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Year 5


Year 5 Team - Miss Harvey, Miss Martin and Mrs Meredith.

Curriculum Map

This Half Term


Throughout this half term we will be delving into the world of Egyptians. 

Our key text we will be focusing on is 'The Red Pyramid' by Rick Riordan.

This is providing the base for learning across a few of our subjects. It will be inspiring our writing within our English lessons, we shall also be picking the text apart in our Reading sessions and discussing the different comprehension components as well as why the author has chosen to write the text in the way he has and the impact that it has on the story.



Our History topic is also based around the Egyptians; looking at what life was like during the time, key artefacts and how it has helped historians gain a better understanding of the time and key influential leaders and the impact that they had. 


In Science we will be looking at the topic of Animals including Humans, where we will be looking into the human life cycle and how our bodies change as we grow.


In Computing we are going to be delving into Systems (how hardware works and communicates with one another). 


In Art we are exploring the world of print making. We have looked at the artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) and discussed the impact that print making has on the audience. 

Previous Learning


Texts that we have read so far this year during our English and Reading lessons.


Reading for pleasure books.


History - The Tudors
Geography - Brazil

Science - Forces, Space, Properties of materials and Animals including humans

Computing - Coding using Scratch and Databases using Excel

Art - Sketching, Painting, Textiles and Collage