Year 5

Overview of Learning 2016-17

Autumn 1 - Building a village; Settlements

The big idea

Is this neighbourhood a good place to live – what do you think? Have you ever wondered why
people in the past chose to live here? Together, we are going to find out about the places where
people live. We’ll be looking at different countries as well as different times in history and different societies.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1 2017

Autumn 2 - Weather and Climate

The big idea

Differences in weather and climate affect our lives and our lifestyles. We cannot control our weather and climate, but they can control us - influencing where we live, what we can do, what we wear and even what we eat! In this unit we will be finding out about the differences between weather and climate, and the important role they play in the lives of everyone on the planet.

 

Spring 1 & 2 - The Great, the Bold and the Brave

The big idea

The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks and the Romans. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures – creating the world we know today.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview Spring 1 and 2 2018

Summer 1 & 2 - What a wonderful world

The big idea

Natural forces have been shaping our planet for many billions of years and these dramatic changes are still going on, right now, all around us. Throughout this unit we will be learning more about the physical processes that shape our planet – and the vital role that we play in safeguarding our planet and its resources for future generations.

"Pupils are engaged, motivated and focused. They respond to teachers’ high expectations. Pupils say that adults always encourage them not to give up."

- Ofsted, 2017