Year 5: Willow Class



  • Describe the simple functions of basic types of the digestive systems in humans.
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.

Construct and interpret a variety of food chains; identifying producers, predators and prey

Science: SOUND

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with vibrating.
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
  • Find the patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the vibrations that produced it.

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance increases



History: : BENIN (There is a plan bee unit on this)

  • Locate the kingdom of Benin.
  • Place the Benin kingdom on a timeline.
  • Use a range of sources to find out about Benin.
  • Find out about Obas.
  • Explore everyday life in Benin.
  • Understand the importance of trade for Benin.

Learn about the decline and destruction of the Benin empire.


Art: (Link in with Benin sculptures)

  • Shape, model and construct from observation or imagination.
  • Use recycled, natural and man-made materials to create sculptures.
  • Plan a sculpture through drawing and other preparatory work.
  • Develop skills in using clay including slabs, coils, slips etc.


D.T: Make a bridge for the River Niger (There is a plan bee unit on bridges)

  • Explore the different features of bridges.
  • Test how beams and pillars are used to span gaps and distribute weight.
  • Make truss sections.
  • Understand how tension and compression forces are used in bridge building.
  • Investigate arches.
  • Make a design brief for a suspension bridge.
  • Create a model of a suspension bridge.

Evaluate a finished product.


R.E: See agreed syllabus for more detail.

  • CHRISTIANITY – unit 8
  • HINDUISM – unit 4



  •  Music: Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
  • Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
  • Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.

Develop an understanding of the history of music..


P.E (Please follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work)

Dance, gymnastics and athletics

Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)

Data-handling – science

Measure – DT

Shape – DT


Computing: Coding, Programming and Computer Games

  • Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
  • Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
  • Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
  • Create simple interactive computer games and activities

Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code


Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:

  • Retell a Benin creation story
  • Write a description of the kingdom
  • Retell the story / write a playscript/ write a letter of Oduduwa becoming king
  • Write a letter from Oranmiyan’s point of view about returning to be king.
  • Write a persuasive letter about why Oranmiyan should be king
  • Write a description of a Benin warrior
  • Write a fact file about Benin gods

Write a recount of daily Benin life

Literacy books which link to the topic:

·          Diary of an Edo princess

·          Kingdmo of benin short stories

·          Ehi and Uki