Children have been showing an interest in planets after sharing some stories in Rose Class at story time.
The garden team gathered all our resources which link to planets - some lovely information books from the Research Library which had been donated by a family.
Children shared what they knew: some children knew the names of some of the planets.
Most children know we live on Planet Earth.
Many children knew that there is water and land on Earth.
Some knew the sun gives us heat and light.
Did you know it is the pull of the Moon's gravity on the Earth that holds our planet in place?
Children looked at the planets and how far they were from the sun: in order it is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Children mark made planets in chalk on the floor in the garden: they worked collaboratively to match labels to them.
Some children helped to make physical representations of the planets with balloons and papier mache. They sustained concentration doing this as it took a long time! Children used the information books to refer to so they knew which colour to paint the planets. They even problem solved to make Saturn's rings.
Have a look when you visit the garden next at the planet display.
Look up into the sky at night with your child and see if you can see any stars or the moon.
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