Autumn 2 

Can you feel the force?


This half term we will explain that unsupported objects fall towards Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object. We will identify the effects of air and water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces and we will begin to understand that force and motion can be transferred through devices such as gears, pulleys and levers.


Autumn 1 2017 – Will We Ever Send Another Human To The Moon? – Earth and Space

This half term we will discover how the planets in our solar system move in relation to the Sun and how the Moon moves relative to the Earth. We will describe the Moon, Sun and Earth as approximately spherical bodies and use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain how night turns into day.

11.09.17 We sorted different evidence sources to form our own conclusions as to whether the earth is flat or spherical. We then wrote an explanation to share our findings.

25.09.17 Last week we investigated the eight different planets, ordered them and designed our own based on our scientific knowledge of the know planets. The order of the planets from the sun are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. An easy mnemonic for remembering the order is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.”

17.10.17 – We made models this week to help us explain the movement of the moon