Year 5 Project - Stargazers
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?
Innovate Challenge - Rocket launch
Computing - Programming; Stop motion animation
Art and Design - Printing; Design
Design and 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 Investigations - 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?
Next week, work will be set daily on Google Classroom. Don't forget to also complete your progressions on Maths Whizz, use TTRS and Spelling Shed to practise times tables and spellings, and to read every day. Please contact Mr Smith if you have any difficulties with logging on to Google Classroom.
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Reading at Home
Although we are aware that the children enjoy independently reading for pleasure, we know that reading to an adult helps children greatly with their fluency of reading and understanding of the text. We would like to see that on 3 occasions during the week, the children have read to an adult at home, and that this has been recorded in the child's reading record.
Happy Christmas jumper day!
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