Theme Intent: To develop an understanding of qualities and strengths in individuals/humans to support and achieve success. Discover significant people in science and history who made supported change. What did they believe in? How did they change the world/society? How does this compare to our aspirations/ determination for present and future goals? How do we fit into the current society? How do these people inspire us to become mathematicians/scientists?
As part of this, we will be exploring space and the important discoveries that have been made, as well as the people that have made these discoveries happen.
Year 5 will be exploring a number of key questions: Where will your journey take you? What are your dreams and aspirations for the future? How do locations differ around the world? How is rural life different to urban life? What resources do countries have? How does trade work around the world? What is the environmental impact of trade? How did the creation of the Suez Canal impact trade around the world? How do our areas of study differ in the past to the present day? What are the stages of human growth? What different life cycles do we see in the natural world? How do different living things reproduce? What impact have David Attenborough and Jane Goodall had on our understanding of the natural world? •We intend for children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world. •We intend for children to compare and contrast places around the world, learning about similarities and differences in geographical features, animal and plant life and human lives (including how human rights and government styles vary). •We intend for children to develop knowledge and understanding of different types of journeys around the world e.g. personal enjoyment, work, trade and survival. We also intend for children to understand how these may have been different over time and, in the present, how they may differ for different countries e.g. third world vs first world countries. •We intend for children to understand the qualities of perseverance, bravery and friendship. •We intend for pupils to understand that a journey can be a physical journey or an emotional one that doesn’t require someone to travel from A to B. •We intend for pupils to understand the journey of plant and animal life (including humans) over its life-cycle from creation (including reproduction) to death. The key texts will be 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar' by Michael Morpurgo and 'Boy 87' by Ele Fountain.