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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y5 Summer 1 2022

Year 5 Curriculum Overview – Summer 1 - 2020        Topic: The Maya

For the first part of the summer term, we’ll be focusing on history through our topic on ‘The Maya’ and trying to answer some of these questions:

• Who were the Maya? When and where did they live?
• What was everyday life like for the Maya?
• What did the Maya believe?
• What was happening in Britain during the same period?
• Was life better for the Maya or the Anglo Saxons?
• What happened to the Maya?


Poetry: We will be reading and performing some classical poetry and identifying different parts of speech.

Recounts and perspective: We will be reading and analysing a range of diaries and recount texts, focusing on structure and language. We will be writing a range of diary entries from different points of view.

Maths: Decimals

We will solving number problems involving decimals up to d.p. We will multiply and divide whole numbers and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We will use all four operations to solve problems using decimal notation.

Geometry (properties of shape)

Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations. We will use properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles. Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons. Know angles are measured in degrees. Estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles. Draw and measure given angles. Identify angles at a point and one whole turn.

Science -  Forces:

Children will be taught about the principles of gravity. We will identity the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces. Children will recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

DT:  Food technology

Computing: Digital literacy involving PowerPoint and using hyperlinks

E-Safety - Strong passwords

PE:  Striking and Fielding games - Rounders



Summer show songs


Year 5 Curriculum Overview – Summer 2 - 2020         Topic: Brazil

For our final topic, we’ll be focusing on geography and science through our topic on Brazil.  We'll be learning lots of maps skills and trying to answer some of these questions:

  • Where is Brazil?  What is the climate like?
  • What is a biome?
  • How does Rio compare with Winchester?
  • Which birds and animals can be found in the Brazilian rainforests?
  • How do their lifecycles compare?
  • What happens if the rainforest is destroyed?



Information texts: We will be looking at information texts and combining our writing skills with our topic knowledge to produce a visitor's guide to Brazil

Maths - Measurement including position and direction and volume

We will look at reflection and translation of shapes. We will be calculating and estimating volume for example using 1cm blocks to build cuboids. We will use all four operations to solve problems involving measure. We will convert between different units of metric measurement. Children will understand and use approximate equivalences between metric and common imperial units. We will solve problems including converting between units of time.

Science - Animals including humans

Children will be taught about the changes that take place as humans develop to old age.

Living things and their habitats

Children will be able to describe the differences in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

Children will learn to describe the life processes of reproduction in some plants and animals.

DT: Children will be designing and making a rainforest buggy

Computing: Control and programming: Scratch tables game, 2code calculating machines, spreadsheets

RE: Umer: 5 pillars of Islam

PE: Dance (Samba) Athletics

Music: Samba rhythms