In Science, we have been looking at the different theories around a geocentric vs a heliocentric system.
In the past, scientists thought that the planets orbited around the Earth (geocentric). We now know that the planets orbit around the Sun because it has a greater gravitational pull – because it is huge!
Today, we made models of our Solar System. We chose which fruit would represent which spherical body according to the size. We then put them in the correct order from the sun. Finally, we drew lines to represent the orbit of the planets around the sun.
We then wrote explanations to go alongside the models:
Here’s a link to get you started:
And you can check today’s phase on the NASA website:
You can also play this fun game to practise locating the European countries:
In Science, we investigated why we have night and day.
We then explained how it works in our own words:
Can you explain to someone at home why we have day and night? Challenge: can you explain why we have seasons?
This term, we are learning about Europe.
In Maths, we explored the symmetry of the different flags of Europe.
In Geography, we identified and labelled the different countries.
We also played a really fun quiz:
Practise at home so that you’re ready for the next time we play in class!
In Art, we have been studying the work of William Morris.
We looked at his designs, analysing the patterns, colours and subjects.
We then used a viewfinder to isolate an area for us to sketch.
Well done for all of your hard work creating and preparing for this assembly – you were great!