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