Year 5

*** September 2022 - please bear with us as we update our class page ***

English Overviews

We're currently revising our English curriculum content to ensure it meets the needs of our children. Class teachers will be able to provide you with more information if you'd like it, just send them a message or call the office. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Reading Overview

YEar 5.pdf

Writing Overview

Writing 5.pdf

Mathematics Overview & Support

We are proud to work with the Maths Hub for 2020 - 2022 to develop a matery approach when teaching mathematics. For

Termly Overview

This information is currently being updated.

Please contact Miss Light if you have any queries in the meantime - p.light@oakfield.hants.sch.uk

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS)

Topics & Overviews

AUTUMN

Science

Forces & Mechanisms

This project teaches children about the forces of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, with children exploring their effects. They learn about mechanisms, their uses and how they allow a smaller effort to have a greater effect.

Forces.pdf

Science

Earth & Space

This project teaches children about our Solar System and its spherical bodies. They describe the movements of Earth and other planets relative to the Sun, the Moon relative to Earth and the Earth's rotation to explain day and night.

History

Dynamic Dynasties

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

Dynamic Dynasties knowledge organiser.pdf

Geography

Investigating Our World

This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about locating map features using a range of methods. They learn about the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and worldwide time zones and study interconnected climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes. Children learn about human geography and capital cities worldwide before looking at the UK motorway network and settlements. They carry out an enquiry to identify local settlement types.

Investigating our World.pdf

Art

Tints, Tones & Shades

This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.

Tints.pdf

Art

Taotie

This project teaches children about the significance and art of the taotie motif, including ancient and contemporary casting methods.

Taotie.pdf

DT

Moving Mechanisms

This project teaches children about pneumatic systems. They experiment with pneumatics before designing, making and evaluating a pneumatic machine that performs a useful function.

Music

Pulse & Rhythm

Music

Composition and Notation

Computing

Video creation

Computing

Programming

OWL

PE

Core - Cognitive

PE

Core - Creative

SPRING

Science

Properties & Changes of Materials

This project teaches children about the wider properties of materials and their uses. They learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. They study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.

Properties.pdf

History

Dig for Victory


Geography

Sow, Grow & Farm

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

Sow, Grow and Farm knowledge organiser.pdf

Art

Line, Light & Shadows

This project teaches children about the visual qualities of line, light and shadow. They explore the work of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt and are introduced to a range of shading techniques. They take black and white photographs and use pencil, pen and ink wash to reimagine their photographs in a shaded drawing.

Line.pdf

Art

Nature's Art

This project teaches children about the genre of land art. They work outdoors to sketch natural forms and explore the sculptural potential of natural materials before working collaboratively to create land art installations.

Nature.pdf

DT

Eat The Seasons

This project teaches children about the meaning and benefits of seasonal eating, including food preparation and cooking techniques.

Music

Significant People

Music

Music appreciation and listening

Computing

Programming

Computing

AR & VR

Computing

Data handling

OWL

PE

Gym - U1

PE

Dance - U1

SUMMER

Science

Human Reproduction & Ageing

This project teaches children about animal life cycles, including the human life cycle. They explore human growth and development to old age, including the changes experienced during puberty and human reproduction.

Reproduction.pdf

History

Groundbreaking Greeks

This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.

Groundbreaking Greeks knowledge organiser.pdf

Art

Mixed Media

This project teaches children about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. They use their learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage.

Mixed Media.pdf

Art

Expression

This project teaches children about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.

Expression.pdf

DT

Architecture

This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.

Music

Singing

Music

Performance

Computing

Animation

Computing

Computer Networks

Computing

Sound

OWL

PE

Core - Physical

PE

Core - Personal

PE

Swimming

Religious Education - Love To Celebrate!

We look at six celebrations from across the major religions of the world

Sikhism

Guru Arjan Gurpurab


Autumn 1

Gurpurabs are special celebration days that commemorate the lives of the Sikh Gurus.

Guru Arjan achieved many things during his lifetime. He completed the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1604 and promoted the Sikh principle of dasvandh, giving 10% of earnings to help others as an act of service to God who Sikhs call Waheguru. He also collated the hymns and teachings of the first five Gurus and created the Adi Granth, the book that would eventually become the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Arjan also became the first Sikh Guru to be martyred for his faith.

