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Year 5/6: Simmonds Class

Welcome to Simmonds Class

 

Teachers: Miss Waller, Mrs Hambleton-Owen

 

Welcome:

 

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What have Simmonds Class been up to?

 

Stargazers Engage Week

 

In Simmonds Class this term we have started our new topic. The topic is ‘Stargazers!’ We kicked off by creating a to-scale model of the solar system. We used tissue paper squares to measure the distance between the planets. This proved a challenge as the wind was blowing away the tissue paper, however we worked as a team to complete the task.

 

Do you know the order of the planets?

 

We created mnemonics to help us to remember. Here is one of them…

 

My

Vegetarian

Epic

Mother

Just

Served

Unique

Nuggets

 

(Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune)

 

Astrodome

 

We had a visitor come into school with an astrodome. It was amazing! We had to climb into the dome, which was a bit like a huge tent, through a small door. We were taken on a journey into space where we learnt about the stars and planets. We watched real footage from space and learnt a little bit about the history of the solar system.

 

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