Autumn 1 –
Year 5 have been on a trip to Jodrell Bank!
We watched models showing us how the different planets in our solar System orbit the sun, which is our biggest star and holds the largest gravitational pull that we experience.
We learned that the moon has a smaller gravitational pull on us than the sun because it is smaller and learned that this affects the tides.
We performed some experiments to sort rocks from our planet, by observing them, to think about their colour, shape and texture. Some of these rocks were also from of the moon! We tested different samples to see if they were alkali or acid, using litmus paper.
We have learned that when we have day other continents and countries have night because they are facing away from the sun. We also know that the sun reflects on the moon, which is why we can see it. Our solar System has quite a few planets in it. They all orbit the sun at different speeds.