Many Sikhs remember Guru Arjan by attending special services in the Gurdwara and serving cooling drinks to others. This reminds them of the thirst Guru Arjan must have suffered and his cool and calm nature as he faced death.

Islaam

Eid al-Fitr


Summer 1

Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month of Ramadan. After each day of fasting, many families share iftar, their evening meal, together. All Muslims who are old enough and well enough are expected to fast. School and work life carries on as normal, even though no food or drink is consumed during daylight hours.

Eid al-Fitr comes at the end of the fast and is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. During Eid al-Fitr, Muslims spend time with their families, eat together, celebrate as a community and thank Allah for the help, strength and self-control he gave them throughout Ramadan.

Christianity

Pentecost


Spring 1

Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter. According to the Bible, Jesus had ascended into heaven 10 days earlier and the disciples were waiting to receive power from God to help them spread Jesus' message. When the Holy Spirit filled the disciples, they started speaking in different languages so that the people in the crowd could understand them. That day, 3000 people were baptised as Christians, therefore Pentecost is seen as the birthday of the Christian church.

Today, Pentecost is a popular time for baptism and confirmation services. Church leaders may wear red to represent the flames that settled on the heads of the disciples and some churches may also serve a special cake after the Sunday service to mark the birthday of the church.


Buddhism

Dharma Day


Summer 2

Dharma Day, or Asalha Puja, is celebrated in July by Buddhists around the world. The word Dharma means teaching and Dharma Day commemorates Buddha's first sermon in the Deer Park in Varanasi, India, over 2500 years ago. Buddhists celebrate Dharma Day by studying Buddha's teachings and feeling graduate for what they have learned.

Judaism

Passover


Spring 2

Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals. It commemorates the time Moses led the Israelite slaves to freedom over 3000 years ago. The word Passover refers to the final plague of Egypt, when God 'passed over' the houses of the Israelites and killed the first born sons of the Egyptians. After this plague, Pharaoh set the Israelites free and they were led into the desert by Moses. This is known as the Exodus.

The Jewish Passover celebrations last seven to eight days. Families clean their houses, rest, eat special meals together and read the story of the Exodus from the Torah.




Hinduism

Holi


Autumn 2

Holi is celebrated throughout India and beyond. Bonfires are lit on the first day of Holi to remind Hindus of the story of Holika and Prahlad. Coloured paint is thrown or squirted at friends, family and even strangers on the second day of the festival. This commemorates a story about the young Krishna and his beloved Radha.

The festival also marks the winter harvest, welcomes spring and celebrates love.

P.S.H.E - Personal Social Health Education (Including Relationships & Sex Education)

We follow six key themes in P.S.H.E. that are taught at the same time across the school, below is the specific theme covered.

Being Me In My World

  • Planning the forthcoming year

  • Being a citizen

  • Rights and responsibilities

  • Rewards and consequences

  • How behaviour affects groups

  • Democracy, having a voice,

participating

Celebrating Difference

  • Cultural differences and how

they can cause conflict

  • Racism

  • Rumours and name-calling

  • Types of bullying

  • Material wealth and

happiness

  • Enjoying and respecting

other cultures

Dreams & Goals

  • Future dreams

  • The importance of money

  • Jobs and careers

  • Dream job and how to get there

  • Goals in different cultures

  • Supporting others (charity)

  • Motivation

Healthy Me

  • Smoking, including vaping

  • Alcohol

  • Alcohol and anti-social behaviour

  • Emergency aid

  • Body image

  • Relationships with food

  • Healthy choices

  • Motivation and behaviour

Relationships

  • Self-recognition and self-worth

  • Building self-esteem

  • Safer online communities

  • Rights and responsibilities online

  • Online gaming and gambling

  • Reducing screen time

  • Dangers of online grooming

  • SMARRT internet safety rules

Changing Me

  • Self- and body image

  • Influence of online and media on

body image

  • Puberty for girls

  • Puberty for boys

  • Conception (including IVF)

  • Growing responsibility

  • Coping with change

  • Preparing for transition