Curriculum Forcast
Summer (1) 2019

Year 5


This half term, the children will be learning to:


This half term, the children will be learning to:

  • Learn how to consolidate their comprehension skills to deepen their understanding of reading.
  • Study the features of a range of text genres, including both fiction and non-fiction, to expand and extend their knowledge of writing styles.
  • Write at length including a range of high-level sentence structure.
  • Continue to edit and improve their work using self and peer assessment.
  • Read, write and perform poetry, focusing on the creation and performance of play scripts.

The children will also be conducting weekly grammar lessons.  Each week will have a different focus which the children will be expected to show in their writing.



This half term our Topic is ‘Out Of This World’.


Living things and their habitats

This half term, the children will be learning to:

Explain the influence Charles Darwin has had on the scientific world.


Year five will be studying all aspects of Reincarnation, including looking at all religions and how our choices affect what happens to us through reincarnation in Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. 


Could you ensure that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes, and their reading record is signed at least once a week by an adult. Once children have finished a book, they can complete an Accelerated Reader test in school to work on their comprehension skills. Children will be required to practise their weekly spellings every night using ‘Look, Cover, Check’ and also practise their times tables every night.

Spelling homework will be handed out on a Thursday and is to be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday.  Maths and Literacy homework will be completed via Google Classroom and will be an online weekly homework quiz. For those who do not have access to the internet outside of school, they will be given a paper copy to complete at home or they can attend homework club at school. New quizzes will be set each Thursday with the expectation that they are completed by the following Thursday.

We shall be doing PE outside throughout the year, therefore would you please provide warm jogging bottoms, sweat tops and trainers. For indoor PE, your child will need navy shorts, a plain white top and plimsolls. Please make sure that everything is labelled with your child’s name. No earrings are allowed to be worn in school.



If you have any concerns relating to your child, please feel free to see the class teacher:
Class 16 – Mr Webb, Class 17 – Miss Hoyte, Class 18 – Mrs Neziri

Upper KS2 Phase Leader – Miss Maclean
KS2 Assistant Head Teacher – Miss Braithwaite





Crowlands Primary School
London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ
Telephone: 01708 743402    Fax: 01708 742175
Executive Headteacher - Mrs H McClenaghan