Year 5 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Time, Tombs and Treasures) Autumn Term 2017

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)


  • Use a thesaurus
  • Use verb prefixes eg: dis-, de-, mis-, over- and  re-
  • Plan my writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • Plan my writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing
  • Select the appropriate form for my writing and use other similar writing as models for my own
  • Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of my own and others’ writing
  • Draft and write using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs – adverbials of time, place, number and tense choice
  • Draft and write using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and guide the reader (eg: headings, bullet points, underlining)
  • Write increasingly legibly, fluently and with increasing speed by improving choice whether or not to join letters
  • Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph (eg: then, after that, this, firstly)


  • Check that a book makes sense to me, discussing my understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
  • Maintain positive attitudes to reading
  • Read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books and text books
  • Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • Recommend books that I have read to my peers, giving reasons for my choices
  • Ask questions to improve my understanding
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied in increasingly complex texts

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • Numbers and place value
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1000 000 and determine the value of each digit
  • Round any number up to 1000 000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of the problem, levels of accuracy
  • Multiplication and division
  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number using a formal method
  • Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs or a number and common factors of two numbers
  • Fractions (including decimals) and percentages
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • Recognise the percent symbol % and understand that per cent relates to number of parts per hundred, and write percentages as a fraction with a denominator of 100, and as a decimal
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Geometry – properties of shape
  • Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • Know that angles on a point on a straight line or half a turn = 180°
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)


  • I understand what is meant by gravity
  • I can identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction
  • I understand the mechanisms which allow small forces to have a greater effect

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • E safety
  • Internet research
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Design and Technology (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • I can design a moving project
  • I can use mechanisms to create a moving object
  • I can evaluate and improve my moving object as I go along

Art (from NC content)

  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
  • To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

History (from N.C. Subject Content)

Ancient Civilizations

  • Pupils should be taught about the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following:
  • a. Ancient Sumer;
  • b. The Indus Valley;
  • c. Ancient Egypt; or
  • d. The Shang Dynasty of Ancient Chin

Languages (from N.C. Subject Content)


Listening & Comprehension

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words


  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences

Reading & Comprehension

  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary


  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English

Music (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music

Physical Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

Religious Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Judaisn
  • Homelessness