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Spetisbury

CofE Primary School

Growing and maturing in our learning journey ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, That bear fruit at the right time, And whose leaves do not dry up, They succeed in everything they do’ Psalms 1:3

Respect

‘Do for others what you want them to do for you’ Matthew 7:12

Honesty

‘Our love should not just be words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action’ 1 John 3:18

Reflection

‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’ Lamentations 3:40

Compassion

‘The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love’ Psalms 145 8:9

Teamwork

‘For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12:14

Perseverance

‘Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials’ James 1:12

Science

Amazing Astronomy

 

You may have noticed that because there is so much less pollution in our air at the moment the skies are clear and you can see more stars than ever with your eyes. Did you see the Super Pink Moon over Easter? 

 

Challenge

Take a piece of paper outside and draw the patterns of stars that you see.

You can draw lines between your stars using different colours to make recognisable pictures and name your very own constellations. Share what you have created and we can all see if we can spot your star pictures in the night sky.

 

Ordinary binoculars will open an amazing world of stars on a clear night. But even just your eyes will be able to find the orange glow of Mars and the super bright glare of Jupiter. If you have a telescope AMAZING. I would love to hear about what you find out there in space. 

 

Handy Hint: stars twinkle and planets do not.

 

Web links to explore:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000db8r/the-sky-at-night-a-beginners-guide

Espresso unit: Science KS2   Earth and Space    Beyond Planet Earth

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video_index/item1027260/grade2/index.html

What incredible facts can you find out about the stars in our night sky?

 

Next week we will begin to find some well-known constellations. Which ones do you already know? Can you locate the north star?

 

 

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