Science: Our Solar System

Saturday 14 January 2023

In Science this week, we learnt about our solar system. We sorted fact cards into four different categories (planets, sun, moon or Earth). Then, we carried out research using secondary sources (a form of scientific enquiry).

This learning linked to our Computing and Living and Learning curriculum  as we discussed the reliability and accuracy of information from the fact cards and the websites which we were looking at.

In addition, we created solar system posters; have a look at our fabulous work:

Finally, we made mnemonics to remember  the order in which the planets orbit the sun.

Help at home: Come up with a new mnemonic to remember the order of our solar system. Here is an example:

Mercury          My

Venus              Very

Earth               Epic

Mars                Marvellous

Jupiter            Jumper

Saturn            Suits

Uranus           Unqiue

Neptune        Neil

Or why not watch the ‘we are planets’ song.