In art we created our very own ‘ice planets’ to represent the planets that were of very cold temperatures due to their distance away from the sun. We had to choose the size of the planet, the amount of ice and the kind of food colouring to use. When the materials had changed state in the freezer we then assembled and named our ice planets.
This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from a Planetarium. From inside a mammoth dome we learnt all about how we get day and night, the seasons, and why the moon appears different shapes at night. We also listened to stories about the star constellations and are now hoping to spot 'The Plough' or perhaps 'Orion' from our gardens at night. Also, did you know that a tiny fragment of a star would weigh more than all of New York City?
We had a very eventful start to our Space topic when we discovered a mysterious egg had landed in one of the trees in our playground. Bravely, we retrieved it and then started asking questions: Where had this egg come from? Who or what was inside? How did it get here? Why is it gold? Does it belong to anyone? We decided to help its owner break out and met...E.T! We have now watched the film about how E.T came to Earth and have started imagining what his home planet might have been like. Now we are describing this planet in our literacy learning.