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Where are we in our Solar System?

Where are we in our Solar System?

 

This half term, we will be exploring our great Solar System, its 8 planets and the sun that is at the heart of it. We will describe the movement of planet Earth and explore the cycle of day & night. To help us with our learning, we hope to have a space engineer visit our school to teach us more about working in the space industry. In Art, we will learn the technique of papier mache and we will work together to create our own papier mache Solar System. We will also explore the artwork of Keith Haring and from this, we will create our own alien pieces with moving parts. In Music, we will explore the work of the great Strauss and will consider how his music can teach us more about the planets. From this, we will use different instruments to create our own piece of space music and we will learn to use the terms crescendo and decrescendo to describe the dynamics of our compositions.

 

In the final week of half term (date to be confirmed), you will be invited to our Space Exhibition. This will give you the opportunity to share your children's wonderful learning and find out all about our great Solar System. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Please look at the overview below for ideas on how to help your child at home.
Together, we grow our love for learning.
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