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Maple Class Autumn 2 Stargazers

Journey through space – the final frontier!
Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.
During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts.
We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons.
We’ll investigate lunar myths and write about our alien creation.
Youtube - check and watch with an adult! - Space Walk - Eye Zoom to Space - Felix's 'space' jump
So far...
Did you know?
Our solar system is made up of the 8 planets (sorry Pluto!) and the sun.
Mnemonics - MVEMJSUN - My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming (planets)
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune
The planets are named after Roman gods... do their names match the qualities of the planets?
When you look at the stars, they are millions and millions of miles away - they aren't in our solar system!
1) We made a scale solar system out of toilet paper- using fruits and vegetables (for very rough sizes) for the planets! 
2) We produced abstract art (very colourful) inspired by Peter Thorpe!
3) Researching space and the planets!
4) Space Odyssey Dome visit! What an amazing experience! - Lots of questions answered!
5) Making a video to show flat vs spherical world theories!