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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Believe to Achieve! "Roots will grow down into God's love and keep us strong" EPH 3:17

Week Commencing 01.06.20

Rowan Class Term 6 Week 1 - Stargazers

Starter activity – This term’s topic is all about space and our solar system.

Take a look at this website:

Or try going for a night walk (if possible) to look up in the sky and see if you notice anything.

Think about some questions you would like to find out, e.g. What is a star? What is the Sun? How far away are the stars? Where does the Sun go at night?

Have a look at these websites:

Listen to the information about the solar system.  Look up any unknown words in a dictionary to find out their meaning

Look at the order of planets in our solar system.  There are lots of mnemonics to remember the order of the planets such as:   My very eager mother just served us nine pizzas!   Try to create your own mnemonic to remember the order of planets from the sun and test it on someone to see if it works.  You could also write a poem about the solar system if you wish!

Use an assortment of available science resources, such as books, websites, video clips and animations to find out about the Solar System, including which planets are Jovian (gaseous) or terrestrial (rocky). Decide how to organise and record your findings, perhaps using bullet points, notes, lists, diagrams, drawings and mind maps. Record 10 facts about the Solar System.

Note: The Solar System is the collection of planets and their moons (together with smaller bodies, such as asteroids, meteoroids, and comets) which orbit around the Sun.

Art/DT – Planet sketching

From your research, choose a planet and sketch it.  Use a medium you have available (watercolour paints, pastels, crayons or coloured pencils).  Add as much detail as possible from looking at pictures online and in books.

RE – Buddhism – Who and where?

This term we are looking at Buddhism.

Discuss where India is on a world map. Buddhism originated in Northeast India. Can you find where Buddhism originated from on the world map?

Read the story of the Buddha (attached).

You are going to retell the story in your own words.  You can use the prompt cards if you wish and you can rewrite the story on the sheet provided.  If you would like to act out the story and film it you can as I know some of you love drama!