This half term, Neptune has taken a trip into outer space to have a closer look at our planet, moon and the sun! The children have been learning all about ‘Earthlings’ and have been very enthusiastic throughout the topic, which can be seen in our fantastic artwork and personal learning challenges.
We have been learning about the relationship between the Earth, Sun and Moon, investigating how long it takes our planet to orbit the Sun, and the Moon to orbit Earth. We showed this by drawing a detailed diagram which also led us to discover why we have day and night.
As well as this, we put on our thinking caps and examined the evidence collected through time in support of flat earth and spherical earth theory! We wrote about our opinions and why we thought the evidence for spherical earth was the most convincing!
Using our knowledge of the different textures created by craters and mountains on a planet’s surface, we experimented with different materials to produce our own textured surface. Once they were dry, we painted our surfaces, taking inspiration from artists such as Jackson Pollock, Kandinsky, Jean Miro, and Mark Rothko whose artwork we have looked at in class.