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?
To help bring the magic of our solar system alive, the Astrodome will be visiting our school in October.
The Learning Organiser for this topic can be found below. It gives a general overview of what the children will be learning.
During Term 1, we will be developing our learning on place value, addition and subtraction, as well as multiplication and division.
'Cosmic' by Frank Cotterell-Boyce will form the basis of our whole class reading sessions in term 1.
Our writing lessons will cover both fiction and non-fiction writing skills; fictional writing sessions will focus on Setting and description, and our non-fiction writing will look at discussion.
Our thinking and discussion this term will centre around the key question; Creation and Science: Conflicting or complementary?
P.E this term will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.