Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome to our 2017-18 Year 4/5 Curriculum page!

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

Big 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. Moving on to 1066 and the Normans!

Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights. Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back!

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the... Yeti!!

Ssh...what’s that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, bass hum? Which do you prefer… an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof? Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound .

A 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?

Tick, tock, tick, tock... the hands on the clock never stop. From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man. Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how do we cope with these changes. Tick, tock, tick, tock… the hands on the clock never stop!

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters. Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

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