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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Rockmount Primary School

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Welcome to our Year 5 Classes


Opal Class

Class Teacher: Mark Haines
Teaching Assistant: Gill Hammerberg


Sapphire Class

Class Teacher: Vivian Bull
Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel


Year 5 Curriculum Map for 2016-2017



Topic focus

1st half

 The Eagle Has Landed

English: Back stories, fact files, science fiction stories

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

History: The Moon Landing

Geography: Digital and computer mapping

Science: Plants and photosynthesis

Computing: We Are Bloggers

Art: Alan Bean - astronaut/artist; eclipse art

RE: Why Do You Judge Me?

PE: Football

2nd half

World War

English: setting descriptions, narratives, non-chronological reports

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

History: World War 1 / World War 2

Geography: Maps of pre-war areas post-war

Science: Plants and photosynthesis

Computing: We Are Architects

Art: Artists, architects and designers in history

RE: Christianity

PE: Netball

1st half

African Kingdom

English:Traditional tales and poetry

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

History/Geography: Benin, A study of Africa, Fair Trade

Science: Energy and Sound

Computing: We Are Web Developers / E-Safety

RE: Judaism

PE: Gymnastics

2nd half
Shifting Sands in Africa

English: Stories with historical settings, Adverts, Poetry (The Highway Man)

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

History/Geography: Ancient Egypt/ Compare a rural and urban region in Africa

Science: Forces

Computing: We Are Cryptographers

RE: Judaism

1st half


English: Note-taking, Non-Chronological reports, Traditional stories

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

History/Geography: Viking Attacks, Study of the UK

Science: Animals including humans

Computing: We are game developers

RE: Islam

2nd half

Raindrops keep falling on my head.

English: Classic narrative, Fiction from our heritage, Story writing and planning (Treasure Island), Poetry

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

History/Geography: Field study of a local river/

Science: Properties and changes to materials

Computing: We Are Artists: Landscapes

RE: Islam


If you have any queries, please contact the Class teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Vivian Bull.

Autumn term

We have been focusing on our passing and dribbling skills in P.E.


For homework, some of the children have made their own space games and have enjoyed playing them in class...



...whilst others are already planning their first trip to the moon.



On our visit to the Science Museum some children met a woman who has already been into space!



We are currently investigating plants and photosynthesis in Science.

Spring term

Children in Sapphire and Opal classes have enjoyed learning about the ancient kingdom of Benin during the opening half of the Spring term. A very colourful and creative range of homework currently adorns the classroom walls, ranging from masks, costume designs and timelines to travel brochures and puppets! This learning was supported by a trip to the Horniman Museum, in which we handled and investigated artefacts which are not usually put on display for the general public.

With the onset of winter weather we have been spending PE lessons indoors, learning and practising gymnastics.  In Computing the children have been developing skills and knowledge in order to create their own websites, and have been learning about Judaism in RE. If your child keeps asking at home for their favourite lunch items in French then this may not necessarily mean that they are hungry, they may simply just be practising what we have been learning in our French lessons over the past few weeks!



Summer term

During the first half of the summer term, children across year five have been making Viking shields and boats to decorate the classroom as part of our topic study. Opal Class also enjoyed working with architects on our recent trip to the Blizard Building, as part of the Open City “Architecture In Schools” project.


During the second half of the term, Sapphire and Opal classes will be resuming our adventure learning projects with shelter building activities in Crystal Palace Park. We will also be visiting the London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park, as part of our RE studies.