Year 5 Autumn 2 Term Curriculum

Year 5 Autumn 2 – Habitats and Materials

Successful Learners

Areas of learning

In science, we will:

  • Be learning about materials and how they change. We will test the properties of different kinds of materials and discover how different materials serve different purposes.
  • We will approach science from a practical and problem-solving perspective.

In geography, we will be:

  • Extending our investigations of rivers and explore other local and global habitats. We will investigate the different life cycles and ecology that make up the habitat as well as how humans are impacting on them.

In English, we will be:

  • Exploring a range of poetry, leaflets, and persuasive writing.

In D.T we will:

  • Be using different materials to create different kinds of structures.

In computing, we will:

  • Be exploring blogging and how to use it sensibly and safely.

In RE we will:

  • Be looking at calendars and festivals throughout the world.

Confident Individuals



  • Children will investigate the traits of resilience and to become more resilient within their learning and attitude towards life.

Responsible Citizens


  • As part of geography, children look at the effects of pollution and how we as good citizens can help protect our rivers and environment.

Spiritual & Moral

  • We will realise the consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism, on individuals and communities.
  • We will resolve differences by looking at alternatives, making decisions and explaining choices.

Physical education

  • We will learn basketball and invasion games. We will learn to build sportsmanship.

Year 5 Subject Skills



Pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history. They will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.

They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

  • a local history study
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • a significant turning point in British history, for example, the first railways or the Battle of Britain
  • the changing power of monarchs using case studies such as John, Anne and Victoria


Number – multiplication and division:

  • identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers
  • know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
  • establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
  • multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000


  • measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
  • calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes


History focus


Art / D&T


Properties and changes of materials

Pupils will be taught:

  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

PE / Games

Basketball and Dance

  • Pupils will be taught:
  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Autumn 2 Overview

Autumn 2 POS

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