Year 5

Year 5 Overview

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Dynamic Dynasties - Autumn Term

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

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Bronze and Sunflower – Cao Wenxuan

Memorable experience

The Yellow Emperor and the Xia Dynasty

Innovate challenge

Life after the Shang Dynasty


Ancient China; Timelines and chronology; Shang Dynasty; Sources and artefacts; Oracle bones and religious beliefs; Bronze Age in ancient China; Historical enquiry; Significance of jade and silk; Power and social hierarchy; Everyday life; Warfare; Significant individual – Di Xin; End of the Shang Dynasty; Bronze Ages around the world; Life after the Shang Dynasty; Legacy


Narrative poems; Biographies; Stories from another culture

Dynamic Dynasties


Sow, Grow and Farm - Spring Term

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

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The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Memorable experience

Allotment visit

Innovate challenge

Market gardeners


Land use in the UK; Allotments; Farming in the UK; Maps; Grid references; Climate zones; Physical features of North and South America; Farming in North and South America; Food transportation


Non-chronological reports; Diaries; Leaflets; Balanced arguments


Still life




Dig for Victory


Debating topical issues


Food chains and webs; Life cycles; Plant reproduction; Growing plants; Modern farming

Science investigations

Why do birds lay eggs? How do worms reproduce? How many potatoes can you grow? Do dock leaves cure a sting?

Sow, Grow and Farm

Groundbreaking Greeks - Summer Term

This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.

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Who Let the Gods Out? – Maz Evans

Memorable experience

Time team

Innovate challenge

The ancient Greeks’ greatest idea


Ancient Greek periods – Minoan civilisation, Mycenaean civilisation, Dark Age, Archaic period, Classical period, Hellenistic period; Chronology and timelines; Primary and secondary sources; City states; Democracy; Role of men and women; Social hierarchy; Great Athenians; the Acropolis; Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics; Olympic Games; Alexander the Great; End of the Greek Empire; Legacy


Greek myths; Balanced arguments; Playscripts; Odes


Interpreting geographical sources

Science investigations

Why did lcarus fall from the sky? Can we track the Sun?

Groundbreaking Greeks



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General Date  
Year 5 13th Dec 2022 Download
Year 5 reading 13th Dec 2022 Download
Year 5 writing skills 13th Dec 2022 Download
Y5long term plan 13th Dec 2022 Download
Maths skills 1 13th Dec 2022 Download