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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y5 Summer 2 2023

Our final topic in Year 5 will be 'Brazil' - an enquiry into whether Brazil is a country of two halves through detailed research of different events and perceptions of this South American country.

Throughout this term, we will attend swimming lessons on a Wednesday morning at King's School. We will also be sending out further information about the pinnacle of Year 5: Year 5 Camp!

Geography - Brazil:

  • Locate and describe where Brazil is within the world.
  • Develop map skills by identifying physical and human features of Brazil using 4 or 6 figure grid references.
  • Comparing life within Brazilian favelas with life in Kings Worthy.
  • Explore and analyse climate data within a range of locations in Brazil.
  • Explain the layers of the rainforest by creating a model.

Science - Living things & their habitats :

  • Recognise the different parts of plants by dissecting in order to identify how plants reproduce.
  • Exploring and understanding the life cycles for all five categories of animals (birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish)


  • Writing scenes of a playscript linked to 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell
  • Inspired by the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry, we will also be writing a balanced argument about deforestation for people of the Amazon or large companies in charge of deforestation. 
  • Our English will focus on embedding Year 5 grammar, spelling and punctuation aims such as semicolons, fronted adverbials, parenthesis, relative clauses and choosing the correct register for the audience and purpose.


  • Decimals: understanding addition and subtraction with decimals up to 3 decimal places, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in decimal places through digit shifting. This is a continuation of this topic from Summer 1.
  • Converting Units: converting from metric units such as cm, m, km and g, kg; understanding the meaning of imperial and metric units; converting between imperial and metric units using given equations.
  • Volume: understanding the meaning of volume in a 3D shape, using the equation V = L x W x H to calculate the volume of 3D shapes.


  • Scratch coding units, developing an understanding of loops, count controlled loops, and forever commands.

DT - Structures:

  • Pupils will create a freestanding bird hide using different materials based on the work of the architect Tormod Amundsen.
  • Understand different ways of joining materials and explore different joining methods for freestanding structures.

Music - Samba Music :

  • Pupils will learn to identify the main features of Samba music with reference to instruments and dimensions.
  • Understand what a syncopated rhythm is and play their own syncopated beats.


  • Our PE days will continue to be on a Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).
  • Outdoor: Swimming (At King's School with Penguins)
  • Indoor: Tennis

RE - Community:

  • Our RE learning will take place in the final week of term.
  • Enquring what Umma means to Muslims and exploring how Muslims create a sense of community.
  • Evaluating the value of Umma to Muslims and themselves. 
  • Exploring how a sense of community can affect our own lives and the lives of others.

PSHE - Careers, Financial Capability and Economic Wellbeing:

  • Our PSHE learning will take place in the final week of term.
  • Exploring how money can be borrowed and discussing the risks associated with this.
  • We will learn about enterprise, inclusive of what is needed for a successful enterprise.
  • Understanding factors which influence people decisions about careers.