Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September. We can’t wait to meet you and will be in contact soon with further details about the enrolment process. Remember the deadline to accept Reception offers is 30th April 2024.
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Welcome to our Year 5 classes


Ruby Class

Class Teacher: Dan Hall
Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell


Turquoise Class

Class Teacher: Emma Williams
Teaching Assistant: Christine Bristow and Margaret O'Meara


Year 5 Curriculum Map for 2014-2015


Topic focus

1st half

 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

English: Classic Narrative: 'Treasure Island'

Maths: Number And Place Value, Including Decimals; Multiplication And Division Facts; Calculation; (All Four Operations); Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Rivers

Science: States Of Matter

Computing: We Are Game Developers

DT: Shelters

RE: Why Do You Judge Me?

2nd half

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

English: Fantasy Novels: Harry Potter

Maths: Number And Place Value; Calculation - Including Roman Numerals; Multiplication And Division Facts; Geometry: Position And Direction; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Science: Mixtures And Solutions

Computing: We Are Architects: 'Hogwarts'

RE: Christianity

1st half


English: Note-Taking And Non-Chronological Reports

Maths: Calculation (All Four Operations); Fractions, Decimals And Percentages; Measurement: Metric Units and Imperial Units; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Anglo Saxons & Vikings

Science: Gravity And Resistance

Computing: We Are Web Developers / E-Safety

RE: Judaism

2nd half
It's All Greek To Me...

English: Instructional Texts and Balanced Arguments

Maths: Calculation (All Four Operations); Geometry: Properties of Shapes; Measurement: Area And Perimeter; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Ancient Greece

Science: Life Cycles

Computing: We Are Code Breakers

RE: Judaism

1st half

The Eagle Has Landed

English: Newspaper Recounts

Maths: Calculation (All Four Operations); Statistics - Line Graphs and Tables; Problem Solving; Mental Maths 

History/Geography: Hemispheres

Science: Sun, Earth And Moon

Computing: We Are Bloggers 'Moon Landing'

RE: Islam

2nd half

Off With Her Head!

English: Narrative Poetry 'The Highwayman'

Maths: Calculation (All Four Operations); Measurement - Time; Geometry - Angles; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Tudor London

Science: Healthy Eating

Computing: We Are Artists: Landscapes

RE: Islam


Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Nishad Karim


Autumn Term

In the first part of the Autumn Term, Year 5 is studying a topic which focuses on rivers, entitled 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head'. We are using a cross-curricular approach to make this unit of work an exciting learning experience.


Our Literacy unit is based around historical literature and we are studying 'Treasure Island' by Robert Louis Stevenson. In Literacy, we have written newspaper recounts detailing the discovery of Ben Gunn and are writing diary entries as Jim Hawkins, the story's main character.



In Numeracy our focus is knowledge of place value; multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 (including decimals). We have already applied this to real life situations involving money. We are also consolidating our knowledge of formal written methods of calculation which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.



In Science our topic is 'States Of Matter' where we are developing our scientific skills to investigate and observe changes from solid to liquid to gas using various methods (including drama!). This is reflected in our approach to dance which is our current unit in PE, where we are creating and performing river-inspired movement pieces.



In Art, Design and Technology the children are designing, making and evaluating shelters simulating survival on a desert island.



Our PSHE is centring on making a positive start to the year and developing collaborative relationships. RE has continued this theme by reflecting on Christianity and friendships.