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

Deirdre Tiernan

    Firstly, I would introduce the activity of the sun and shadows when we are doing time of day and routines in maths. We would discuss what we do in the morning, the afternoon, the evening and at night time/ Following this, we would discuss what these times look like outside – is there a moon in the sky or a sun in the sky? We would then briefly discuss what happens to the ground when the sun is out. After this I would introduce the Bear Shadow’s in the woods activiry from My Sky Tonight. Through this activity, the children experiment and discover that when the torch (sun) is low down, there are larger shadows cast, and when the torch is higher up the shadows are much smaller. I will demonstrate using the torch, the bears and the scene what the day would look like in shadows. The children will then be encouraged to look at their shadows outdoors at different times of the day in school and at home.

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