Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Year 5

Teachers - Miss Leithgoe, Miss Ritchie, Mrs Squires and Mrs Ravat.

Teaching Assistants - Miss Bibi, Mrs Mayat, Mrs Patel.

Below is the Summer term overview - this covers everything that your child will be working on throughout the Summer term in Year 5. 


For the full year overview of all subjects covered across this year group, please click on the link below.

Year 5 Long term plan 2021-2022.

To look back at the work your child covered last term, click on the link for the Year 4 Spring term overview.

Year 5 Spring term overview 2022.




Over the Summer term the children will learn about:

  • Decimals and fractions
  • Percentage problems
  • Addition and subtraction of money
  • Multiplication and division with remainders including money
  • Using tables and line graphs
  • Mental maths

In Year 5 we follow a progressive approach where the children get experience of mathematical concepts in blocks of a week or two weeks. They then revisit these concepts over the year to ensure they have mastered the knowledge and understanding.  We encourage the children to be independent learners in maths and they utilise their Maths Toolkit to support their learning when required.



In Literacy over the Summer Term, Year 5 will be looking at a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres. To begin with, they will look at the story of Kensuke’s Kingdom. They will write a discursive piece to help the main character with his decision- should he stay or should he go… Afterwards, Year 5 will move on to think about the Anglo Saxons and use their Historical knowledge to write a persuasive piece. The children will then move on to look at Myths and Legends and end the year with Poetry, thinking about how to perform in front of an audience.


PE- Physical Education

In Summer 1, the children will be taught creative ways to use their bodies by taking part in small team games which are not based on their feet for movement. They will develop their co-ordination and tactics and have to think creatively and skilfully to move and pass balls around to score points. The challenges this term are seated ones which strengthen core muscles and improve balance.

In Summer 2, the children will be developing their social skills alongside their PE ones. Through a range of small group activities and games, they will help to organise roles and identify responsibilities to help guide each other through a task. They will be expected to work on their cooperation skills with patience and give feedback to each other.




We will start by examining what a force is. Using a variety of different practical experiment, children will investigate the following:

  • Pulleys, levers and basic mechanism.
  • Gravity and the work of Isaac Newton
  • Air resistance and water resistance
  • Friction

Animals including humans

During this topic the children will learn about the changes that humans go through as they develop from birth through to old age.



This term we will be consolidating the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.



Pupils are learning to construct high numbers in French, develop food related vocabulary trough games, stories and role play and build their understanding of sentence structures, questions and phrases, equipping themselves with language they could use when shopping in France. They also develop their language detective skills, facing an entirely unfamiliar authentic French text.




Concept maps:

Children will be introduced to the idea of concept mapping. Using PurpleMash they will collaboratively and individually create basic concept maps and learn how these can be useful.

Word processing:

Children will learn how to use basic functions in Microsoft Word. By the end of the unit they will be able to insert tables, images, and text boxes into a word document. They will also learn how to create a letter using a template and be able to create a newspaper format using columns.


PSHE- Personal Social Health Economic Education

 In the first half of the summer term children will be learning all about Relationships. This includes having a positive belief in themselves and understanding how to build up their own self esteem. They will be learning about the online community and their relationships there and the positive and negative influences within it. Children will consider the amount of time they spend on devices and what they can do to reduce that time so that their health is not affected. They will also learn how to stay safe when communicating with their friends while using technology.


In the second half of the term, the children are studying the unit ‘Changing me’. They will learn about their own bodies and understand and respect the changes they see in. They will learn that everyone is unique and special in their own way and be aware of their own body image. They will learn how to cope with the changes and know who to turn to for help. They can look forward to the changes in classes at the end of the term as they move on to their time in Year 6.


RE- Religious Education


Over the summer term, we will be exploring the question:

What values are shown in codes for living?

This unit enables pupils to identify values in human life, and think about their own values, with special reference to the values of Christians, Humanists, Jews and Muslims. The focus is on the way in which stories communicate values, and the ways in which values make a difference to our lives. Pupils are enabled to think for themselves about questions to do with what matters in life. The unit works towards an understanding of the values peoples share, and the fact that not all values are shared. Pupils are encouraged to consider what can be learnt from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Humanist ideas for themselves and at every point to explore examples and teaching referring to their own values, in the light of other people’s ideas.


Art and Design skills


Year 5 will be focussing on Design Technology skills this term as they focussed on Art and Design in the previous term.

DT- Design Technology

In Summer 1, the children will design and make their own interactive pop-up book for a young child. They will draw out the pages; add accompanying captions and incorporate a range of mechanisms. They will learn how to make a box and mouth fold, incorporate levers and sliders to control movement and finally include any decorative features they envisage in their final design.

In Summer 2, the children will focus on food and nutrition. The children will modify a traditional bolognese sauce recipe to make it healthier. They will cook their new and improved versions, design appropriate packaging and also learn about the ethical considerations of farming and cattle.


In this unit the children will be trying to answer our big question:

Where should I settle?

 In this unit, the children head back in time to find out how the towns and cities of the UK first developed. Children will learn about the needs and requirements early settlers had when choosing a place to build a home. They will look at place names around the UK to see how the Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Vikings all left their mark. Through use of digital and paper maps, children will investigate land use in different sized settlements and the ways in which settlements are linked together. At the end of the unit, children draw together all their learning about settlements to design their own new settlement!




In this unit the children will be trying to answer our big question:

Should I stay or should I go?

We will begin by thinking who were the Anglo Saxons and where did they come from? The children will get to find out about why they wanted to settle in Britain and consider what an Anglo Saxon village was like. The children will then get to see what life was like if you were an Anglo Saxon, thinking about their food and clothing. We will learn about how Anglo Saxon Britain was ruled and how they found out about Christianity. They will then end the unit by considering what the mystery of Sutton Hoo was…



We follow the spelling patterns from Spelling Shed.


The children can then use the website to practice their weekly spellings choosing the level of support they need. Each child in Year 5 has a copy of the spelling lists in their school book bag. They will be given a weekly spelling test to consolidate their spellings.



Every week Year 5 children will be given homework on Friday (due in the following Tuesday):

  • be given a maths activity, either linked to their learning that week or revisiting a previously taught skill
  • be expected to read their reading book and get their reading record signed x3 weekly
  • play on TTRockstars and Spelling Shed
  • learn their weekly spellings (each week has a different list focus that the children have been practising in school that week)

Each half term Year 5 children will:

be set their black book homework tasks. They need to choose AT LEAST 3 activities to complete which will be shared with with their class and teacher. It could include art work, writing, computer presentations, 3D models, posters etc.