Year 5

Curriculum 2017/2018

Autumn Term 2



Our Power of Reading book this term is a novel called Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Liam Digby a ‘gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. Follow Liam and his friend, Florida Kirby on this humorous, action packed adventure exploring the ups and downs of being a parent and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’. Through this novel we will be developing our ability to respond to a text through creating a debate with written arguments along with developing the skill of writing to persuade.


In effective maths this term we will be focusing on:

  • Time
  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and division


In science this term we will be learning about Earth and Space. We will be describing the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun, the movement of the moon relative to the Earth and using the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night.


Journey through space, the final frontier … Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System!


In history we will be exploring the lives of significant individuals such as Galileo Galilei and Isaac newton and exploring the 1960s space race.

Art and Design


Selecting materials to create a rocket!


In geography we will be comparing the time of day at different places on Earth and using GPS satellite navigation systems to unlock hidden treasure!


Places in a town


Competitive games


We will be exploring expressions of Faith through Christianity and Sikhism.


We will be using the Votes4Schools materials to explore national and global issues.