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Year 5 2021-2022

Year 5 2020-21

Exploring the stages of the human life cycle

Observing and researching the lifecycle of insects

Exploring advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction in plants

Sorting types of seed dispersal

Spring term

Irreversible changes

Reversible changes: Changing state

Identifying soluble and insoluble solids

Investigating thermal insulation

Investigating absorbency

Describing properties of materials

Investigating material properties

Autumn term

Acting as the planets in orbit

Learning about our solar system

Exploring water resistance

Explanations of how parachutes work

Investigating air resistance with paper spinners

Exploring Galileo’s findings about gravity and the speed of falling objects.

Investigating the relationship between mass and weight

Year 5 2019-20

Forces bingo

Investigating craters and the impact of meteorites on the Moon

Irreversible changes

Separating materials

Planning and carrying out an experiment: Does sugar always dissolve at the same rate?