Year 5 Topics 2017/2018
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 and 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 time of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure.
Then it’s three, two, one …BLAST OFF! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.
Peasants Princes and Pestilence
Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging allegiance to kind and country!
Rouse your troops with promises of bloody battle and violent jousts. Read and write historical accounts. Poems and tales and discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body.
And if you smell a rat – get out of there!
Travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fantastic culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Help the chief embalmer prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.
Dig deep and make your own tubs and planters and nurture your greens. Harvest your crops and make soups and dishes of seasonal foods that taste delicious. Learn about farms and where food comes from, writing reports on worldwide produce. Establish your own farmers market, harvest your crops and work out your prices, making sure your make a profit not a loss!
Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks…Search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it?
Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts – scorpions, ants and venomous spiders.Become a beast creator! Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super strong aphid!
Suspend your disbelief and open your mind as we go on a magical journey to Alchemy Island.
Find the gold hidden deep in the island’s mysterious landscape, study the map and unravel the riddle.
Learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy, create a video soundtrack to bring this mysterious landscape to life.
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