Curriculum Notes Year 5 Summer 2018

Little Sutton Primary School                                                                                                                                                                                                           Year 5 Curriculum Plan

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the last term at Little Sutton Primary School for this academic year.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter holiday.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Summer term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Summer term.


Topics covered will include fractions, percentages, probability, area and perimeter, angles, capacity, time, co-ordinates, symmetry and rotation as well as a variety of number work.


We will cover a range of fiction and non-fiction texts including visual literacy using ‘The Piano’, play scripts, drama and explanation texts based on our science topic on plants.


The unit of work begins with Living Things.  The children will learn about the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, birds, insects and plants.  We will also be keeping a live butterfly hatching kit in Year 5 to support our work on life cycles.  A trip to the Botanical Gardens has been arranged and details will be sent out shortly.  After half term our Science focus will move on to puberty and pregnancy gestation of other animals compared to humans.


The focus this term will be learning about Sutton Coldfield.  The study will encompass both human and physical features, the distribution of resources, land use as well as shops and services.


We will be studying Maya history and culture.


Google mapping linked to Sutton Coldfield


Artwork will link to our Science topic on animals and pupils will design and create patterns and camouflage drawings.Design Technology

To design and create Maya artefacts


Buddhism & Hinduism            Being Temperate, exercising self discipline(term 3a)

Being Accountable and living with integrity (term 3a)

Christianity                              Being Thankful (Term 3b)

Being imaginative and explorative

The Old Testament

PE –Tuesday & Friday

Football, cricket, rounders, athletics and gymnastics.

Equipment required

Could we remind you to label all PE kit as well as items of uniform as we always have many un-named items at the end of each half term.

We appear to have a number of children who consistently arrive for lessons without either pen or pencil. We are sure that it is pure carelessness on their part, but could you possibly check that they have a pen (either rollerball or handwriting pen) and a pencil each week. Maybe spending pocket money on these items would ensure they are carefully looked after! (It’s worth a try anyway!)


Homework continues to be given in both literacy and maths and displayed on the website on a weekly basis.

Dinner money, trips etc

We ask that you pay for trips and dinner money via ParentPay wherever possible, if you are unable to do this then please put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front. Please note that the cost of a school meal is £2.30 per day.


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class information 

On a Wednesday afternoon, while the Y5 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of Art.

Dates for your Diary

Trip to The Botanical Gardens                        Thursday 24th May

Litter Pick                                                        Friday 11th May


There is also the possibility of booking a visit to St James Church to support our work on Christianity this term.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year, please feel free to come and see us at any time should a problem arise.


Mr A Smith & Miss Cook