Year 5 Art and Design Projects

Below is a brief outline of each of our Year 5 projects that either have art and design as the main topic focus or cover it within the project.

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Projects where art and design is the main focus:

Time Traveller

NC topics: Human life cycle; Great artists

Develop children’s knowledge of human change with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced art and design project, Time Traveller. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about human gestation, ageing and changes over time in the local community.

Subject focus: Art & Design, English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Geography; History; Mathematics; PE; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Projects where art and design is also covered:

Allotment

NC topics: Plants; Gardening; Nutrition; Plant life cycles; Reproduction

Develop children’s knowledge of plants, agriculture and where food comes from with our pre-planned, comprehensively resourced Year 5 geography project, Allotment. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about plant reproduction, cooking, nutrition and land use across the world.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Mathematics; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Beast Creator

NC topics: Minibeasts; Food chains; Habitats

Develop children’s knowledge of living things and their habitats with our pre-planned Year 5 science project, Beast Creator. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about identification keys, food chains and some of the deadliest beasts on the planet.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Off with Her Head!

NC topics: Tudors; History beyond 1066

Develop children’s knowledge of the Tudor dynasty with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, Off with Her Head! Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about Henry VIII and his marriages, life and legacy.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Geography; Music; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Pharaohs

NC topics: Early civilizations; Ancient Egypt

Develop children’s knowledge of ancient Egypt with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, Pharaohs. This Year 5 project and accompanying resources teach children about life on the Nile, the great pyramids and the powerful rule of the ancient pharaohs.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; D&T; Geography; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Scream Machine

NC topics: Forces; Roller coaster design; Mechanisms; Fairgrounds; Materials

Use our pre-planned Year 5 science project, Scream Machine, to teach children about mechanisms and forces. Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop their knowledge about the properties of materials, pulleys and prototypes.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Stargazers

NC topics: Space; Space travel; Significant individuals

Develop children’s knowledge of the Solar System with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Stargazers. This Year 5 project and accompanying resources teach children about the Moon, planets and significant individuals including Galileo and Newton.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; History; Mathematics; Music; PE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Fallen Fields - Special Project

NC topics: First World War; History beyond 1066

Develop children’s knowledge of the causes and effects of the First World War with our pre-planned and fully resourced special history project, Fallen Fields. This Year 5/6 project teaches children about significant battles, people and the impact of this devastating war.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Geography; Music; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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