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SKU S5CS30002
Key Stage 2SpaceWorld Space DayScienceYear 5
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This Earth and Space Year 5 planning pack provides you with everything you need to meet the NC Science objectives for the Earth and Space topic. The detailed and engaging lesson slides for each lesson provide you with interesting topics for discussion with your KS2 class, including the movement of the Sun, Earth and Moon, day and night, seasons and phases of the Moon.


The printable resources for each lesson provide your class with the opportunity for independent and group work to develop their working scientifically skills within this fascinating topic, such as making detailed observations of shadows throughout the day when investigating the Sun's apparent movement across the sky.

The differentiated activity ideas and worksheets provided in this six-lesson Earth and Space KS2 planning pack mean your class will effectively demonstrate their understanding of this Science topic in many different ways such as model building, report writing, explanation texts and diagrams.


Teach your Year 5 class about the movement of the three main celestial bodies using this complete Sun, Earth and Moon KS2 lesson pack. Using the detailed and engaging lesson slides, you can help your class recognise and describe Earth, the Sun and Moon as spherical bodies and discuss their size in relation to one another.

The included lesson plan provides you with great, active ideas to demonstrate these celestial bodies' movement around each other and different opportunities for the children to use scientific vocabulary such as orbit, spherical, celestial, etc.

The printable resources that are included in this lesson pack provide you with everything you need to engage, support and extend your class in their independent work.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Teacher notes
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact cards
  • Template

This lesson investigates Earth's rotation and the effects that this has on the planet. This day and night KS2 lesson pack explores how day and night are created and how different parts of the planet can experience day and night simultaneously. The lesson slides help to explain to your Year 5 class in a simple and concise way how a 24-hour-long rotation of Earth results in some parts being lit by the Sun and others being in shadow.

The Day and Night KS2 worksheets provided in this lesson pack offer your class the opportunity to conduct an investigation using sundials they have created and make detailed observations of their results. This will allow them to explain the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky, using their observations and scientific vocabulary.

Alternatively, have your Year 5 class investigate time zones around the world and why they are necessary using the internet and the supporting resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Sundial sheet
  • Timezone cards
  • City cards

This Seasons KS2 lesson pack provides you with the lesson plan, activity ideas, lesson slides and printable resources you'll need in order to teach your Year 5 class about how seasons are formed. The lesson focuses on Earth's axis and how it is tilted.

Challenge your class to investigate the differences between the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere's seasonal changes during Earth's orbit. Using the differentiated printable activities, your class will be supported as they identify the season in the Northern Hemisphere based on Earth's location in its orbit and explain how they know.

Alternatively, the children can undertake an investigation of average day length in different parts of the world, working scientifically to identify patterns and trends in the data given to them for the UK, South Africa and Ecuador.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Season labels
  • Statistics cards
  • Graph paper
  • Question cards

Use this complete Phases of the Moon KS2 lesson pack to teach your Year 5 class about how we see different amounts of the Moon's lit surface at different points in the lunar month.

The lesson slides will guide your class through identifying and naming the eight different phases of the Moon and will help them correctly match and order the phases in their independent work. Using the included printable resources to extend and support them, your KS2 class will create a spinning model and/or discuss in detail how they are able to identify each phase of the Moon.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Teacher notes
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Template
  • Moon cards

This lesson focuses on the theories that were made about the structure of our solar system throughout the centuries.

This Copernicus KS2 lesson will challenge your class to explore and discuss the main differences between geocentric vs heliocentric models of the universe and the astronomers who proposed them. They will compare the two models and discuss how the ideas changed and developed into the model we use today.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Solar system fact cards
  • Differentiated worksheets

This solar system KS2 lesson pack provides you with detailed lesson slides which inspire rich discussions with your class about the celestial objects within our solar system.

The lesson focuses on the planets within our solar system, but also looks at other objects, including dwarf planets, asteroids and comets, and satellites (both natural and man-made). The included printable resources and activity ideas will inspire your Year 5 class to create their own solar system project, either as a model or fact book.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Mnemonic strips
  • Templates
  • Flag template
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Year 5/6 Working Scientifically Objectives

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

Year 5 Earth and  Space Objectives

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Not all resources were available

I was only able to download slides, plans and end of topic questions. No printable worksheets were available in the folder I downloaded so I'm quite disappointed.

Hi there, I'm so sorry to hear that some of the resources were missing from your download - I have emailed you the worksheets for this scheme. Please let us know if we can assist you any further by contacting us at - we'd be happy to help.

Louise Mizelas-hall

It’s so good
Helps me so much to deliver information to the children

Thank you for your review, Louise - we are so happy to hear that our resources have been helpful to you :-)


These are great but I would really like them more interactive. Say in a PPT or equivalent.


Great resources with clear progress. Appropriately challenging.


Everything I need to teach about Earth and Space. Looking forward to using it!