We have enjoyed researching our Space topic; our planetary knowledge has influenced our English poetry, Art projects, dance movements in P.E. and our programming in Computing.
We completed a mind map detailing everything we already knew about Earth & Space, which was quite limited to begin with!
Having learnt many facts about all the planets in our Solar System, we discussed and shared ideas before collaboratively creating emotive phrases about each of the planets, resulting in some stimulating poetry.
We have designed & created our own planet, which will become part of our class heliocentric system.
In P.E., we have been creating a dance based on all the planets in our Solar system, including our moon and Sun. We spent this half-term working in pairs & groups to capture the essence of each planet & display it in the form of dance. At the end of the term, we performed our dance to the rest of the school and our parents.
We have been programming simulations of the moon orbiting Earth and the Earth orbiting the Sun. We also composed some music, influenced by Space, to accompany our simulations.