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Science Curriculum Outline Autumn Half Term



Our Challenge....Galileo Galilei needs your help at The Roman Inquisition: he needs to prove that the Earth moves round the sun; that the moon moves around the Earth; and that the seasons and day & night are all a consequence of these movements. He needs you to provide experimental evidence, not just current astrological thinking… and he is running out of time! 



In Y6 this Autumn half term we will be exploring Space and each child will aim to achieve the following objectives: 

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

  • To describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth 

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

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


We will be working scientifically to: 

  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary. 
  • Take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate. 

  • To record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs. 

  • To use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests. 

  • To report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations. 

  • To identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments. 


Science Museum Visit - moved to Spring Term

We will be visiting the science museum in the Spring Term due to the cost of PGL this term. This will provide a fun and engaging opportunity to re-visit our learning about Space and re-ignite interest later on this year.