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Coxheath Primary School

Year 5

This term, our global theme is ‘Wellbeing’. Our core text is ‘Malala: My Story of Standing up for Girls’ Rights’, which is the true story of a young girl from Pakistan who stood up to violence and extremism in her fight to ensure education for girls. We will explore injustices that exist in education across the world and the impact that these have on the life prospects of women. Inspired by this story, in English we will be writing our own speeches using persuasive language and writing letters reflecting the importance of protecting our human rights. 

In Computing, we will be using Microsoft Powerpoint and Word to create presentations on the importance of education. We will use a variety of functions such as text formatting, animation and media to make our presentations engaging for our audience. 

In RE, we will consider what it means to be Muslim in modern day Britain. We will review our understanding of key beliefs in Islam and will listen to experiences from a range of people before drawing similarities and differences with our own experiences. 

In Art this term, we will centre our learning on another key text ‘13 Women Artists’, and will experiment with a number of artistic techniques such as collage in order to produce a piece which celebrates the achievements of women such as Malala Yousafzai. 

In Maths, Year 5 will focus on fractions and decimals. We will use our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10s, 100s and 1000s to find decimals and fractions. Concrete resources and pictorial representations will help to consolidate our existing knowledge in these areas. Using mathematical language, we will explain our reasoning in a number of problem-solving activities.

For reading, please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day. If you do not have your Bug Club login details, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Please click on the attachments below to find out more about the curriculum content for our Year 5 classes.