Year 5: Earth and Space

This list consists of lesson plans, activities and video clips to support the teaching of Earth and Space in Year Five. It contains tips on using the resources, suggestions for further use and background subject knowledge. Possible misconceptions are highlighted so that teachers may plan lessons to facilitate correct conceptual understanding. Designed to support the new curriculum programme of study it aims to cover many of the requirements for knowledge and understanding and working scientifically. The statutory requirements are that children are taught to:

• describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

•  describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

•  describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

•  use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Visit the primary science webpage to access all lists.