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KS2: Science: Sc4: Physical Processes: 4 - The Earth and Beyond

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The Earth and beyond

4. Pupils should be taught:

The Sun, Earth and Moon

  1. that the Sun, Earth and Moon are approximately spherical

Periodic changes

  1. how the position of the Sun appears to change during the day, and how shadows change as this happens
  2. how day and night are related to the spin of the Earth on its own axis
  3. that the Earth orbits the Sun once each year, and that the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth.


Try making a Solar System wiki icon wiki for the pupils research about the Solar System. Pupils could research key facts about the planets and moons and record their findings in the wiki. Each child could be given three key key facts to research and contribute them to the relevant area of the wiki thereby co-constructing knowledge across the class.

The wiki could be linked to a quiz icon quiz that pupils use to develop their knowledge and understanding.

You could create links icon links to activities such as BBC Bitesize, Earth, Moon and Sun.





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