Year 5 - Curriculum Topic Plan (At Close Quarters) Summer Term 2017


Number and Place Value

  • interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero        
  • count backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000
  • count forwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1 000 000.

Addition and Subtraction

  • add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers     
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Multiplication and Division

  • recognise and use square numbers and the notation (²)
  • multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000                              
  • establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
  • know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using a formal written method.

Fractions (including decimals) and percentages

  • recognise per cent symbol (%) and understand per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  • read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  • round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  • read/write decimal numbers as fractions (eg 0.71 = 71/100)
  • add and subtract fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • compare fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions.


  • solve problems involving converting between units of time
  • calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm²) and square metres (m²) and estimate the area of irregular shapes      
  • measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres          
  • convert between different units of metric measure (eg km and m, cm and m, cm and mm, g and kg, l and ml).  

Geometry – Position and Direction

  • identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.

Geometry – Properties of Shapes

  • distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about  equal sides and angles    
  • use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.


  • angles at a point and one whole turn (360º)
  • other multiples of  90 º
  • identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations.


  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.     

Extension maths

Number and Place Value

  • read Roman numerals to 1000 and recognise years written in Roman numerals       
  • solve numbers problems and practical problems involving all of the below.       

Addition and Subtraction

  • add and subtract numbers with more than four digits, including using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.    

Multiplication and Division

  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • recognise and use cube numbers, and the notation (³)
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.    

Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number (eg 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 and 1/5)
  • multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  • solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25
  • solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.   


  • estimate volume (for example, using 1 cm³ blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)) and capacity (for example, using water)
  • use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (for example, length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation, including scaling
  • understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

Geometry – Properties of shapes

  • draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (º).   


  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.



  • use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
  • spell some words with silent letters
  • spell word endings which sound like shul spelt –cial or ¬     -tial.

Written Composition

  • evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar, vocabulary and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
  • draft and write by précising longer passages
  • plan my writing of narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what I have read.

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

  • evaluate and edit by proof reading for punctuation errors
  • use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • use the terms: modal verb, relative pronoun, relative clause, parenthesis, bracket, dash, cohesion, ambiguity.


  • to read group words, prefixes and suffixes from the Y5 and 6 word sets.

Reading comprehension

  • identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • increase familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our heritage and books from other cultures and traditions
  • prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to the audience
  • discuss themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • explain and discuss my understanding of what I have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes when necessary.


Living Things

  • I can describe different life cycles
  • I can explain the reproductive cycle of some plants and animals.

Art and Design

  • I recognise the work of Clarice Cliff
  • I recognise the work of Escher
  • I recognise the work of Matisse.


Data bases

  • 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.


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.


  • 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

Sport & Games

  • 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.


  • I can identify the insignia of the three military services
  • I have thought about the significance of military insignia and examined those of the local area
  • I understand the different roles of the three military services
  • I can find different military locations in Gloucestershire on a map
  • I have researched the history of the Gloucestershire Regiment and have made a timeline of significant events in their history
  • I have researched the history of RAF Quedgeley and understand its significance.



  • I know the main features of a river
  • I know that all rivers begin at a source and have an upper section
  • I know that rivers have a middle section that is slower flowing
  • I know that rivers have a lower section which may include flood plains, an estuary, a delta and a mouth at the sea
  • I know that rivers have different uses linked to leisure and industry
  • I can follow a local river from source to mouth on a map, identifying towns and industries along the way and different physical features – valley sides, flat land etc…
  • I can use a map of the British Isles to find places that have/use Mouth in their name because they are at the mouth of the river.

Water Cycle

  • I understand the term “Water Cycle”
  • I have increased my understanding of evaporation
  • I have increased my understanding of condensation and precipitation
  • I understand the terms run off and infiltration
  • I understand why floods happen, case study 2007 Gloucester
  • I know how people manage water in tricky situations, case study Nevada Desert.