Year 5 Summer Terms 1 & 2

May The Force Be With You / A Local Study


  • Visit to Lincolnshire Show
  • Visit from member of RAF


In Maths, we will be learning about:

Geometry - Properties of Shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations
  • know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)


  • angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360°)
  • angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn (total 180°)
  • other multiples of 90°
  • use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
  • distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles


In English, we will be learning about:

The Power of Reading

  • To engage children with a story with which they will empathise
  • To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion
  • To develop creative responses to the text through drama, storytelling and artwork
  • To compose poetry
  • To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters
  • To write with confidence for real purposes and audiences


In Science, we’ll be finding out how about:


  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
  • Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Animals, including humans

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Living things and their habitats

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Working Scientifically

  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, and bar and line graphs.
  • Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Art & Design

In Art, we will be finding out how to:

Design of an imaginary vehicle, with forces considered

  • Create sketch books 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

Collage of Hubbard’s Hills

  • Create sketch books 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]


In Computing, we will be finding out how to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Use a coding package; research information using the Internet and decide which information is reliable and up-to-date

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology, we will be finding out how to:

Catapults and Sailboats

  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities: evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.
  • Designing Viking building, clothing and helmets.


In Geography, we will be finding out about:

  • Location of Louth, map of local area
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern
  • Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
  • The eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  • Using fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.


In History, we will be finding out about:

Sir Isaac Newton / Louth Flood

  • Developing a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study; noting connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms; addressing and sometimes devising historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance; understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.


Languages are not covered in this topic


In Music, we will:

  • Create a soundscape for Hubbard’s Hills;
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations

Physical Education (PE)

In PE, we will covering:

  • Cricket
  • Hockey – Kwik Stix

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In PSHE, we will be:

  • Going for Goals
  • Good to be Me!


Religious Education

In R.E, we are following the Lincolnshire syllabus and covering:

  • Muslim beliefs and Lifestyles