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 Earth.
Programme a ‘rover’ to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity… and what happens when there is none! Compare the time of day at different places on Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems 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 that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?
In this topic we will cover the following areas of the curriculum:
We will be reading Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman and using it is a focus for our written work for the term. The genres of writing we will cover include a:
- Character description
- Newspaper report
- Graphic Novel
- Science Fiction Narrative
- Informal Letter
In maths this term we will recap number, place value, addition and subtraction. We will also cover fractions, area, length, mass and capacity.
This topic is heavily focused on Science and we will cover a wide range of scientific knowledge over the term. The topics include:
- The order of the planets in the solar system
- The phases of the moon
- Gravity, mass and weight
- Momentum and forces
- Life on earth
Art and Design Technology
In Art and Design this term we will create a poster showing the order of the planets of our solar system. We will also use some famous images to inspire us as we design our own aliens
Carrying on with our topic from last term, each member of Year 5 will be aiming to make their own website using Wordpress. This website will focus on a topic of their choosing and will contain a variety of content they have curated or created and we hope to share them with you at the end of the term.
We will continue to research the countries around the world for our homework. In addition to this we will look at the locations of famous geographical landmarks and features around the globe using online software.
There is a wealth of music inspired by the topic of space and we will listen to a range of this and use it to inspire us when we write our own space themed music.
In PE this term we are lucky enough to have Mr Stennett to help develop a range of skills that can be used in all sports and physical activities. In addition to this we will be covering gymnastics once a week.
Year 5 Transition to Secondary School meeting
Click here for the Power Point Presentation regarding Transition to Secondary School
Getting Ready for the Year 6 Residential Trip
Click here for the Power Point Presentation regarding next Year's Residential Trip
Please find below the recommended reading for Year 5 as well as the overview for the year showing the topics and they’re breakdown into subject areas.
If parents require further curriculum information then please contact the class teacher.