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Autumn 1 - Fantastic Fun Fairs

In out new topic for Autumn 1, we will be learning all about the history of the fun fair and how it has evolved over time. Please take a look at the Year 5 objectives we will be covering this term…


As Mathematicians, we will: 

  • understand place value

  • explore methods for addition and subtraction

  • use statistics

  • explore methods for multiplication and division

  • convert measures and find the perimeter and area of a given shape

  • understand and find fractions of a number

  • explore properties of shape

  • describe the position and direction of a given shape


As Scientists, we will:

  • construct simple circuits, identifying and naming basic parts.

  • become familiar with how to use symbols for the different elements of a circuit.

  • learn how to associate the brightness of a lamp with the voltage of cells in a circuit.

  • learn how to associate the loudness of a buzzer with the voltage of cells in a circuit.

  • use our knowledge of circuits to design a suitable circuit or a fairground ride.

  • learn the difference between a series and parallel circuit, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

  • become electricians to figure out how to mend broken circuits.

  • learn where electricity comes from, focusing on renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

  • become familiar with the scientists Alessandro Volta and Thomas Edison.


As Religious Education learners, we will:

  • be able to define the terms theist, atheist and agnostic and give examples of statements that reflect these beliefs.

  • give reasons why a Christian believes in God and an atheist does not.

  • outline clearly a Christian understanding of what God is like, using examples and evidence.

  • give examples of the ways in which believing about God is valuable in the lives of Christians and ways in which it can be challenging.

  • express thoughtful ideas about the impact of believing or not believing in God on someone’s life.

  • present different views on why people believe in God or not.


As Musicians, we will:

  • listen to and appraise a range of music.

  • understand tempo, rhythm and beat.

  • learn a variety of skills using African drums

  • play in time with the rhythm of the music.

  • appraise music from a variety of composers including classical composers.


As Spanish learners, we will:

  • recap how to greet others and introduce ourselves.

  • ask someone’s name and reply with your own name.

  • ask how someone is and reply with how you are feeling.

  • learn to count to 20.

  • recognise a range of colours in Spanish.

  • read a variety of Spanish words.

  • Write phrases and full sentences in Spanish.




As Mathematicians, we will:


  • read and partition numbers up to ten million.

  • compare and order numbers by size.

  • round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.

  • add and subtract along a negative number line.

  • revise formal methods of column addition and subtraction.

  • multiply two, three and four digit numbers by one and two digit numbers.

  • divide four digit numbers by one digit numbers, finding remainders.

  • develop the use of long division with more complex numbers.

  • find common factors and multiples of numbers.

  • work with the prime numbers up to 100.

  • investigate square and cube numbers.

  • learn how to use brackets to order calculations.


We are writers: (Formal Leaflets)

In Literacy we will be:

·        Reading and discussing a range of formal leaflets

·        Understanding the key features of formal leaflets

·        Understanding the audience of a formal leaflet

·        Unpicking a formal leaflet and finding the key parts

·        Creating our own formal leaflet

·        Writing our own formal leaflets

·        Editing and improving our work

·        Presenting our leaflets to the class


We are Basketball Players

In PE we will be enjoying Basketball sessions. These will include:

·        Understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down

·        Controlling a basketball with both hands

·        Protecting the ball under pressure

·        Knowing how to use my body to protect the ball

·        Passing the ball, having good techniques of having a target, receiving the pass, stepping in the direction of the pass at a chest pass and a bounce pass

·        Knowing how to create space to receive a pass

·        Using different skills such as varying speed and direction to get past defenders

·        Marking a player to limit chances for the opposition

·        Working as a team to create shooting opportunities

Dribbling, passing and shooting the basketball using the correct technique to play in a game


We are inventors

In Design Technology we will be:

·        Using important mechanisms with belts and pulleys

·        Generating ideas my own carousel design

·        Designing, evaluating and making a model of a carousel ride

·        Using electrical systems such as motors

·        Using mechanical systems such as pulleys, cams and gears

·        Measuring materials accurately to cut

·        Building a framework to support my mechanism


We are Web Page Designers:

In ICT this term we shall be designing and creating our own website. We will: -


  • Explore the reliability of search engines and how they rank results

  • Practise the skills of website design

  • Design our own website

  • Make and evaluate our website.



We are committed to our Health and Wellbeing:

In PSHE this term we will:


  • develop strategies for getting support for yourself or for others at risk

  • know how to use a range of basic first aid procedures and how to get help in a range of emergency situations.

  • develop strategies for keeping safe online and to know how to spot and deal with suspicious content.

  • learn the different ways of achieving and celebrating personal goals

  • understand that having high aspirations can support personal achievements

  • learn how to manage conflicting or complex emotions.

  • be aware of your own self-image and how your body fits into that.

  • identify what you are looking forward to with becoming a teenager and understand that this brings growing responsibilities (age of consent)

  • learn about change, including transitions (between key stages and schools), loss, separation, divorce and bereavement.

  • describe the different role that food plays in people’s lives and explain how people can develop eating problems (disorders) relating to body image pressures

  • understand what makes a balanced lifestyle and to know which choices to make for good health – both physical and mental.