Milton Park Primary School

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Year 5 Curriculum

Year 5 Curriculum 

Welcome to Year 5! We are all looking forward to a year when we will be working hard, celebrating our achievements and making sure the children are ready for Year 6.


The Year 5 team are really looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year and we know you will have a fantastic year with us. We have many interesting learning journeys to take which have been carefully crafted to ensure you will have a year of high-quality learning. 


In History, we will start off the school year learning about the Vikings finding out who they were and their legacy in Britain. In Term 3, we will continue our learning by looking at our next period of history which is the Age of Discovery. We will look at important historical figures such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh and the exploration of the New World. Finally, in Term 5 we will expand our historical knowledge of Britain by focusing on the Victorians.


In Geography, we will start Term 2 by learning about  natural resources of the world. Later in the year, in Term 4, we will investigate trade and why countries trade with each other. Finally, at the end of the year, we will be learning about the USA and will start off by finding out where in the world the USA is.


In Science, we will start the year learning about forces focusing on gravity, air resistance and water resistance. We will progress our learning onto Space in Term 2 followed by Properties and Changes of Materials in Terms 3 and 4. Living things and their habitats will be the focus of learning in Term 5 and, finally, Term 6 will focus on animals including humans. 


Please take a look at our subject overview for additional subjects.


It's going to be a very busy year and the Year 5 team are excited to welcome you and your families to Year 5.

Curriculum Overviews