Friday 7th December | 11 comments
We have had a busy week in Science this week exploring a number of different concepts.
We started the week looking at the different seasons and how the Earth’s orbital cycle alters these throughout the year. We explored the difference between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and learnt that at some points, parts of the North and South Poles have periods of complete darkness or sunlight! We looked at the rotation of the Earth and where it is in its orbital cycle and the children worked collaboratively to create a fantastic explanation of this process.
Following on from this, we looked at the different stages of the moon. There was a lot of vocabulary to understand including: waxing, waning, crescent and gibbous. The children listened exceptionally well to the learning and were able to accurately label a diagram of the moons phases.
What can you remember?
How long does it take for the moon to complete one full cycle?
What is the definition of waning?
What phase of the moon are we currently seeing?
What is meant by a blue moon?
Here is a short video to show the phases of the moon.
We have also spent some time practising our vocals for the Christmas production. We are getting much better and are looking forward to the performance.
Have a lovely weekend,