E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.

Year 5

Curriculum Autumn Term 

English Writing:

Text focus: The boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q. Rauf

Key Skills:

  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
  • using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing
  • using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register.

English Reading

Book: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Key Skills:

  • Retrieve and record key information/key details from fiction and non-fiction
  • Make inference from the text/ explain and justify using evidence from the text.


Maths: Fractions



Ravens: Tuesday Football and Thursday Dance

Kestrels: Wednesday Football and Thursday Dance



Inspirational quotes

  • Explore and discuss inspirational quotes made by famous people through out history
  • Begin to understand about beliefs, behaviour and characteristics of people recognising that not everyone shares the same views and feelings
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity, change, cause and consequence
  • Understand the significance of inspirational quotes throughout history
  • Make links between the actions and thoughts of black activists today
  • Use timelines to order information 


Light – How do the inventions of Percy Shaw work? 

What is the relationship between light sources, objects and shadows?

R: E

who was Jesus and why was he born?


Design and make a musical instrument

Research develop and design an innovative, functional and appealing musical instrument – link to classical rock



Livin’ On A Prayer – An appreciation of classic rock; singing, playing, improvising and composing



How can we keep healthy as we grow?



Sports (I play…/ I do not play…)

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