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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 settle into Ash class.


Year 5 Teaching Team

Mrs Norton – Class Teacher

Mrs Parker - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Lightfoot – Teaching Assistant


Physical Education Reminders

P.E uniforms are now worn on a Monday (Dance) & Thursday (P.E.)


Homework Reminders

On Monday’s children will be given spellings to learn for a quiz the following Monday.  On a Tuesday the children will be given homework, this is to be handed by Friday.  Children should aim to read and learn spellings on a daily basis. 


Curriculum Information

This year at Kings Meadow, 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

Our current theme is:

‘Come fly With Me! America'

“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 learning about the discovery of America and the Native American people. Pupils will also study weather and climate, as well as human and physical features. The unit ends with an explanation of ‘The American Dream’, whilst examining the values of freedom and tolerance.


Curriculum Breadth

The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, dance, ICT / computing, design technology, 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:

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


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

N1 Dt40 Plan what they have to do, including how to use materials, equipment and processes

Dt41 Communicate design ideas in different ways e.g. discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design


Mu38 Improvise melodic and rhythmic phrases

Mu39 Compose from different starting points by developing ideas within musical structures

Mu43 Describe and compare different kinds of music using key musical vocabulary

Mu44 Listen carefully, developing and demonstrating musical understanding

Mu46 Perform rounds and part songs, maintaining their own part with awareness of how different parts fit together to achieve an overall effect

Mu49 Compose their own instrumental and vocal music and perform their own and others’ compositions



Our current class novel is:

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie