Welcome to Venus class
Our current topic is: Space
In Science Venus class has been looking at how we get day and night. This occurs because of the Earth's rotation around the sun. We did an experiment looking at how a shadow moves throughout the day. We also learned about how explorers used sundials to tell the time based on the movements of shadows. Venus class then made their own sundials!
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.