What's Out There?

 Children will learn about space. This topic will launch us straight into the Solar System and next look at how ideas about space have changed over time, before finally exploring what causes us to experience night and day on Earth. 

As scientists we will be:

  • describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky 

Our class text will be Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce