Y5 Create Model Solar Systems

Y5 learnt about our solar system by creating a model representation of the planets, drawing each one to scale, before measuring out the correct distance from the sun for each planet. They then connected them together with string and fastened them to a tent peg. They sunk the peg into the field and then spread out the planets. They then examined the differences in relative size and distance from the sun and thought about the characteristics that the planets share.