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Exploring the Solar System

In year 2 we have been looking at the planets in our Solar System and learning about how they orbit around the sun, the largest object in our Solar System. In Science we have been learning the names of the planet and being able to name them in the correct order from mercury to Neptune. The children have been learning all kinds of facts such as: the closer a planet is to the sun, the shorter its year is. The children have also learnt of Earth as being the Goldilocks planet – not too hot and not too cold, it’s just the right temperature for life to exist. Next week we will be looking in more depth at the individual planets as well as creating fact files about one of their choosing.

Why not practise learning the planets song at home and find out even more facts…