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Year 5 Term 1

Curriculum overview for Term 1

Last updated
16 June 2024 at 11:46:36
Year 5 Term 1

What's out there? 🔭 🚀

Maths 🧮

Place Value

  • Numbers to 10,000

  • Numbers to 100,000

  • Numbers to one million

  • Compare and order to 100,000

  • Compare and order to 1,000,000

  • Round to 10, 100 and 1,000

  • Round within 100,000

  • Round within one million

  • Counting in powers of 10

  • Negative numbers

Four operations

  • Add more than 4-digits

  • Subtract more than 4-digits

  • Inverse operations

  • Multi-step problems

  • Multiples

  • Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000

  • Divide by 10, 100 and 1,000

  • Multiple of 10, 100 and 1,000

  • Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit

  • Multiply 2-digits (area model)

  • Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits

  • Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits

  • Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits

  • Factors

  • Common factors

  • Divide 4-digits by 1-digit

  • Divide with remainders

  • Prime numbers

  • Square numbers

  • Cube numbers

  • Estimate and approximate


  • Equivalent fractions

  • Improper to mixed numbers

  • Mixed numbers to improper

  • Number sequences

  • Compare and order (less than 1)

  • Compare and order (more than 1)

  • Add and subtract fractions

  • Add fractions within 1

  • Add 3 or more fractions

  • Add fractions

  • Add mixed numbers

  • Subtract fractions

  • Subtract mixed numbers

  • Subtract 2 mixed numbers

  • Multiply by an integer

  • Fractions of an amount

  • Fractions as operators

Science 🧬

Forces (Physics)

  • Friction

  • Air resistance

  • Plan - parachute experiment

  • Investigate - parachute experiment

  • Evaluate - parachute experiment

  • Plan - water resistance

  • Investigate - water resistance

  • Explore gravity

  • Use small forces for greater effects

Space (Physics)

  • The Solar System

  • The planets

  • Modelling

  • Motion of the Earth and planets

  • The Solar System - ideas over time

  • Planet Earth

  • Night and day

  • The Moon

Global Warming (Sustainability)

  • What is global warming?

  • What are the impacts of global warming on living things?

Reading 📖

📗 Orion Lost

Author: Alastair Chisholm

This compelling science fiction adventure is set aboard the Orion, a large spacecraft which is transporting people from Earth to a new planet, twenty six light years away. Life on the ship quickly becomes routine for thirteen year old Beth, who attends school, meets new friends and makes an enemy out of Vihaan, the Captain’s arrogant son.

After months of uneventful space travel, the craft is unexpectedly attacked and all adults are incapacitated. Beth is informed by Ship, the Orion’s central interface hologram, that she is now Captain. Although it is a role she has dreamed of since the age of five, the reality of commanding a ship is overwhelming. She appoints Vihaan as second in command, but his obvious scorn for her authority fills her with self-doubt.

If they are to survive, they must put aside their differences and work together to fix the damaged ship and navigate to safety. However, they are surrounded by dangers, from meteor storms and ruthless space pirates to the terrifying, mysterious alien lifeform known as the Videshi.

Full of twists and turns, this thrilling futuristic journey into the unknown will have readers on the edge of their seats.

Reading age: 9+

Writing ✍️

Sci-Fi Narrative

  • Identify what makes a good story

  • Basic features of a sci-fi narrative

  • Developed narrative with focus and cohesion

  • Links between paragraphs and adverbials

  • Past perfect tense to link events

  • Writing statements in a story

  • Extended simple sentences

  • Compound sentences

  • Relative clauses with commas and dashes used for additional detail including omitted relative pronouns

  • Extended compound sentences

  • Story planning

  • Editing planning

  • Create individualised story

  • Writing story from plan

  • Adding dialogue to a story

  • Action, dialogue, and description used to move events forward

  • Writing dialogue

  • Upgrading language

  • Adverbs and modal verbs for possibility

  • Include advanced language within writing

  • Performance of writing

  • Looking at feature of writing

  • Editing and publishing

  • Apostrophes for contractions, single and plural possession.

