Reply To: Module 2 – The Moon, the Earth and the Sun

Eleanor Mc Sweeney

    <p class=”MsoNormal”>The planets has so many opportunities for cross curricular integration. I really liked the idea of when opening a discussion/ recapping on points learned, having the children sitting in a circle and rolling a “sun” to the child, having them respond and rolling it back.</p>
    <p class=”MsoNormal”>I would teach the children the planet names through song, such as . To allow children understand that different planets are closer/further away from earth I would use the entire yard and mark out the planets. I would then call out the different planets allowing children to run from planet to planet. This will help consolidate planet names, allow them to recognise that some planets are tiny e.g mercury, some have different shapes, e.g. Saturn.</p>
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    <p class=”MsoNormal”>I would also do a group art activity whereby children would paint and decorate the different planets in their groups. This would be displayed in the classroom. I feel such a piece of work would be very eye catching and would give a great sense of pride to the children in the class.</p>

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