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Year 5

Our Class!

  • Science:


Properties and changes of materials

This project teaches children about the wider properties of materials and their uses. They learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. They study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.#


  • Art and Design


Mixed Media

This project teaches children about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. They use their learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage.



This project teaches children about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.


  • Design and Technology:


Architecture t

This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.


  • Music

Dancing In The Street

All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas.

The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.


Reflect, Rewind and Replay

This Unit of Work consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.

Musical learning focus:

    • Listen and Appraise Classical music
    • Continue to embed the foundations of the interrelated dimensions of music using voices and instruments
    • Singing
    • Play instruments within the song
    • Improvisation using voices and instruments
    • Composition
    • Share and perform the learning that has taken place