Free teaching resource – Year 5 – Meet Galileo Galilei video

Year 5 teaching resource

Schools who purchase the Cornerstones Curriculum get a year’s free access to The Hub, our fantastic online portal that features planning and assessment tools as well as over 1000 bespoke teaching resources.

Cornerstones Curriculum Team members Jenny Bailey and Caroline Pudner have picked their top 10 favourite resources, which are available for you to use and download for free. Download yours now.

Year 5 – Meet Galileo Galilei video

Meet Galileo Galilei, hailed as the ‘father’ of modern observational astronomy, in our free video. Linked to our Year 5 ILP, Stargazers, this video is packed full of facts and information about Galileo and is an entertaining resource to help children describe how a significant individual has influenced the UK and wider world.

Allow children time to watch and re-watch the video, then use other non-fiction sources to find out even more about Galileo, his life, work and ground-breaking discoveries. Ask children to think about why his work was so controversial at the time, and present their ideas on a mind map.

Watch the video below or click here to view the video on YouTube.

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The Hub


The Hub is our online portal for schools using Cornerstones. It includes a wide range of features, from our popular coverage checker and Gap analysis, to over 1000 bespoke teaching resources that help bring the curriculum to life.

Schools also have access to specialist advice from our team of teachers and subject specialists, as well as technical support during school hours.

Schools that purchase the Cornerstones Curriculum get one year’s free access. Every teacher in your school will get full access through their own user account and because The Hub is online, you can log in at any time and from anywhere. Even better, it’s designed to work well on any device – computer, tablet or smartphone.

Find out more about The Hub.

If your free access has expired, we can get you back on The Hub in no time at all. And if you renew your Hub licence now, you’ll also gain access to the free Olympics projects when they’re launched exclusively on The Hub very soon. Call us now on 03333 20 8000.

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Kathryn is the Marketing Assistant here at Cornerstones, where her role involves updating the blog on the Cornerstones website and looking after Cornerstones' various social media channels.

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