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Tany's Dell CP School - Reaching for the Stars Part of the Templefields Multi Academy Trust

Mowbray Road, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2LS


Welcome to Year 5!


Year 5

We are excited to welcome your children to a fun-filled year of learning and enjoyment. 

In Indigo Class, your child's Teacher is Miss Ashborn

In Navy Class, your child's Teacher is Mr Worton-Geer 

The Learning Support Assistants in Year Five are Miss Bennett and Mrs Collinson. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions, concerns or queries - we want your child to be happy.




During the year the children will be taking part in a number of cross-curricular topics. Some of these topics have been chosen directly from the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, others have been chosen by the children and planned with the help of their teachers. Further topics may well be developed as the year progresses in order to stimulate new interest and respond to current world and local events. We will always endeavour to ensure that each topic is enhanced by exciting activities which may include an educational visit or visitor.


The key topics/learning activities we have already decided for this year are:

  • World War II

  • Harlow: Our Local Area

  • Land vs animals

  • Ancient Egypt

  • Space

  • Extreme Earth.




 A local history study – Looking at the design and growth of Harlow New Town linked to WW2 and what was here before.



Locational knowledge – Locate the world countries, using maps to focus on the rest of Europe, concentrating on environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics of major cities.

Place knowledge – Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom.

Human and physical geography – Describe and understand key aspects of human geography.

Geographical skills and fieldwork – Using maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to locate countries. Use the eight point compass and four figure grid references. Use fieldwork to measure, observe, record and present the human and physical features in the local area.



Islam – The Five Pillars of Islam  and The Ka’bah and the Hajj.

Christianity – The creation story in Genesis 1 and Holy week.

Christianity in the local community and beyond.

Buddhism – Living as a Buddhist: Devotional practices and the middle way.



E-safety – How to be safe online and protect ourselves.

Programming – design an algorithm for a specific outcome. Use variables in a programme. Debug mistakes in a programme.

Handling Data – Use spreadsheets and databases to collect and record data.

Multimedia – Use text, photos, sound and video editing tools. Select and combine technology tools to create effects.

Technology in our Lives – Describe what the internet is and different parts of it. Recognise and evaluate different types of information. Use appropriate search engines. Describe ways in which websites advertise their products.


Art and Design

-       Line techniques with charcoal, pencils, chalk and pastels. Build an awareness of composition, scale and proportion.

-       Paper Mache and mod rock planets.

-        Clay animals.

-       People in action drawings and printing.



Know about breathing dynamics ad accuracy of pitch. Sing songs in one or two parts. Play tuned and untuned instruments. Perform in groups showing an awareness of the audience. Organise musical ideas. Analyse and compare sounds. Discuss musical elements using correct terms whenever possible.


Design Technology

Old fashioned toys, moon buggies, planets.

Developing and Planning – Develop an idea in depth. Create prototypes. Use found information to inform plans.

Working with tools, equipment and materials – Join and combine components with accuracy. Make quality products.

Evaluating – Use design criteria to make informed decisions about how to develop work. Identify strengths and weaknesses.



Greetings, family, food and drink, all about me, animals.

Speaking and Listening - Listen to and respond verbally to simple questions in Spanish. Have a short discussion on a topic with somebody.  Recite a short piece of narrative.

Reading and Writing – Read extracts from fiction and non-fiction texts. Read and write simple sentences or phrases.

Intercultural Understanding – Learn about other languages. Learn about festivals and celebrations in different cultures. Compare attitudes towards aspects of life in different cultures.



Football, ball skills, dance, tennis, rounders, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.


For further information about topics, parents should ensure that they keep up to date with their child’s Home/School Book.


We will be following the appropriate Programmes of Study as outlined in National Curriculum 2014 for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. Your child will be considered to be working at National Expectations if they have achieved each of the following Performance Indicators by the end of the year.




Use knowledge of morphology and etymology to read aloud and understand new words
Make comparisons within and across books
Increases familiarity with a wide range of books including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage and books from other cultures and traditions 
Check that the book makes sense to them discussing their understand and exploring the meaning of words in context
Draw inferences such as characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence
Summarises the main ideas within a paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction
Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read
Provide reasoned justifications for views about a book




Use the range of punctuation taught in Year 5 (and previous years) accurately
Recognise and use spellings for homophones (Y5 words & those from previous years)
Spell accurately words with prefixes and suffixes identified in the Year 5 curriculum
Begin to consider the audience and purpose before writing, and adapt accordingly
Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
Develop setting, atmosphere and character, including through dialogue
Select the appropriate form and use other similar writing as models for their own
Use effective organisational and presentational devices to structure texts
Use the correct tense consistently throughout a piece of writing
Use correct subject and verb agreement (mostly)
Begin to use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information
Begin to use modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
Begin to convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes (eg. -ate, -ise, -ify)
Use grammatical connections and adverbials of time, place and number for cohesion




Read, write, order and compare numbers to 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
Interpret negative numbers in context (forwards and backwards through zero)
Add and subtract mentally with increasingly larger numbers (eg.12,462 - 2,300 = 10,162)
Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, incl. using formal written methods
Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 or 1000, including decimals
Identify multiples and factors including finding all factor pairs of a number and common factors of 2 numbers
Solve problems using x & ÷ using knowledge of factors (including prime factors), multiples, squares and cubes
Solve problems using +, -, x & ÷ and a combination of these incl. understanding of meaning of =
Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number
Add and subtract fractions with denominators that are the same or multiples of the same no.
Read and write decimal numbers as fractions eg. 0.71 = 71/100
Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places
Know % and decimal equivs of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5 & frctns with denom. of multiples of 10 or 25
Convert between different units of metric measure eg. Km, m, cm, mm or g and kg ect
Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cms and metres
Calculate the area of rectangles, and estimate the area of irregular shapes using eg cm2
Distinguish btw regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides & angles
Draw and measure angles to the nearest degree
Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables