Mount Stewart Infant and Junior schools are working together in a Hard Federation known as The Mount Stewart Schools.

Year 5

2016-2017 Termly Overview

Summer Term 1 Overview 2017
Summer Term 2 Overview 2017

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Summer 2017 Termly Review



Children will explore different Greek Myths and Legends. The main focus will be developing children’s ability to empathise with the main characters and inferring feelings, thoughts and motivation over the course of the narrative. Children will also be writing in the role of a character and taking notes in their reading journal. They will also develop and extend their persuasive writing skills by creating a persuasive advert and writing persuasive letters.

Children will continue to be given a variety of opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills through class discussions and whole-class reading sessions- this will be further developed with opportunities to present their research projects.

Furthermore, over the term, children will work on improving their grammar and punctuation skills. Your support has been greatly appreciated and has contributed to your child’s success!

Recommended Reading List – Years 3, 4 and 5


Over the term, children will develop their skills to measure length, mass, money and capacity. There will be a huge focus on reading the time and calculating duration using a timetable. Also, children will learn about measuring area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, the properties of 2D & 3D shapes, measuring and drawing acute, obtuse and reflex angles and workout missing lengths and angles. In addition, children will be learning how to solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph while continuing to developing skills to solve one and two step worded problems; the emphasis will be placed on application of prior skills learned from previous two terms both in oral and written application. They will be required to explain clearly the steps they took in order to practise clear use of mathematical vocabulary.


Topics covered: Forces/Life Cycles

In these topics, children will learn about Forces. They will look at a range of different forces: gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. Develop an understanding of balanced and unbalanced forces and their effects. Investigate how mechanisms, like levers, pulleys and gears, help us to use smaller forces.

In addition, children will learn about the life cycle of flowering plants including pollination, fertilisation, seed production, dispersal and germination. Children will be encouraged to link this learning with our rain garden in school.

Foundation Subjects

This term children will continue with their RE studies to complete their studies of Hinduism.

In Humanities, pupils will study the history of Anglo-Saxons and the geography of London.

In DT, they will be making healthy sandwiches and Cam toys.

In Art, pupils will study cubism - to produce a 3D piece of art and will study the work of Paul Klee to develop their collage work.

Enrichment Activities

  • Children will visit the Chiltern Open Air Museum.
  • Children in Year 5 will be visited by Magistrates; they will be introduced to the justice system to help them develop into good citizens for our community.


We will be continuing with our Brain Building this term as well as setting mini research projects. We aim to build on their developing research skills in readiness for next year and continue their independence skills in their learning. Please note, spelling tests will continue on a weekly basis.