Year 5 Summer Term 2 Curriculum

Year 5 Summer 2 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Successful Learners

Areas of learning

As writers, we are:

  • Using our imagination through poetry composition, and adapting our style according to the audience.

As mathematicians, we are:

  • Exploring algebra and volume as well as developing our investigative and problem-solving skills.

As scientists, we are:

  • Learning about adopting a healthy lifestyle through an understanding of what we eat.
  • As geographers, we are broadening our knowledge and understanding of the continents whilst interpreting maps.

Confident Individuals


  • Linked to well-being, we will explore the importance of a healthy lifestyle by making informed choices.

Responsible Citizens


  • Through our geographical studies, we are enhancing our appreciation of the world’s physical features.

Spiritual & Moral

We are developing further the importance and benefits of having a healthy mental outlook on life.


  • We will learn and explain some of the different ways that believers show their beliefs, ideas and teachings.

Year 5 Subject Skills

Literacy Links

Choose a book from the selection of guided readers


  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories


  • identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • in narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action.
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning


  • Homophones


Text: Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly] Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time [for example, later], place [for example, nearby] and number [for example, secondly] or tense choices [for example, he had seen her before].

Punctuation: Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.


Geography  the focus this half term

Numeracy Links

  • Algebra – know that a letter can stand for an unknown number; recognise how multiplication is represented algebraically; solve simple algebraic problems
  • Time and Timetables – read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hr clocks; find differences between times
  • solve problems including those involving conversion between units of time; solve problems involving timetables
  • Investigations – draw upon the knowledge of number and number operations in tackling mathematical investigations
    try different approaches whilst working logically and checking solutions for accuracy
  • targeted revision and consolidation of key concepts, including written calculation methods and fractions, decimals and percentages


Geography of the world

  • Identify and describe what places are like.
  • The location of places and environments they study and other significant places and environments.
  • Describe where places are.
  • Explain why places are like they are.
  • Identify how and why places change.
  • Describe and explain how and why places are similar and different from other places in the same country or other places in the world.


We are Architects

  • Understand the work of architects, designers and engineers working in 3D in a real-life situation – the building of a new classroom!
  • Develop familiarity with a simple CAD tool
  • Develop greater spatial awareness through exploring and experimenting with a 3D virtual environment
  • Develop greater aesthetic awareness.

Art / D & T

Buildings, structures and constructions

  • Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].
  •  About great artists, architects and designers in history.


Use of materials in a real-life situation – design, architects, engineering.

  • 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

Sports and team participation

  • Consolidate existing skills and gain new ones.
  • Perform actions and skills with more consistent control and quality.
  • Plan, use and adapt strategies, tactics and compositional ideas for individual, pair, small group and small-team activities
  • Develop and use knowledge of the principles behind the strategies, tactics and ideas to improve their effectiveness.
  • Apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • How exercise affects the body in the short-term.
  • To warm up and prepare appropriately for different activities.
  • Why physical activity is good for health and well-being.
  • Why wearing appropriate clothing and being hygienic is good for their health and safety.

MFL Links

Music Links

  • Analyse and compare sounds
  • Explore, choose, combine and organise musical ideas within musical structures
  • Improve their own and others’ work in relation to its intended effect


Summer 2 Overview

Summer 2 POS