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Kings Worthy Primary School

Y5 Autumn 2 2023

Our second topic for the Autumn term will be 'Space'.

Science - Space:

  • What is gravity, and how does it impact the layout of our solar system?
  • What are the names and temperatures of the planets in our solar system, can we predict these?
  • How do we know a planet is a planet?
  • Is there life beyond our solar system; how big is our universe (star, moon, Sun, galaxy, universe)?
  • We will be linking our learning of forces to the gravitational pull of the Earth, and applying our knowledge practically through investigations.


  • Creating our own poem to commemorate Remembrance Day based on Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen.
  • Explain to somebody how to wild a wolf, based on our guided reading text Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell.
  • Creating a travel book about a planet children have created themselves inspired by Jim Bell's The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide


  • Multiplication and Division: factors and multiples; prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Fractions: equivalent fractions; converting between improper and mixed number fractions; ordering and comparing fractions below and above 1; adding and subtracting improper, mixed number and proper fractions.

Geography - Sweden

  • Where is Sweden located in the world, and what other countries are in Europe?
  • What biomes are there in Sweden?
  • What different physical and human geographical features are there in Sweden?
  • Is Sweden the ideal location for the Winter Olympics? Why/why not?


  • We will be using Scratch to design and debug a maze game the children have planned and created.
  • E-safety: protecting our identity and password safety.

DT - Space Mobile:

  • Design, create and evaluate a space mobile for children.
  • Children will learn simple DT skills such as: sawing, fixing joints and moving mechanisms including a motor.

Music - Classical:

  • Listen and respond to Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance, and perform a waltz as an ensemble.


  • Our PE days will continue to be on a Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).
  • Outdoor: Basketball.
  • Indoor: Football Dance.

RE - Interpretation:

  • Two births narratives.

PSHE - Identity, society and equality:

  • What is diversity, and why is it important in our society?
  • What is gender stereotyping?
  • What is discrimination, and how can this make others feel?