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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 Class Page


We have a very exciting term ahead of us. We hope that the following information about our curriculum and routines will help you and your child.


Year 5 Teaching Team

Miss. Bee – Class Teacher

Mrs Graham - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Parker – Teaching Assistant


Physical Education Reminders

P.E kits are required on a Monday (Dance) & Wednesday (P.E.)

During the Spring term we will be swimming on a Tuesday, please remember full swimming kits.


Homework Reminders

On a Tuesday the children will be given homework and spellings, the Homework book should be returned to school by Friday.  Children should aim to read and learn spellings on a daily basis.  The children will have a weekly spelling test on a Monday and a multiplication quiz during the week.


Curriculum Information

This year at Kings Meadow, in a change to our curriculum, we have developed new themes and learning sequences to inspire our children that ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’! Information about our new ‘Dimensions’ Curriculum can be found in the Curriculum section of this website. The following information is specific to Year 5.

In Year 5 we are ‘NAVIGATORS’.  Through our teaching, and the experiences we offer, this year our children will learn how to become:

LEADERS I try to influence others, negotiating and balancing different views to reach workable solutions.

ABLE TO APPLY SKILLS I can use previously acquired knowledge and skills to help complete a new task.

OVERCOMERS I can work towards goals, showing initiative and without giving up.

FOCUSED - I can look closely at information, judging its importance and value.


Current Theme

“Come Fly With Me! America’” is a thematic unit, based on North and Central America, with a key
focus on geography and history. It begins with the location of countries and states, before we move on
to learning about the discovery of America and the Native American people. We will also study weather
and climate, as well as human and physical features.


Curriculum Breadth

The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, dance, ICT / computing, literacy, science, design technology, maths, music and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects offered, but also from their careful integration, leading to more connected thinking. Global Dimensions help pupils develop a wider perspective and understand the links between their own lives and those of people around the globe, as well as understanding their own place in the worldwide community.


Curriculum Depth

Learning Means the World puts great emphasis on curriculum depth. We focus on common attributes that ensure provision of a deep curriculum and use them to underpin our thematic units. We consider these to be:- meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical, creative and high order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products. Through elements such as Catalyst Questions, Pupil-Led Activities and Essential Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers can thus ensure a greater depth of learning.


In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives:



Ge45 Investigate using an increasing range of primary and secondary sources of information
Ge46 Analyse evidence and draw conclusions
Ge47 Identify a range of geographical processes that cause change in the physical and human world in
different places
Ge48 Use appropriate geographical vocabulary to communicate in a variety of ways
Ge49 Use atlases, globes, maps and digital /computer mapping at a range of scales
Hi35 Identify and describe reasons for and results of historical events, situations and changes



Sc38 Plan different types of scientifc investigations
Sc39 Make predictions based on scientifc knowledge
Sc40 Carry out a range of scientifc investigations
Sc46 Select information from provided sources
Sc47 Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs
Sc48 Produce written explanations of results, causal explanations and conclusions
Sc49 Use results to make predictions for further tests



Ar72 Painting Work on preliminary studies to test media and materials. Investigate, explore and
record information to generate imaginative ideas.
Ar75 Compare and comment on ideas, methods and approaches used in their own and others’ work,
beginning to relate these to intention, in order to adapt and improve outcomes
Ar78 Painting Create imaginative work from a variety of sources


Knowledge Organisers / Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers

Please download the files below to see our current Knowledge Organiser (WHISK Sheet) and our Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers. These will provide you with a clear overview of all the subjects and learning that will take place in your child’s current theme.



Please keep checking this page for more information, links to useful websites and lots of photographs of our learning.



Our current class novel is:

 The Thieves by Ostia by Caroline Lawrence






We will be using this book to explore historical stories.