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Year 5

Autumn 2 Project: Stargazers

In the second half of the Autumn term Year 5 will take an exciting journey through space – the final frontier! Together we will take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.


During our project on the earth and space 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, look at the sizes of the planets in relation to the sun 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. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability.


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. Do also ensure that you access the knowledge organiser for this project (Stargazers - available on the website) so that you help your child learn as much of the basic expected knowledge as possible.
 

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Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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