Year 5 Mr Liddiard

In Year 5, our Class Teacher is Mr Liddiard and our Class Teaching Assistant’s are Mrs Ross and Mrs Leaning. We work together to ensure the children continue their love for learning across the curriculum within Manor Farm Academy for them to achieve their full potential. This page provides the opportunity for us to share our wonderful learning so we hope you enjoy reading about our time in Year 5.


In Literacy, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to explore a variation of genres through studying ‘high quality’ texts that capture their engagement. In turn, they shall develop incredible ideas to achieve their own writing. This term, we shall focus upon:

Instruction Writing

· Use structural features to effectively present work.

· Use adverbials (including of time and place).

· Apply knowledge of verbs including modal and imperative verbs.

· Introduce a list, correctly using colons, semi colons and bullet points.

· Create clear, formal tone within writing using different language devices.

Persuasive Writing

· Apply cohesive devices, within and across sentences and paragraphs including time adverbials.

· Use paragraphs to organise ideas.

· Explore the use of hyphens within writing.

· Understand and correctly apply the use of plural and possessive apostrophes as well as for contractions.

· Develop knowledge towards –s differences for singular or plural possession.

Poetry: Finding a Voice

· Research, analyse and use pattern and rhyme.

· Understand expanded noun phrases.

· Use prepositional phrases.

· Explore use of adverbs and adverbials within work.

· Use of commas after fronted adverbials.

Fiction: Science-Fiction

· Describe settings and characters.

· Ensure correct use of tense within writing.

· Understand speech punctuation.

· Explore punctuation for parenthesis including dashes, brackets and commas.

· Apply cohesive devices, within and across sentences and paragraphs including time adverbials.


In Mathematics, pupils shall have the opportunity to investigate logical and systematic approaches that aid them to develop a secure and deep knowledge towards mathematical concepts. Through use of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach, pupils shall be exposed to applying their learning in real-life contexts to equip them to progress securely and confidently to more advanced material. This term, we shall focus upon:

Number: Place Value including Decimals

· Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.

· Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000.

· Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.

· Use and count up and down in thousandths, relating them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.

· Recognise that thousandths arise from dividing an object into 1000 equal parts and dividing numbers or quantities by 1000.

Number: Addition and Subtraction

· Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

· Subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

· Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods (columnar addition).

· Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods (columnar subtraction).

· Use formal addition and subtraction methods with and without exchanging.

Geometry: Angles

· Know angles are measured in degrees.

· Estimate & compare acute, obtuse & reflex angles.

· Identify angles at a point on a straight line & ½ a turn (total 180 degrees).

· Identify angles at a point & one whole turn (total 360 degrees) and other multiples of 90 degrees.

· Draw given angles & measure them in degrees.

Measurement: Perimeter and Area

· Explain how to calculate the perimeter and area of a shape using formulae.

· Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in cm and m.

· Calculate & compare the area of rectangles (including squares).

· Use standard units of measure, including square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) when calculating area.

· Estimate the area of irregular shapes.

Number: Multiplication and Division

· Identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number and common factors of two numbers.

· Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.

· Know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers.

· Establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19.

· Multiply numbers up to 4-digits by 1-digit or 2-digit numbers using a formal written method, including long multiplication.

Number: Fractions

· Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.

· Name equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.

· Write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.

· Read decimal numbers as fractions, e.g. 0.71 = 71/100.

· Write decimal numbers as fractions, e.g. 0.39 = 39/100.


· Know how to construct a table from a set of given information.

· Know how to construct a table using only the relevant information.

· Interpret information in a table to answer questions.

· Read information in a timetable to answer questions.

· Construct tables and timetables making decisions about labelling.


In Science, pupils shall love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding fascinating facts out for themselves, which is the perfect way to understand the world around them. This term, we shall focus upon:

Animals including humans

· Describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

· Research and analyse the gestation periods of a range of animals.

· Explore the key physical, emotional and developmental stages of the human life cycle.

Living things and their habitats

· Compare and contrast the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

· Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

· Investigate sexual and asexual reproduction in plants.


In Computing, pupils shall transform in to ‘Musicians’ and ‘Coders’. We shall focus upon:

iMedia: iJam – iSong

· Design and create a full musical composition using a variety of instruments and sounds.

· Understand how different musical components including tempo and rhythmical patterns impact a composition.

· Explore music production and how to use ‘Live Loops’ and ‘Smart Instructions’.

iMedia: iProgram – iLogic

· Understand and develop key coding skills.

