Year 5
Knowledge Organisers
Year 5 Knowledge Organisers
We are Architects Knowledge Organiser
Year 5 Multiplication and Division Knowledge Organiser
Year 5 Place Value Knowledge Organiser
Year 5 Animals Including Humans Knowledge Organiser
Year 5 SMSC Knowledge Organiser
Year 5 Knowledge Organiser



Autumn- Ancient Times

Spring –Earth and Space

Summer –The World Around Us


Who let the Gods Out


Job advert

Letter writing

Diary entry

Formal police witness

Story writing

Formal report

Character description

Newspaper article

Balanced report



Balanced argument

Diary Entry


Setting description

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Explanation text – linked to science

Setting description

Newspaper report


Balanced argument/debate



Place Value

Negative Numbers


Roman Numerals






Perimeter and area







Units of measure





What is sound?

How is sound created?

Can I explain pitch and frequency?

What are the main parts of the ear?

Can I create my own instrument using different pitches?

Sun, Moon and Earth

How do we know what shape the Earth, Sun and Moon are?

Why do we have day and night?

What are the order of the planets?

Can I interpret data on sunrise and sunset?

What are the phases of the moon?

What are the scientific arguments on the centre of the solar system? (Geocentric/Heliocentric)

How does my shadow change throughout the day?


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

Life Cycles

What are the main stages of a life cycle?

Do I understand metamorphosis?

Do I understand life cycles vary in lengths?


What are the differences between solids, liquids and gases?

Can I compare and group everyday materials together based on their properties?

Can I demonstrate that some changes of state are reversible?


Court games

Invasion and target



Health and fitness

Invasion Games



Outdoor/Invasion Games


Ancient Greece

What is the timeline of Ancient Greece?

What were the significant events of Ancient Greece?

What were the key achievements of Ancient Greece?

What impact has Ancient Greece had on the Western world/modern society?


Moon landings (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin)

Space exploration

Space travel



Where is Greece?

Can I use an Atlas to locate and label the countries and capital cities of the UK?

Can I compare and locate England to Greece?




Can I label countries and oceans on a map?

Can I compare and contrast UK and other countries?

Can I look at human and physical features of UK and other countries?

Can I find out about different trade links with other countries in the World?

Can I find out and talk about the traditions and cultures of the other countries and compare to our society?


Greek masks

Sketching of Greek pots


Peter Thorpe – paintings of rockets


Georgia O’Keefe

Up close/magnified pictures of living things

Acrimboldi – Using fruit for art

Papier mache mountain and river sculpture


Design and


Designing and making a Greek pot either using clay or paper mache.


Scientific model of solar system

Planning, creating and evaluating recycled junk model rocket.  

Cooking – create a variety of dishes including locally grown produce


Call and response

Singing in 2 part harmony

The planets - Gustav Holst

Appreciation of classical music

Using musical vocabulary to explain the mood of the piece

Using personal feelings to describe enjoyment of a piece

Appreciation of cultural music




Developing basic computing skills



Unit 5.1 – We are Year 5 rule writers


Unit 5.2 – We are responsible for our online actions.


E Safety Week


Kodu – basic coding




Health and wellbeing:

How can we manage stress?

How can we stay positive?

What is mental health?


What makes a good family?

What can we do to manage our feelings?

What makes a good friend?


Living in the wider world:

What is justice?

What is a stereotype?

What is privilege?

How do we stay safe online?


How can I respond to the feelings of others?

Can I explore the consequences of my actions?

How can I work collaboratively?

Can I value others who may be different?

How can I raise concerns?



What is the importance of finance in people’s lives?

How can I be a critical consumer?

How can I manage and look after my money?

Health and Wellbeing:

How will we grow and change?

What makes up a person’s identity?



What is Christianity?

Why do some people think God exists?

What would Jesus do? (values)

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

Is it better to express your beliefs in art and architecture or in charity and generosity?  

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Rights and responsibilities: discuss and debate health and wellbeing issues; rules and laws: changing rules and laws, anti-social behaviour, respecting and resolving difference.

What would Jesus do?

Which people are special and why?

Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?

What is so radical about Jesus?