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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y5 Autumn 2 2021

Our second topic for the Autumn term will be 'Space'. We are hoping that this will include a trip to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.          

Science - Space:

  • What skills does an astronaut need?
  • How many planets are there in our solar system?
  • What are their names and relative positions?
  • How do the planets, Earth, sun and moon move in relation to each other?
  • What causes day and night?
  • We will be linking our learning of forces to the gravitational pull of the Earth, and applying our knowledge practically through investigations.


  • Instruct a beginner in 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


  • Statistics: read, interpret and draw line graphs, tables, two-way tables and real-life timetables in the local area.
  • Multiplication and Division: factors and multiples; prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

Geography - Russia:

  • Is Russia the ideal location for the 2030 Winter Olympics?
  • Where in the world is Russia?
  • Where is Russia do people live, and how does the physical geography impact this?
  • What biomes are present in Russia, and what are the characteristics of these?


  • 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 Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor).
  • Outdoor: Basketball.
  • Indoor: Football Dance.

RE - The Annunciation:

  • The date for our RE day is yet to be confirmed for this half-term.

PSHE - Identity, society and equality:

  • The date for our PSHE day is yet to be confirmed this half-term.