  • Fully punctuate speech

  • Commas to avoid ambiguity and clarify meaning

  • Commas to mark clauses

  • Use ellipsis

  • Commas to mark parenthesis

  • Use brackets and dashes for parenthesis

  • Descriptions of characters, setting, and atmosphere are developed through precise vocabulary choices e.g adverbs, adjectives, precise nouns, expressive verbs and figurative language.

Space poetry

  • Use similes as sentence starters

  • Use onomatopoeia

  • Use personification

Non-fiction writing: planets

  • Features of an information text

  • Planning and writing an information text

  • Creating a success criteria

  • Comparatives and superlatives

  • Relative clauses

  • Non-Chronological Report with paragraphs

  • Organised into sections with appropriate headings and text type features

  • Range of conjunctions and appropriate word choices

  • Appropriate use of pronouns and nouns

  • Relative clauses with commas and brackets to add information

  • Structured paragraphs linked with adverbials

  • Use bullet points to list information

  • Commas after an adverb starter

  • Commas to avoid ambiguity and clarify meaning

  • Commas to mark clauses

  • Use ellipsis

  • Commas to mark parenthesis

  • Use brackets and dashes for parenthesis

Across the curriculum 🌏 🎨 ⌨️


  • Compare physical and human geographical features between 2 places

  • Home countries, national flags and map locations

  • Physical and human features

  • Identify physical and human features in our home nation

  • Identify physical and human features in other countries

  • Draw in a scale and location information

Art & Design Technology

  • Use silhouettes to contrast against a watercolour background

  • Watercolour techniques and application of techniques

  • Blending, layering, paint lifting, and paper preparation

  • Flicking technique

  • Silhouettes and negative space


  • Programming: create a 2 player game using Scratch

  • Accurate coding

  • Create a podcast

Languages 💬

All students have access to one of the following languages:

  • Malay (local) 🇧🇳

  • Malay (for non-native learners) 🇧🇳

  • Mandarin 🇨🇳

  • French 🇫🇷

  • English as and additional language (EAL) 🌏

Language Concepts refers to the application of language concepts.

  • Expressing the language in oral and/or written communication

  • Creating projects to showcase language learning

  • Showing sound grammar understanding through written work

  • Applying a range of language skills to perform role play

  • Interpreting authentic materials

Language Acquisition refers to assimilating and retention of language learning.

  • Understanding the grammatical structure

  • Knowing and using correct syntax

  • Being able to self-assess and peer check

  • Building vocabulary in the target language

  • Recognising and/or decoding a wide array of materials

PE & Sport 🏐 🏊 🥅 ⚾️ 👟

All students have a comprehensive PE and Sport programme. Lessons are scheduled on rotation to ensure all students progress in the following areas:

  • Physical literacy

  • Tee Ball

  • Swimming

  • Indoor Games

  • Outdoor Games

  • Athletics

  • Striking and Fielding

  • Football

  • Tag Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Netball

  • Invasion Games

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Net Games

  • Fundamental movement skills

✋ Hands refers to physical ability and performance.

  • Having appropriate fitness levels to complete the lesson

  • Showing sound technique when learning skills/actions

  • Applying a range of skills

  • Performing under pressure i.e. applying skills to the game

👤 Head refers to knowledge and understanding of the topic.

  • Understanding the rules and regulations

  • Being able to feedback to peers

  • Solving problems

  • Understanding relevant tactics

♥️ Heart refers to the effort put into each and every PE lesson.

  • Taking and active part in the whole lesson

  • Always bringing PE/swimming kit

  • Showing sportsmanship and respect

  • Showing resilience and confidence

Music 🎶

  • Performing

  • Composing

  • Listening


Explore more...

👉 Year 5 Term 2

👉 Year 5 Term 3

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