Year 5 were learning about the relative sizes and distances of the planets this week.
If the Earth were the size of a cherry tomato, Mercury would be a mere peppercorn, Jupiter would be the size of a water melon and it would take three umbrellas just to make a quarter of the sun.
Plus, Earth would be about a metre away from the sun whilst Neptune, the solar systems furthest planet, would be about 30 metres away.
Creating a scale model of the solar system meant we had to leave the classroom and find a bit more space!
A new year has begun! Year 5 has got off to a Cosmic start by looking at soil samples that could be from Mars and using some scientific knowledge and skills to determine which one was.
We have also started our book for this topic; Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Please read the Welcome to Year 5 booklet below to find out a bit more about what we expect from this year. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask any of us at the end of the day.