Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 5 Da Vinci

Class teacher: Miss Gould


STEAM This term our STEAM focus is Maths, and we will be answering the question ‘can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ As our final product we will be presenting investigations showing properties of materials and working volcano models.  To achieve this we will be learning about the following:


  • Compare and group materials by their properties
  • Separating materials
  • Dissolving materials
  • Irreversible changes
  • Explore the relationship between tectonic plates and geographical features
  • Volcanoes and their features
  • Create a prototype
  • Test and evaluate a prototype
  • Create a purposeful and functional final product
  • Test and evaluate a product
Mathematics We will begin this term by looking at the composition and calculation of tenths, hundredths and thousandths. This will include:


  • Identifying equivalent decimals and fractions values
  • Comparing and ordering decimal values
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest whole or decimals
  • Solving calculations with decimal numbers
  • This decimal knowledge will then lead into our next unit: addition and subtraction of money.
Writing Our first unit this term will be based around constructing a narrative based on a particular culture. During this, we will be focussing on the composition of a narrative and writing for the purpose of entertainment as well as developing an understanding of different cultures around the world and how to incorporate these into our creative writing.
Computing In computing, we will develop our understanding of computer systems and how information is transferred between systems and devices.

The children will consider small-scale systems as well as large-scale systems; they will explain the input, output, and process aspects of a variety of different real-world systems.

Then, we will take part in a collaborative online project with other class members and develop the skills of working together online.

HRE (Health and Relationships) In HRE we will be looking at our Health and Wellbeing. Children will learn to:


  • Recognise what does and does not constitute ‘balance’; how to ensure a balanced lifestyle
  • Understand how regular (daily/weekly) exercise benefits mental and physical health.
  • Recognise the symptoms of common mild and moderate illnesses.
  • Identify wider public practices and responsibilities around limiting infection, including vaccinations.
  • Recognise the impact of lifestyle choices on dental care.
  • Identify how to keep safe from sun damage and sun/heat stroke and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
  • Understand how and when to seek support, including which adults to speak to in and outside school, if they are worried about their health.
  • Identify strategies and behaviours that support mental health
  • Understand how to recognise and name different feelings.
  • Recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity about everyday things that affect feelings.
  • How to seek support for peers; how to recognise and seek support if they suspect an adult is struggling.
Music This term, we are going to have Brass Lessons ran by Mr Probert. He is going to come into school once per week to begin teaching the children to read music and play a brass instrument.
PE Tag Rugby:


  • To throw and catch a ball and maintain possession.
  • To perform an accurate backwards pass.
  • To develop skills for attacking and defending.
  • To develop and perform skills during a game situation. Dance
  • Apply dynamics to movements with consistency.
  • To understand canon and unison.
  • I can link movements together to create short sequences.
  • work well with others to practice and rehearse.
  • perform dances with increasing duration and complexity.
  • evaluate mine and others work.
Modern Foreign Languages This term our topic in French is ‘all around town’. The children will learn to:


  • Name some major cities of France
  • Identify and say typical amenities to be found in French towns
  • Say and order multiples of 10
  • Ask and give a simple address in French
  • Locate the correct part of a bilingual dictionary to translate from French-English or vice versa
RE In our RE assemblies this term, we will be exploring the big question ‘Do you shape your own destiny?’. In our RE lessons in class, we will:


  • Explain the five pillars of Islam
  • Explain how the five pillars of Islam affect a Muslim’s life
  • Explore how the 5 pillars of Islam impact how a Muslim might respond to global issues such as social justice

Our PE days this term: Wednesday and Thursday


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