Year 5 brought learning to life his week by acting out the movement of the planes in our Solar System. Firs, we learnt the names and order of the planets from closest to furthest from the sun. Then children stood in this order and walked around the ‘sun’, representing each planet’s orbit.
We noticed that Mercury orbited the sun many more times than Neptune in the same amount of time. This is because Mercury is much closer to the sun and the distance it travels to complete on orbit is much less.
Afterwards, we drew diagrams and wrote explanations of what we had learnt.