Spring 1 - 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?
Home Learning Ideas
Home Learning Workbook
06/01/22 ENGAGE: Science - We learnt about the size of the different planets. We compared these to fruits so we could see the scale of the planets in relation to each other. We learnt the order of the planets by comparing these and ordering them by size.
06/01/22 ENGAGE: Science - We learnt about day and night by exploring how the Earth rotates around the Sun using a torch and a globe. We looked at our country in comparison with countries on the other side of the world. We were able to recognise when morning, day, evening and night time would be.
06-07/01/22 ENGAGE Art - We learnt about tints, shades and tones. We learnt how to create these with the hues we had chosen. We used our knowledge to create a painting of the planet Jupiter in space. We then used pencils to draw patterns over the top to show different textures.
07/01/22 Music - West and South African Music - We learnt a song called 'Shosholoza' roughly translated as 'The Click Song'. We learnt how to sing this and that it was a call and response song.
11/01/2022 Science - We learnt about the Moon, Earth and Sun and their relation to each other. We enjoyed finding out facts about these and comparing them. We then used our knowledge to create a moving model to show how they rotate around each other.
12/01/2022 PE: Gymnastics - We learnt about balances. We know balances have to be steady or still. We created balances with our partner using our own creativity.
13/01/2022 Art: Phases of the Moon - We learnt about the different phases of the Moon. We recreated some of these shapes through using stencils and printing. We used our knowledge of tints and shades from last week to support changing the colours.
14/01/2022 Music: Playing Shosholoza - We learnt about chords and how to play notes and majors. We played in time with a partner. We also learnt how to play as an emsemble.
January - Moon pictures taken by Year 5 at home.
17/01/22 - Eva has created these fantastic home videos of news reports related to our learning about Space and the Moon.
20/1/22 DEVELOP: Science - We learnt about gravity. We investigated gravity through lots of partner challenges. These showed us that it your centre of gravity is very important.
20/01/22 - DEVELOP: Science - We learnt about gravity. We investigated gravity by putting a 'light' object in one cup and a 'heavy' object in the other cup. We dropped these at the same time and predicted which would drop first. We proved that gravity pulls both objects to the ground.
20/01/22 - DEVELOP: Science - We learnt about different craters. We learnt how these are created and then looked at how the mass and size of an object can alter the crater size. We experimented this with three balls with different masses.
20/01/22 DEVELOP: Science - We learnt about craters. In these videos you can see, we are dropping balls of different sizes and masses from the same height to see how this effects the size of the crater created.