Welcome to Year 5!
This topic has a heavy focus on the development of scientific knowledge, skills and understanding. Pupils develop their research and enquiry skills, pose questions, become creative and use their imagination. Different aspects of Space are covered, from learning about the planets and our Solar System to the question: “Is there anything out there?” Pupils learn about The Space Race between the USSR and the USA including Sputnik and the early experimental forages into space and compare this with later missions on the Space Shuttle.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken and the children will be blasting off on this adventure in Year 5!