Space week in Year 5!

During our Science week, we learnt about Earth and Space. We learnt the phases of the moon like Crescent and Gibbous (Waning and Waxing) and made them using Oreos. We had so much fun making these and we got to eat them at home! We learnt that the Moon orbits Earth (28 days) and the Earth orbits the Sun (365 1/4 days). We didn’t know that the Earth spins on its own axis and this is why we have day and night, as it turns in 24 hours. We went on the iPads and researched all the planets, finding out lots of facts and learning why Pluto is now a dwarf planet. We are now doing some homework over the next 30 days, recording the phase of the moon each night. We had lots of fun!