Year 5 Summer Term 2019

Summer Term – “Growth”


Scientific enquiry:

Can present findings in appropriate ways including in tables, graphs and text

Can read findings presented in line graphs

Can present data using line graphs

Identifies observable differences and similarities to observe or measure

Can observe changes over time

Can decide on sample size

Can decide how long to make observations and how often

Living things and their habitats:

  • Can describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Can describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

Properties and changes of materials:

  • Can compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • Knows that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover Substance from a solution
  • Uses knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • Demonstrates that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • Can explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

Geography  (The Alps v The Appalachians)

Locational and Place Knowledge

  • Can describe and explain similarities and differences (human and physical) of a region of a European country and a region/area within North or South America

Human and Physical Geography

  • Understands how human and physical processes give a continent studied its unique characteristics

Art   (Alberto Giacometti 1901 – 1966)

Thinking artistically

  • Plans, develops and makes pieces from their initial sketches
  • Refines decisions about materials, techniques and tools as they go

Skills & Techniques

  • Can use a range of materials, texture or techniques to convey mood, feelings or movement (Winter wonder … Giovanni Giacometti’s Winterlandschaft)


Cooking and Nutrition

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Music  (Maestros)


  • Sing songs with accuracy of melody including a two-part song
  • Sing with confidence
  • Can perform as part of a group, demonstrating increased musicality with expression and phrasing
  • Maintains a strong sense of pulse, knowing when they are going out of time
  • Follows basic shapes in music when performing, including staff and other notation


  • Independently recognise rhythmic notation



  • Uses forehand and backhand in racquet sports
  • Can strike the ball with control with a bat or racquet


  • Demonstrates the capacity to learn and refine specific throwing and jumping techniques


  • Can swim on front or back, maintaining a consistent arm and leg action, for 25m
  • Can tread water safely and confidently (in deeper water)


  • Displays a positive attitude to improving their level of skill and performance, not just on winning, or on completing a task
  • Can identify the specific benefits of different types of exercise and warm-up activities e.g. core strength, flexibility, speed