Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome to our Year 5 Curriculum page!

Click the accordion titles below to find out more about what we are learning each term. 

Beast-CreatorA bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!

Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks… Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out!

But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… perhaps she’ll die?

Traders-and-RaidersBig and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.

Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages...?

Journey through space, the final frontier... Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

Investigate the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.

Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?

Peasants-princes-and-pestilenceFlee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to King and country!

And if you smell a rat, my friend – get out of there!

Off-with-her-head (1)What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad?

Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history.

Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!

AllotmentLet’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens.

After all that hard work have your fingers gone green?

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