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Earth and space (Y5)

Prior learning

  • Explore the natural world around them. (Reception - Earth and space)

  • Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside. (Reception - Earth and space)

  • Observe changes across the four seasons. (Y1 - Seasonal changes)

  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. (Y1 - Seasonal changes)

Future learning

  • Gravity force, weight = mass x gravitational field strength (g), on Earth g=10 N/kg, different on other planets and stars; gravity forces between Earth and Moon, and between Earth and Sun (qualitative only). (KS3)

  • Our Sun as a star, other stars in our galaxy, other galaxies. (KS3)

  • The seasons and the Earth’s tilt, day length at different times of year, in different hemispheres. (KS3)

  • The light year as a unit of astronomical distance. (KS3)

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