· Explore the use of steps, loops, basic logic and functions such as ‘if statements’.

· Using code, design and create ‘Spyrograph’ style artwork.

Religious Education

In Religious Education, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to gather valuable insights into the diverse beliefs & opinions held by people today. In turn, this shall develop their own understanding of the spiritual, moral, social & cultural questions that surface throughout our lives. We shall focus upon:

Christianity: Being Human

· Talk about ways Christians can practice this to make an impact (charity, prayer, community work etc.).

· Explain how the Bible teaches Christians to treat others, making reference to the Beatitudes, greatest commandments or Ten Commandments.

· Develop awareness towards the importance of worship for Christians, such as language and acts of worship.

Hinduism: Being Human

· Describe how Hindu’s reflect their faith in everyday life using appropriate vocabulary (dharma and karma).

· Explain how Hindu beliefs impact the actions that Hindu’s make in their life time and talk about the effect that these actions may have on incarnation and achieving moksha.

· Develop awareness towards the importance of worship for Hindus, such as language and acts of worship.

History & Geography

In History and Geography, the pupils shall learn fascinating facts from around the globe. They shall be provided the opportunity to transform into historians and geographers, whilst travelling back in time to the Anglo-Saxon period. We shall focus upon:


· Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the period of Ancient Egypt.

· Create timelines with significant dates during the Anglo-Saxon period.

· Investigate key figures within this time period including King Alfred the Great.

· Explore how the Anglo-Saxons had an impact on the local landscape.

· Compare and contrast this time period with modern day and the period of Roman Empire.

· Develop the appropriate use of historical terms.

· Regularly address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, as well as significance.


· Use geographical sources to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, which will reflect how UK land use has changed from the Anglo-Saxon period.

· Explore where the Anglo-Saxons came from and where they settled.

· Discuss the development of homes and settlements during the Anglo-Saxon period.

· Make comparisons from Britain’s prehistory, in comparison to present day.

· Understand how to use an 8-point compass.

· Develop knowledge of the counties, cities and towns within the UK.

· Discover the key features required, in order to develop a settlement in relation to physical geography, human geography and topology.

Art & Design and Technology

In Art, as well as Design and Technology, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to develop their creativity. To achieve this, they shall be encouraged to develop their ability to ‘think outside the proverbial box’ in order to string two unrelated ideas together in a new way. This shall ensure they create a source of beauty through expression. We shall focus upon:

Art – Drawing

· Improve mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, with a range of materials.

· Compare different drawings of the same subject matter using Art language.

· Discuss properties of art materials, such as texture, pattern, shapes and size.

· Learn about significant artists and pieces of art throughout history.

· Create a composition using a variety drawing techniques and different material mediums.

· Evaluate the success of a created piece in terms of the vocabulary listed.

Design and Technology – Mechanical Systems: Cams and Cranks

· Investigate and research a range of existing products to inform design.

· Generate and develop a design criteria to ensure the product is functional and fit-for-purpose for a particular market.

· Research a D&T innovator that shaped the world of mechanical systems.

· Create a plan through use of discussion, annotated sketches and diagrams and prototypes.

· Select and use appropriate equipment to create a product, fit for the purpose.

· Understand and use mechanical systems in creations (For example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).

· Enhance ideas, based upon self-reflection, reviewing the design criteria and feedback received.


In Music, pupils shall transform into musicians by gaining practice recognizing the connections between sounds and symbols. This shall provide pupils the opportunity to actively participate to develop curiosity, self-control, the capacity to communicate, and cooperativeness. We shall focus upon:

Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer

· Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

· Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

· Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

· Use and understand staff and other musical notations and terminology.

· Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.

· Develop an understanding of the history of music.

· Listen to and follow musical instructions from a leader.

Life SIM

At Manor Farm Academy, we feel passionate in providing all pupils the opportunity to gain skills in a variation of real-life contexts to prepare them for the wider world. Our Life SIMS, specifically addresses the needs of children. To achieve this, we support the pupils through providing practical, cognitive, emotional, social and self-management skills for life adjustments. We shall focus upon:

• Personal Health.

• First Aid.

At the heart of all we do, we strive to provide the pupils with a rich and varied curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. In turn, pupils develop a love for learning, whilst displaying phenomenal perseverance to succeed. We enjoy experiencing the sense of pride our pupils display in the wonderful work they achieve.

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