Year 5 – Lanchaster Class

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Class Teacher : Mrs D Fisher

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Daley

Year 5 Long Term Plans

Theme 1 – Greece

Focus- History – Ancient Greece. Geography – Maps


Play scripts and Myths and legends (The Noted Liars Project, Greek Myths and Plays)

identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own

noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary

in writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed


Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations.

Know angles measured in degrees: estimate/ compare acute, obtuse, reflex angles.

Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees.

Identify: angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360⁰);

Identify angles at a point on a straight line and ½ a turn (total 180⁰);

Identify other multiples of 90⁰.

Use the properties of rectangles to deduce facts. Find missing lengths & angles.

Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons.


Earth &Space

§ describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

§ describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

§ describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

§ use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.


§ explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

§ identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

§ recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Living things and their environment

§ describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird

§ describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Art and Design


§ to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

§ to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

(greek masks, greek pots with clay and foil, )

§ about great artists, architects and designers in history.

(Greek architecture , drawing )


Place knowledge

§ understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America


Geographical skills and fieldwork

§ use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

§ use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world



§ play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

§ improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

§ appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Design and Technology

§ understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

§ prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques

§ understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

(Greek Day)



Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.