Welcome to Year 5
Our Autumn 2 topic is…
Journey through space, the final frontier… Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System!
Investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits the Earth.
Programme a ‘rover’ to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to gravity, and what happens where there is none! Compare the different time of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation to track hidden treasure! Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.
Then it’s three… two… one… BLAST OFF! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure humankind had ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?
This half-term we are reading…