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Is There Life Beyond Earth?

In this science driven study, we will also be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the key question - 'Is there life beyond Earth?'


As scientists, we will be describing the relationship between all the different planets, including their rotation and orbit and how this results in day and night. We will also carry out an in depth study into the Moon and its role and relationship with the Earth. In addition, we will be exploring the role of forces in space travel, particularly the forces of air resistance and gravity.


As historians, we will aim to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of both British and world history dating back to the 1960s. We will study a significant turning point in world history- 'the Space Race' and look at the global impact and significance of this.


As geographers, we will revisit and refine our geographical skills throughout this topic, using maps and atlases to locate cities and counties within the UK, Europe and North America. We will look in depth at the world map including latitude and longitude and how these relate to timezones.


As artists, we will study the artist Peter Thorpe and look at his printing work linked to space; we will be producing work in his style.


Throughout this study we will be continually revisiting and refining our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our 'golden nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!