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This half term, we will be looking at Earth and Space. The topics we will cover include:


  • describe the Earth, Sun and Moon as spherical bodies.
  • explain how we know the Earth, Sun and Moon are spherical with reference to developments and changes over time. 
  • Name and describe the planets in our solar system. 
  • Order the planets in our solar system.
  • Explain how planets move in our solar system. 
  • Examine the geocentric and heliocentric system, explaining why people believed in them and how and why those beliefs changed over time. 
  • Use the Earth's rotation to explain night and day and explain the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. 
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth by explaining how the moon orbits the Earth.