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Bearbrook Combined School

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Year 5

Year 5 - 5L Mrs Lane, 5D Mrs Dean/Mrs Spacagna 


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This term Year 5 are learning about

Gruesome Great Britain



  • To understand how medicine has changed through time.

  • To understand important historical events in Britain in the Middle Ages including the plague.

  • To recognise historical methods of crime and punishment and identify how these have changed over time.

  • To identify significant historical individuals from the Middle Ages and their impact upon Britain.

  • To make accurate comparisons between the past and present day.


The children will use Pie Corbett learn a historical narrative from the Middle Ages.This will then be used as a frame for the children to create their own historical narrative focusing particularly on including historical terminology.


The children will learn:

  • features of historical narratives

  • historical terminology and definitions of key words

  • how action is included into narratives and begin to introduce action into their own writing by creating suspense

  • to generate their own ideas based on examples they have heard to create their own historical narrative

  • how to use peer and self assessment to evaluate their narrative using a clear success criteria.



The children will be learning to:​

  • use their knowledge of shape to identify angles and measure angles in medieval tools;

  • draw and measure angles accurately;

  • identify other multiples of 90 degrees;

  • convert measurements;

  • recognise and identify 3D shapes from 2D representations;

  • use the properties of rectangles to find related facts and missing lengths;

  • identify and represent the position of shapes following translation.


Art & Design

The children are going to invent, design, make and evaluate instruments of torture for a Medieval prisoner. They will also create warning posters for the Plague in the Middle Ages.

The children will be learning to:

  • use other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork

  • use research to develop design of a product that is fit for purpose

  • generate, develop and communicate ideas

  • select and use a range of tools and materials 

  • evaluate ideas against their design.



​N/A Spring 1.



Recap of units 10 and 11 of Rigolo, “Ou vas-tu?” and “on mange”. We will recap French cities names and food.


The children will be learning to communicate with others confidently using correct French terminology linked with food, drink and activities.



Unit “iProgram”

  • Children will be learning to use programming to make a character follow clear steps and instructions.

  • To understand computer programming and begin to introduce programming terminology.



The children will be learning:​

  • To identify how medicine has changed throughout time.

  • To recognise methods of criminal punishment in the Middle Ages.

  • To understand features of historical buildings.

  • To understand how religion affected the past.

  • To identify significant historical individuals and how the affected the history of Britain.

  • How Britain has changed over time since the Middle Ages.

  • About medical practices and crime and punishment. We will be learning about historical individuals significant to Britain in the Middle Ages.



The children will be learning:​

  • to use maps of England to understand the positions of castles and how the feudal systems meant that there were Lords and Knights over the country.



The children will be learning a historical dance in partners which includes following rhythm and mirroring.They will work collaboratively as a team to create their dance.


Within gymnastics the children will learn how to link a series of movements to create a gymnastic group performance.



There will be a visit from Equaliteach who will be focusing on stereotypes and prejudice. 

The children will be:

  • respecting each other’s’ opinions and working within groups with each other promoting teamwork.

  • encouraged to respect other people.

  • reflecting on their identity through PSHE lessons. 



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