Year 5 Topics

Year 5 Topics: creative curriculum planning and fun topic ideas – all ready to teach.

Year 5 topics by PlanBee are designed from the ground-up for fun, creative learning experiences. They include at least one 'core' subject, and a range of other thematically linked lesson planning packs, too. A range of popular learning themes are covered by these topics – but you'll also find some unusual, inspiring topic themes to freshen up your planning, too.

Whether you choose a Classic Topic or a Topic Bundle, you'll get practically everything you need to teach an engaging new topic over half a term or more. Read more below about the differences between Classic Topics and Topic Bundles, and what's included in each.

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  • China Topic Bundle

    China Topic Bundle

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    If you're teaching a China topic, why not download this China Topic Bundle for KS2, containing four complete PlanBee schemes of work? Perfect as the basis for your whole topic, this topic bundle will save you heaps of time and help you deliver engagi... Read More

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  • Titanic Topic

    Titanic Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This Titanic planning pack for KS2 children investigates and explores the famous Titanic through a variety of curriculum areas, including History, Art, Science, Geography, Computing and English. From finding out who was on board the Titanic to how an... Read More

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  • Me, Myself and I Topic Bundle

    Me, Myself and I Topic Bundle

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    If you're planning a cross-curricular topic on children's individuality and uniqueness, why not use this great 'Me, Myself and I Topic Bundle' for Year 5/6? With four complete PlanBee schemes of work covering all the Science, Geography, RE and Art yo... Read More

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  • Ancient Greece Topic

    Ancient Greece Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This fun and engaging KS2 Ancient Greece Topic for Year 5 and Year 6 will take your class back to one of the most fascinating civilisations in history as they explore ancient Greece and its many wonders. Through this series of ancient Greece lesson p... Read More

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  • Vikings Topic Bundle

    Vikings Topic Bundle

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Download this Vikings KS2 Topic Bundle to help you deliver informative, engaging and creative Vikings lessons to your Year 5 or Year 6 class! Containing four complete schemes of work across different subjects (History, Art, Science and Geography), th... Read More

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  • The Aztecs Topic

    The Aztecs Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    The Aztecs KS2 planning pack from PlanBee provides a wealth of lesson planning that's completely ready for you to download and teach to help immerse your Year 5 or Year 6 children in the fascinating topic of the Aztecs. Your class will discover where... Read More

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  • Brilliant Britain Topic Bundle

    Brilliant Britain Topic Bundle

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Help put the 'great' into Great Britain in your classroom with this topic bundle for upper KS2. With four complete schemes of work (one each for Science, DT, Geography and History), your patriotic planning is covered, leaving you and your class free... Read More

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  • Mountains Topic

    Mountains Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Explore some of the highest and most famous mountains in the world with this cross-curricular 'Mountains' scheme of work for KS2 Year 5 and 6, containing lessons across a range of subject areas. Find out about mountain animals, mountain climates and... Read More

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  • Amazing Africa Topic Bundle

    Amazing Africa Topic Bundle

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    If you're planning to teach 'Africa' as a cross-curricular topic, why not download this Amazing Africa Topic Bundle to help you out? It contains complete schemes of work across History, Geography, Art and DT, forming a great basis for your topic teac... Read More

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  • Victorians Topic

    Victorians Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This Victorians KS2 topic will introduce your class to one of the most important and fascinating periods in British History. Covering various aspects of the Victorian era, this comprehensive planning pack for Year 5 and Year 6 provides 17 ready-to-te... Read More

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  • Space Topic

    Space Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Blast off into outer space with this Space KS2 topic for Year 5 and Year 6 as your class learn about the solar system, the history of space exploration, the lives of famous astronauts and much more! This creative cross-curricular Space topic has... Read More

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  • Extreme Earth Topic

    Extreme Earth Topic

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Introduce your class to the wilder side of the world with this ready-to-teach natural disasters topic for Year 5 and Year 6! Download a series of engaging and thought-provoking lessons across a range of subjects exploring the Earth's greatest natural... Read More

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Year 5 Topic Bundles or Classic Topics: what's included, and which is best for you

Year 5 Topic Bundles: best for learning progression and extensive National Curriculum coverage

Year 5 (and Year 6) Topic Bundles include four thematically-linked schemes of work across a range of subjects. Each scheme of work includes 5-7 complete lesson planning packs, with everything you need to teach that subject over approximately half a term.

Each scheme of work is designed to teach to specific National Curriculum upper Key Stage 2 objectives and provides comprehensive coverage to assess pupil progress against those objectives at the end of the teaching sequence.

Year 5 Classic Topics: best for a varied, fun creative curriculum experience

Year 5 (and Year 6) Classic Topics include 16-18 lesson plan packs. They contain one complete scheme of work comprising 5-7 lessons which will cover some specific National Curriculum Key Stage 2 objectives in detail. The remaining lessons cover a broad range of subjects and include many enjoyable, creative learning activities for a varied cross-curricular learning experience!

Which type of PlanBee Year Five Cross-Curricular Topic is best for you? Whichever you choose, we're confident you'll have loads of planning and resources to teach over half a term or more, and which fits in well with your own thematically-linked lesson planning.

Don't forget to grab the free additional resources (above), too – there's detailed overviews/medium term plans plus editable assessment grids to help you track your pupils' learning.

Resources at your fingertips

We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

Written by professionals

We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

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Stuck for ideas on Sunday evening? All your time taken up with marking? We know how much time teachers spend on preparation and assessment. It's time to get some of that time back! It only takes a moment to sign up with PlanBee and start downloading, so you can claim back a bit more You time! Our Complete Series of lessons come with assessment questions and marking grids, too – it's another way we've tried to make the incredible job you do that little bit easier!

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