Our first topic in Year 5 will be...
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 times of day at different places on the 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 3, 2, 1, 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 are there other life forms out there?
If you would like to get a head start with this topic then why not start learning at home before you return to school in September.
You could do this by:
-Finding out more information on the planets in our Solar System.
-Look into space travel, who was the first person in space?
-Learn about why we experience seasons here on Earth, or how there is a night and day.
-What was the 'Great Space Race'?
That should keep you going!
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon, for now, have a wonderful summer!
From the Year 5 Team.