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Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?

See below for our key vocabulary and videos for the topic




Key vocabulary

asteroid         astronaut        atmosphere         Apollo 11           comet          crater           Jupiter              lunar   


               Mercury           Mars            meteoroid            Neptune        Newton             planet                orbit            satellite     


Saturn                  star                 Sun              telescope             Uranus            Universe          Venus           crescent     


         gibbous              waning            waxing           




Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids - FreeSchool - Help support more content like this!Here is an in-depth introduction to the Solar System and the planets that are in it. Fro...

Ordering the Planets in our Solar System using fruit. Yes FRUIT! Saints class had a great time and even ordered and labelled them :)

For the week beginning 17.01.22 Saints class have hopped from researching the Solar System to programming and finding an algorithm to get our Bee-Bot from start all the way to the moon without crashing into a meteoroid. We did it!

Programming a rout/algorithm

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Today (24.01.22) during topic Saints Class also used their Science skills when investigating Mass, Newton meters and gravity.