Year 5 Whole Curriculum Overview 2023-24
YEAR 5 CURRICULUM – 2023 - 24
Physics - Forces
Physics - Space
Sustainability - Global warming
Chemistry - Properties of materials
Biology - Animals including humans
Biology - Life cycles
Biology - Reproduction
Chemistry - Reversible and irreversible changes
Sustainability - Plastic pollution
How did the Second World War impact families & life in our area?
Journeys to Birmingham
What was the legacy of the Ancient Greek Civilisation?
How is land used in Bournville & how has it changed?
What are the main threats to our environment? The human impact on our planet
What are some of the key geographical features of North America & how do they compare with a UK and European locality?
Rising Stars Scheme
Developing an interactive game using sequence, selection, repetition and variables
Code-breaking - using semaphore and Morse code understanding encryption
Creating a virtual space developing familiarity with a simple CAD tool & exploring a
Developing a website
Creating an interactive, multimedia adventure game
Experimenting with virtual and augmented reality
Livin' On A Prayer
Topic and cross-curricular links: How Rock music developed from the Beatles onwards. Analysing performance.
Classroom Jazz 1
Topic and cross-curricular links: History of music - Jazz in its historical context.
Make You Feel My Love
Style: Pop Ballads
Topic and cross-curricular links: Historical context for ballads.
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Style: Hip Hop
Topic and cross-curricular links: Option to make up (compose) own rap or words to the existing rap, that could link to any topic in school, graffiti art, literacy, breakdancing and 80s Hip Hop culture in general. Historical context of musical styles.
Dancing In The Street
Topic and cross-curricular links: The history of Motown and its importance in the development of Popular music. Civil rights.
Reﬂect, Rewind and Replay
Style: Western Classical music and your choice from Year 5
Topic and cross-curricular links: Think about the history of music in context, listen to some Western Classical music and place the music from the units you have worked through, in their correct time and space. Consolidate the foundations of the language of music.
Complete P.E resource Scheme
Gymnastics - Counter balance and counter tension
Invasion Games - Football
Invasion Games - Netball
Health related exercise
Games – Invasion games: Tag Rugby & Hockey
Net Games - Badminton
O.A.A – Orienteering
Athletics – Running
Games – Striking & fielding: Rounders and cricket
Dance - Greeks
Getting Started and Introduction
Managing feelings and anger
Goals and identity
Making and keeping friends
Being responsible and caring for others
MFL – Spanish
La Jolie Ronde Scheme
The High street-Appreciate similarities and differences between Spanish and English high streets.
Directions- Memorise and present two or three sentences describing a high street.
The High Street: Asking for places and understanding basic direction
Lessons 8- 14
Members of the family- present a short role play
introducing family members, asking
and answering questions
Ask and answer questions about family members- acquire cultural knowledge about family life in Spain/re-order words to form a short, simple sentence
Pets- understand simple rules for converting singular nouns into plurals
Revision- read some familiar words and
phrases aloud with accurate
pronunciation/ write simple sentences, adapting
Easter theme- write simple words and phrases using a model and some words from memory
Become familiar with the layout of
a simple bilingual dictionary
Hobbies- Identify a common sound in a list of verbs/ read and understand a short paragraph with familiar vocabulary and structures
Follow and understand an interview between two speakers talking about hobbies
Transport- know the names of some major airports and ports in Spain/ see images from Spanish cities
Weather expressions- understand different possibilities for travelling abroad
Clothes items for packing a suitcase- pack an imaginary suitcase for a holiday, labelling a drawing
ART & DESIGN
Painting – Still life and composition
Surrealism Collage - creating collage with a variety of media, e.g. paper and magazines - using varied techniques, e.g. overlapping, tessellation, mosaic and montage.
Sculpture – Greek sculpture
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Structures - Bridges
Food technology – ingredient sourcing
Mechanisms - Gears, levers & pulleys
Birmingham Agreed Syllabus
Creativity – Expressing Joy
Creativity – Being Thankful
Contemplation – Being respectful & Self-Critical
Contemplation – Being Curious & Valuing Knowledge
Community – Being Modest & Listening to Others
Community – Cultivating Inclusion, Identity & Belonging
Compassion – Being Merciful & Forgiving
Compassion – Being Regardful of Suffering
Choices – Living by Rules
Choices – Being Temperate,
Cultivating Self- Discipline & Contentment
Creativity – Being Imaginative & Explorative/Appreciating Beauty