Year 5 Curriculum


To begin this half-term, the children will continue studying the ancient Maya. This will include our Marvellous Middle, a live question and answer session with Maya archaeologist, Dr Diane Davies. Then our learning will be focused on modern-day Mexico! In this topic, the children will learn about the Chihuahuan desert – the setting of our class novel, Holes – and compare it with the jungles where the ancient Maya built cities. We will also learn about Mexico’s capital (Mexico City), what a typical day is like for a Mexican child and family traditions. Our topic will come to a close with our Fabulous Finish by learning about the fascinating Day of the Dead festival!


Excellent manners are extremely important. Each week we will focus on strengthening a different social skill.

Click here to see our Manners Curriculum


Our Topics This Year

Autumn 1 – Anglo Saxons, Scots and Vikings

Autumn 2 – World War One

Spring 1 – Space

Spring 2 and Summer 1 – The Ancient Maya and Mexico

Summer 2 – Rivers and Coasts