Welcome to the Year 5 web page.

We base our subject content on the New National Curriculum.

We adapt the schemes of work to suit our school and our pupils’ needs. We aim to give them a broad base in their Primary education. Each child’s individual needs will be met when possible enabling them to achieve their highest level.

A very brief summary of the objectives for Year 5 follow below.


The Literacy class will have an emphasis on speaking, listening and responding.

(1) Word level work: phonics, spelling, vocabulary

 Spelling strategies

 Spelling conventions and rules, vocabulary extension, defining familiar vocabulary, dictionary skills, gender, compound words, diminutives


 (2) Sentence level work: grammar and punctuation

 Grammatical awareness

 Sentence construction and punctuation

(3) Text level work: comprehension and composition

 Fiction; non-fiction and poetry

 Reading comprehension

 Writing composition



Key objectives of the course:

 To recognise place value in large numbers.

 To mentally recall multiplication facts.

 To calculate simple divisions with remainders.

 To use formal methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

 To know the value of each digit in a 2-place decimal number.

 To order 5 and 6 digit numbers

 To solve word problems choosing an appropriate strategy.

 To multiply and divide decimals by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000

 To confidently work with mixed numbers and improper fractions.

 To be confident with adding money.

 To multiply fractions by a whole number.

 To order and compare negative and positive numbers

 To use coordinates and translate shapes.

 To use mental strategies for problem solving by counting on, doubling and halving.

 To draw and interpret line graphs.

 To recognise the equivalence between decimals, fractions and percentages.


 Keeping healthy:  The children learn that there are many aspects to keeping healthy.  They learn about the heart and how the heart beat is affected by exercise. They learn about what substances are harmful for their bodies.

 Changing sounds: Through this unit the children learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source through a variety of materials.

 Earth, sun, moon and planets: In this unit the children learn about the shapes and relative sizes of the Earth, sun, moon and planets. They learn how they move in relation to each other and how these movements relate to night and day; seasons and time zones.

 Life cycles: Through this unit the children learn that plants and animals reproduce as part of their life cycle and that in every life cycle there are distinct processes and changes.

 Gases around us: Through this unit the children learn that gases are material and can be distinguished from solids and liquids by their properties.  


 Map work and atlas skills: In this unit the children learn how to use an atlas and learn map symbols and grids.

 Comparing localities and water: The children study life and climate in Madrid compared to life in a tropical climate eg The Amazon rainforest and the desert.

 Transport.

 This unit provides an example of a focused investigation for children to develop field work skills.  It involves collecting and analyzing information. It is designed to create discussion about traffic in Madrid and the problems it causes.


 Discuss information needed and how to find and use it – using a search engine

 Internet safety

 Interpret information and check if it is relevant

 Share and exchange information

 Use of spreadsheets for calculating formula and graphs with Excel

 Keyboard skills

 Power point  

 Using Word to display information

 Posters and newspaper articles using Publisher

 Scratch…basic computer programming


 Who were the Ancient Greeks? In this unit the children find out about the way people lived in the ancient Greek empire.

 The ancient Greek legacy: The children use their own experience as a springboard to find out about the influence that the ancient Greeks continue to have on our lives.

 What were the effects of Tudor exploration?  The children learn reasons for and results of exploration of the world by people in the sixteenth century and its impact on sailors, settlers and indigenous people.

 How can we find out about the Aztec civilization?  The children learn about the Aztec civilization from archaeological sources.


 Recorder- the notes G, A and B

 The elements of music

 Reading and playing simple rhythms

 Instruments of the orchestra

 Singing, breath control, diction; songs related to topics and seasons

 Science of sound

 Notes of Treble Clef

Art and DT are linked to other curriculum areas.

We investigate, design and make:

  Greek pottery, Aztec codices, biscuits, bread and percussion instruments.

We visit the Sorolla and Thyssen museums and create our own works of art in the style of Sorolla and still life paintings by looking at the works of Paul Cezanne.

Key Stage 2 PE

Here at St. Anne’s School, the pupils follow a Physical Education Curriculum coherent with the National Curriculum Guidelines for England and Wales.

We believe Physical Education should involve pupils in the continuous process of performing, planning and evaluating.  This applies to all areas of activity. Furthermore, the greatest emphasis is always placed on the actual performance aspect of the subject.

In each year group throughout the school, pupils will be taught six areas of activity: Invasion Games, Net Games, Athletic Activities, Gymnastic Activities, Striking and Fielding Games and Swimming on a six to eight week block basis.

Assessment: Pupils are assessed in diagnostic, continual and summative stages against National Standards.  Also pupil self-assessment is common practice in many of the activities.

International Schools Events

In addition to the Inter-House Tournaments, pupils can also represent St. Anne’s School and compete against other International Schools of Madrid.

Regular competitions are organised for every activity at varying venues in and around the city.

St. Anne’s School Events

Sports Day

The Inter-House Athletics competition takes place at the athletics stadium at San Sebastian de Los Reyes.

It is an all-day event in which parents are invited to attend. Each pupil from Nursery to Bachillerato has to participate in at least one activity. Every point gained goes towards an overall House winner.



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