Year 5 Long Term Plan

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Non-chronological report
Editing and improving
Chronological report
Persuasive writing
Chronological report
Non-chronological reports
Narrative- POV
Play scripts
Writing structures
Silent movie
MathsNumber & place value
Data Handling
Place value
Multiplying & dividing
Place Value
Addition & subtraction
Multiplication & division
Fractions & decimals
Shape investigation
Problem solving & reasoning
ScienceHuman Lifecycles
Children learn about how humans change as they age.
Earth and space
The children learn to describe the movements of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun.
Plant and animal lifecycles
Children learn about life processes including reproduction in some plants and animals.
Ancient Greek Scientists
Children look at how Ancient Greek scientists have contributed to scientific advancements.
Changing materials
Children learn to group materials based on their properties. The children will explore how some solids can be dissolved to form solutions and then subsequently recovered.
Children learn about forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.
Science AT1 opportunityInvestigate limb sizes from across age spans
Children ask questions about the relationship between the size of an individual’s body parts.
Moon phases
The children will ask and answer questions about the phases of the moon through modelling parts of the solar system on a large scale.
Dissection of flowers at different stages
Children dissect flowers at different stages of life and discuss the similarities and differences they find before recording their findings.
Mini Archimedes screw/bathTesting properties of materials
Children will create a model of the water cycle using
filtration of different particles.
Children investigate the effect of wind resistance on different sized parachutes.
HistoryAnglo Saxons
Children learn about the settlement of Anglo Saxons in Britain.
Space Race
Children learn about how humans have explored space throughout history.
Ancient Greece
Children study the achievements of some of the earliest civilisations and evaluate how they have influenced our lives.
Famous Scientists
Children have the opportunity to look at the work of notable people from science such as Spencer Silver and discover how they have created new materials.
Children develop their understanding of human geography through exploring different settlements.
Day and night, Seasons and weather changes
Children learn how the seasons occur and how seasonality effects the world we live in.
Map workEuropean features
Geographical features of Athens and Sparta.
Children use maps to focus on the human and physical geographical features of Europe
Geographical comparison study
Children will compare the geography of Bradford and Whitby.
Children develop a clear understanding of what constitutes safe online practice. Children learn about how they can protect themselves online and what to do if they feel uncomfortable in online situations.
Computer science
Children continue to develop their understanding of algorithms and coding. They will develop strategies for writing and debugging algorithms.
Children develop a clear understanding of what constitutes safe online practice. Children learn about how they can protect themselves online and what to do if they feel uncomfortable in online situations.
Plan create and edit an animation
Children create animations that reflect the life cycles of plants.
Information Literacy
Children will interpret and validate information from a variety of sources.
Data handling
Chart and databases
Children use databases to record information about tourist destinations.
Art and DesignSaxon Design
Children make sculptural self-portraits out of clay.
Chalk Planets
Children develop their techniques with new mediums to create representations of the planets.
Animal Masks
Children plan, design and make animal masks to represent the animals studied as part of the topic
3D Greek Shields and
Greek Vases
Children analyse the use of pattern and design in Greek art and apply to their own vases and shields.
Changing Materials
Children create collages that show the properties of materials
Dracula sketches, portraits
Children use sketching skills to create landscapes and portraits associated with Dracula.
Design and TechnologyPlanet mobile
Children use a variety of media to create models of the solar system.
Greek Technology
Children create design, make and evaluate Greek pottery.
Children design and make a working parachute.
RESymbols and Symbolism
Children learn about symbols and symbolism in major religions as well as thinking about how religion was symbolized by the Saxons
Symbols and Symbolism
As part of their ongoing work on symbolism, the children will visit a local Cathedral to see examples of symbolism in Catholicism.
Sacred Places
Children look at the places and rituals involved in burial.
Sacred Writings
Children continue looking at sacred places from a range of religions, including those in more remote locations.
MFLClassroom instructions and Christmas
Children revisit their work on class room instructions and objects.
Days and months
Children develop their French vocabulary to include time and dates.
Numbers, ages and birthdays
Children develop their vocabulary further by gaining an understanding of numbers, ages and birthdays.
PESports Hall AthleticsInvasion
Basketball and Hi 5 Netball
Children create and perform dances around the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
Children will be learning striking and fielding skills in relation to cricket.
Children skills relating to net games such as tennis and
MusicDon’t stop Believin’The PlanetsClassroom Jazz 1Lean on MeStop!Reflect and rewind
PHSCEPuberty & Relationships
Children learn about how to manage and maintain positive relationships. Children also think about what they can and should do when faced with relationship problems. They will also learn about some changes that take place during puberty.
The children learn about how to promote a healthy mind and body. The children will also begin to learn more about how their bodies will change as they grow and develop.
EconomicIdentity & Citizenship
Children learn about being responsible citizens.
Trips/experiencesAnglo Saxon Topic Boxes
Real artefacts available to handle in school to help bring the topic alive.
Children get to experience the solar system through a planetarium experience.

Ballet – Little Mermaid
Performance at Leeds Grand Theatre & workshops in school.

Cathedral visit
Trip to Bradford Cathedral to learn about signs and symbols of Christianity.
Fire Safety
Fire fighters visit school to discuss fire safety in the home.
Ancient Greek visitor
An Ancient Greek Visitor shares more about what life was like for people living in Ancient Greece.

Ballet – Jane Eyre
Performance at Leeds Grand Theatre & workshops in school.
Visitor in the work with the children in the role of Dracula and various other characters from the story.
The children have the opportunity to see some of the locations from the novel Dracula first hand on a residential trip to Whitby.

Northern Ballet

Ancient Greek

Dissection of flowers


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King Arthur

David Hockney

Cathedral Visit


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