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Year 5

 Year Five

Autumn 1

Autumn 1

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Seasonal Changes

Observe Changes Over The Four Seasons

Changes In Day Length And Seasons

All Living Things

Explaining The Differences In The Life Cycles Of A Mammal, An Amphibian, An Insect And A Bird. Describing The Life Process Of Reproduction In Some Plants And Animals.


Learning About Forces Including Gravity, Friction, Air & Water Resistance. Understanding Gears, Springs, Pulleys And Levers.  

Earth And Space

Understanding The Shape And Movement Of The Sun, Moon And Earth And Other Planets. Understanding What Creates Day And Night.

Animal Including Humans

Learning About The Changes As Humans Develop from Birth To Old Age 

Properties And Changes Of Materials

Classifying Materials Based On Investigation Of Properties. Learning About Separating Materials Including Dissolving And Evaporating. Reversible And Irreversible Changes.

Science Week & End Of Year Assessments.  


Graphical Modelling

Use An Object-Based Graphics Package To Create, Combine And Manipulate Objects To Develop Ideas And Solve Problems

Introduction To Spreadsheets

Use A Spreadsheet To Produce A Table Of Data.

Use A Spreadsheet To Carry Out Calculations.

Explore The Effects Of Changing The Data In A Spreadsheet.

Monitoring Environmental Conditions & Changes

Select Appropriate Sensors And Carry Out The Experiments Safely And Independently;

Draw Simple Conclusions From Data

Evaluating Information, Checking Accuracy And Questioning Plausibility

Interpret, Check And Question Data; Recognise That Poor Quality Information Leads To Unreliable Results

Spreadsheet Modeling

Create Their Own Spreadsheet Model With Formulae, Which They Can Explain And Adjust. Be Able To Review Rules And Variables And Make Predictions About The Consequences Of Decisions

PSHE / Citizenship / SEALS / Circle Time 

Getting To Know You


Being Kind


Resolving Conflict 



Support Networks

Interests And Skills

What Makes a Friend? Who Can Help Us? Where Can We Find Support? 


Range Of Identities In The UK

How The Media Presents Information

Healthy Living / Eating - Exercise

Dangers Of Bacteria

Alcohol And Drugs

Taking Risks

Peer Pressure

People In Other Places

Challenging Stereotypes 


Textiles / Portrait / Clay / Print


Collage / Sculpture / Viewpoints 


Free Choice / Photography / Mixed Media




Designing And Making A Bridge Structure That Can Withstand A Given Load Over A Given Gap

 1) Toys Or 2) Musical Instruments

Designing And Making A Moving Toy Using A Cam Mechanism.

3) Food Technology Cook And Prepare Healthy Dishes For A Varied Diet


Designing And Making A Packaging For A Specific Purpose And Decorated With A Design To Reflect Product Inside.

Geography /

Britain’s Settlement By Anglo-Saxons And Scots

This Could Include:

  • Roman Withdrawal From Britain In AD 410 And The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire
  • Scots Invasions From Ireland To North Britain (Now Scotland)
  • Anglo-Saxon Invasions, Settlements And Kingdoms: Place Names And Village Life
  • Anglo-Saxon Art And Culture
  • Christian Conversion – Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne

The Viking And Anglo-Saxon Struggle For The Kingdom Of England To The Time Of Edward The Confessor

This Could Include:

  • Viking Raids And Invasion
  • Resistance By Alfred The Great And Athelstan, First King Of England
  • Further Viking Invasions And Danegeld
  • Anglo-Saxon Laws And Justice
  • Edward The Confessor And His Death In 1066
The Achievements Of The Earliest Civilizations - Ancient China    Where Does Our Food Come From?   Water    

Canals / Transport History Link Between These Two Topics

Rivers, Including Trip To Dovedale


Create Rhythmic Patterns With An Awareness Of Timbre And Duration; Perform These Confidently With A Strong Sense Of Pulse Within Simple Cyclic Patterns

Hold Their Part In A Two-Part Round With Confidence, And Appreciate The Effect Of The Harmonies Produced; Sustain A Drone Or Melodic Ostinato To Accompany The Singing

Recognise And Make Creative Use Of The

Way Sounds Can Be Changed, Organised And Controlled (Including Using ICT); Extend Their Sound Vocabulary; Combine Sounds Expressively


Create Melodies With An Understanding Of The Relationship Between Lyrics And Melody In Songwriting; Create Their Own Simple Songs; Perform Songs In A Way

That Reflects Their Meaning

Sing Confidently And Expressively With Attention To Dynamics And Phrasing, With

Good Intonation And A Sense Of Occasion; Play The Simpler Accompaniment Parts On Glockenspiel, Bass Drum Or Cymbal

Create Music Which Reflects Given Intentions And Uses Notations As A Support For Creative Work And Performance;

Improvise And Maintain Their Own Part With Awareness Of The Whole Ensemble; Describe And Compare Different Kinds Of Music Using Musical Vocabulary


Caring for Others, Animals & Environment

Sharing & Being Generous

Being Loyal & Steadfast

Being Hopeful & Visionary

Being Honest, Open & Truthful

Being Silent & Attentive

Participating & Willing to Lead

Being Modest & Listening to Others

Being Temperate & Self Discipline

Being Accountable & Living with Integrity

Being Thankful

Being Imaginative & Explorative

PE / Games

Net & Wall




Invasion Games


(Modern Foreign


Buildings On The High Street

Revision Of Connectives

Revision Of Adjectives

Asking Where Places Are 

Revision Of Days Of The Week

Times Of Day

Respond To Questions About A Story 

Revision Of Days Of The Week

Revision Of Hobbies

Numbers 0 - 50

Months Of The Year 

Revision Of Fruit And Food From Year 3 Plus New Food Items

Take Part In Conversations Abouts Food Expressing Likes And Dislikes Using Connectives 

Breakfast Vocabulary

Ingredients & Methods For Making A French Dessert

Word And Sentence Games Related To The Recipe  

Revision Of Weather Phrases

Present A Mini Weather Report

Write Two Or More Sentences Describing The Weather In Each Season


Novels & Stories By Significant Children's Authors

Traditional Stories, Fables, Myths & Legends

Stories From Other Cultures

Older Literature

Older Literature

Dramatic Conventions

Non - Fiction



Persuasive Writing





Hear, Read & Respond to a Range Of Poems From Two Contrasting Writers

Classic / Narrative Poems

Hear, Read & Experience Performance Poetry, Both On Paper & In Actual Performance




Speaking & Listening


To Tell A Story Using Notes Designed To Cue Techniques, Such As Repetition, Recap And Humour

To Use And Explore Different Question Types

To Present A Spoken Argument, Sequencing Points Logically, Defending Views With Evidence And Making Use Of Persuasive Language


To Identify Some Aspects Of Talk Which Vary Between Formal And Informal Occasions

To Identify Different Question Types And Evaluate Impact On Audience

To Analyse The Use Of Persuasive Language

Group Discussion And Interaction

To Plan And Manage A Group Task Over Time By Using Different Levels Of Planning

To Understand And Use The Processes And Language Of Decision Making

To Understand Different Ways To Take The Lead And Support Others In Groups


To Perform A Scripted Scene Making Use Of Dramatic Conventions

To Reflect On How Working In Role Helps To Explore Complex Issues

To Use And Recognise The Impact Of Theatrical Effects In Drama




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