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Year 5

Year 5 Medium Term Plans – Topic

Planned Half term

Topic Title

Art and design


D & T







Autumn 1

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence


Flowol - children to use flowcharts and how they are used to program and control devices

Sketch books; printmaking; historical recipes

Using maps

14th century England

Position and direction

Animals including humans

Working scientifically; living things

Describe the changes as humans develop into old age.


Rules for living

Autumn 2


Printing; design

3d Modelling – software sketch up

Selecting materials; design research; structures; evalation

Locating physical features

Significant individuals – Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton; 1960’s Space Race

Problem solving using measures

Earth and space; forces; working scientifically


Light as a symbol

Spring 1


Drawing artefacts; headwear; hieroglyphic amulets

Internet research and web page design

Clay water carriers; Egyptian food; Model tombs and pyramids

Human and physical features of Egypt; The River Nile; Tourism

Ancient Egypt


Working Scientifically

Moral issues; customs and beliefs; role playing Egyptian citizens





Celebrations related to key figures

Spring 2

Alchemy Island


Radio Stations – recording, interviews, jingles and adverts

Electrical circuits; designing a board game

Map reading using coordinates; human and physical features



Properties and changes of materials; working scientifically


Summer 1


Beast Creator

Drawing; perspectives

Scratch – developing games, using algorithms, debugging and editing existing codes.

Model making

Local field work; contrasting locations


Measurement; statistics

Living things and their habitats

Debating ethical issues

Leaders in religious communities and the importance of religion today

Summer 2

Scream Machines

Photography and image editing

Scratch – developing games, using algorithms, debugging and editing existing codes.

Ride design; programming models; mechanical systems; working models; evaluation; food

Theme parks in the UK and overseas


Measures (money)

Forces; properties of everyday materials; mechanisms; working scientifically

Discussion and debate

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise