offers children to opportunity to take part in the annual Radio 2 500 words competition where they can let their imagination run wild as they create their own short story.


  • Multiplication and Division: revision of factors, multiples, cube, prime and square numbers. Learning to multiply all number up to 2-digit by 4-digit (e.g. 2876 x 23), including division of numbers up to 4-digits by 1-digit (e.g. 3865 ÷ 4), and continued application through problem-solving techniques.
  • Area and Perimeter: measuring and calculating the area and perimeter of rectangles, rectilinear and irregular shapes using squares and the correct unit of measurement.
  • Fractions: equivalent fractions; conversions from mixed numbers and improper fractions; comparing fractions, including mixed numbers and improper fractions; adding and subtracting mixed numbers, improper fractions and a mixture or both; multiplying all fractions by a whole number; and finding different fractions of amounts. This learning will continue into Spring 2.


  • We will be using animation software to design and create our own animations to promote sustainability in the Kings Worthy community, drawing attention to schemes we can be involved in.
  • E-safety: Safer Internet Day activities.

Art - Printing:

  • Respond to the nature artwork of Johanna Basford and Este Macleod, analysing different techniques and using drawing, collage, textiles and printing to design their own large scale print as a final piece.

Music - Rap:

  • Listen and respond to different songs within the rap genre and creating their own 'Eco-rap' about a sustainability topic of their choice using a structured rhythm.


  • Our PE days will continue to be on a Wednesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor).
  • Outdoor: Outdoor Adventurous Activity (orienteering).
  • Indoor: Wall Bars and Gymnastics.

RE - Stewardship and Creation:

  • Our RE day will be on .
  • What does stewardship mean, and how do we show stewardship in our everyday lives?
  • Analyse and evaluate this concept within different creation stories, and caring for our world.

PSHE - Keeping safe and managing risks:

  • Our PSHE day will be on .
  • How to keep safe online and at home, including what can happen when somebody goes missing