Year 5 Project - Stargazers
Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.
During this project, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape.
At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth?
Help your child prepare for their project
The possibilities are endless when you’re thinking about the vastness of space. Why not work together to make a papier mâché model of your favourite planet? You could also watch a science-fiction film or read a book to see how space is presented. Alternatively, visit the local library together to find fascinating non-fiction books about space.
Memorable Experience - Visit to the Science Museum
Computing - Programming; Stop motion animation
Art and Design - Printing; Design
Design Technology - Selecting materials; Research; Structures; Evaluation
Geography - Locating physical features
History - Significant individuals - Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton; 1960s space race
Science - Earth and space; Forces; Working scientifically
Science Investigation - How do we know the Earth is round? Can we track the Sun? How do rockets lift off? Why do planets have craters? How does the Moon move?
We will continue our written work based on the book 'Fox'.
Complete 3 progressions on MathsWhizz.
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PESE Meeting 25th May 2022
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