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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5




Portraits - pupils focus on different facial expressions and create artwork based on the work of Peter McKee.

Volcanic printmaking - pupils experiment to create their own volcanic landscape print.

Greek Pottery - pupils create their own pottery designs linked to their history topic about the Ancient Greeks. 




Pupils use the Purple Mash scheme of work and cover topics such as coding, online safety, spreadsheets and databases, game creator, modelling and concept mapping.




Food Technology - culture and seasonality.  Pupils use Formbox to create seasonal treats to sell at the Christmas Fair.

Frame Structures - pupils design and create their adventure playground using frame structures.

Mechanical Systems - pulleys or gears.  As part of their geography topic about rivers, pupils design and create a swing bridge. 




How do volcanoes affect the lives of people? The pupils learn about the inhabitants of Hiemaey and compare and contrast the human and physical aspects of geography.

What is a river? The children look at the journey of a river from source to mouth and link their learning to the local area of Sheffield and the River Don.

Why are mountains so important? The pupils look at a range of different ranges around the world and compare these to those found in the UK, including local Mam Tor.




In Year 5, we carry out a local history study, looking at Sheffield and the impact of steel, linked to the spread of railways. We also go back further in time to Ancient Greece, focusing on Greek life and the achievements during this period.  




Boy in a Girls' Bathroom; newspaper reports and diary entries


Radio adverts and leaflets; narrative Poetry

Greek myths and legends

Formal and informal letters

Kensuke's Kingdom - trigger and adventure stories;

Non-chronological reports and science ficiton writing linked to our solar system

The Highwayman - discussion texts




Click here for the programmes of study for Key Stage 1 and 2. 




Recycling and expanding vocabulary from Y3 and Y4; directions; common places (post office, supermarket, library etc); asking and explaining where something is; more food items; ordering in a restaurant; simple connectives (but, too, and etc).

Children fine-tune listening skills by listening to a native speaker having simple conversations. They are also encouraged to use a bilingual dictionary to experiment with.




Music is taught through the Charanga scheme of work. Pupils learn a range of skills through different pieces of music, such as:

Living on a Prayer - singing and playing instruments

Christmas Carols

Learning to play percussion instruments in a Samba



Children build on their experiences in the previous year groups for gymnastics and dance, creating more complicated routines and movements as well as building a greater understanding of games involving balls, nets, courts, teams and specific sports such as basketball, hockey and cricket. Athletics plays a big part in the children's learning in preparation for the district athletics competition in the summer.


Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
Athletics      Gymnastics      Dance     Orienteering    Yoga Fitness
     Basketball      Tag Rugby      Dogdeball      Hockey      Volleyball            Cricket      




Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.

Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.

Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.

Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.

Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.

Living in wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.

Development and Puberty (Growing Up) - pupils look at how their bodies change, personal hygiene and get ready for the next chapter of their lives (linked to the science curriculum).




We follow the Discovery scheme of work for RE. Y5 focus on:

Religion: Sikhism (Beliefs into aciton, beliefs and moral values and prayer and worship)

Religion: Christianity (Christmas, Easter and beliefs and practices)




Animals Including Humans

Earth and Space


Properties and Changes of Materials

All Living Things


Click here for the programmes of study