Necton Church of England Primary School

Year 5 Cherry Class 

Curriculum Information Page


Welcome to the Year 5 (Cherry Class) page.

We hope this provides you with important information to support your child's learning this year. 

Please do get in contact if there is anything that we can help you with.

Miss Gardiner and Mrs Arthurton. 


Miss Gardiner's teaching days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-  
Mrs Arthurton's teaching days are Thursday and Friday- 


What we will be learning this Summer Term 2023...


This term’s enquiry question is:

Is everything in life a cycle?


This is what we will be learning about in each subject area:


English: The Dreadful Menace - personification and poetry; Floodlands - writing an informal letter of advice. Why water's worth it - non-chronological reports.

Maths: Decimals, fractions and percentages - identifying up to 3 decimal places, ordering and comparing decimals; 4 calculations; reasoning and problem solving; perimeter and area; shape.

Science: Living things and their habitats - describing how plants and animals reproduce, describe the life cycles of mammals, compare life cycles of plants, amphibians and birds. Animals including humans - describing stages of human development, explain how babies grow and develop, identify changes that take place in old age. 

Computing: Computer systems.  

Geography: Locational knowledge - name and locate counties and cities in the UK, locate rivers in the UK and around the world; Human and physical knowledge - rivers and the water cycle; Geographical skills and fieldwork - use maps and atlases to locate countries and features, use fieldwork to record physical features (linked to the Broads trip). Fairtrade.

Music: Connecting cultures sessions looking at music from around the world. 

RE: What can we learn about the world/knowledge/meaning of life from the great philosophers? How do Hindus make sense of the world?

Art: Pointillism - river animals, water colours and sketching.

French: Parts of the body, describing eyes and hair, days of the week, character descriptions.

PE: Swimming, Cricket and Rounders

Life Skills: Kindness and prejudice; basic first aid; road safety; financial planning


How you can help your child with their learning:

  • Use the Knowledge Organisers (at the bottom of this page) to help your child learn the information we are exploring.
  • Discuss the school day with your child – ask them what they’ve been learning about , check out our twitter feed @NectonY5
  • Hear your child read and discuss the story with them, asking questions about what has happened. Writing a few notes in the reading record will help us see how they are getting on with their reading and they can also earn merits for this too! 
  • Encourage your child to check they have everything they will need in school each day (especially a reading book and their ‘Reading Record’).
  • Practise times tables and spellings. Children will learn spelling patterns in school but will need to practice the spellings at home, for testing in the last week of half term. Spellings can be found in their homework folders. 
  • Logins for Spelling Shed and Times table Rock Stars can be found at the front of the children's reading records. 


Other things to remember:

  • We will be doing PE on Wednesdays and every other Friday. Please make sure your child comes to school in their kit for these days. PE will be outside when possible, so they will need to wear something appropriate for the weather. Please ensure all PE kit is either blue, black or white or with the school logo on. 
  • We will be going swimming every Monday. Please make sure that your child brings their swimming kits with them. 
  • Children need to remove earrings for PE lessons (or cover with tape if they cannot be removed)
  • Please remember to name all school uniform - then we can return all of the stray jumpers we find! 
  • Homework will be given on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. This will be based on content from Maths and English lessons.
  • Please ensure hair is tied up at all times. 



w.b. 15th May - STAY SAFE WEEK 3

24th May - Connecting Cultures performance at Norwich Theatre (letter to follow).

9th June - Norfolk Broads Trip 



Summer Term Knowledge Organisers: