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Help! I've been doing the topic of space and the children have got very involved (Shame I had planned fairy tales!!!). Several of the children are really understanding things to do with the solar system but not sure what point to give them except motivated to learn and similarities and differences. I just think they deserve something else. Any ideas?

'We are stuck on to the earth by something called gravity. It is like a giant magnet. It means even when the earth moves we will not fall off'

'The moon moves round us, we move round the sun and the sun stays still'

'My favourite planet is Saturn. I like the rings made of rock and ice'.

'Neptune is blue, but it is not really made of water'

'The sun is just a star in a very long time it will explode and die'

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we made model of all the planets and then used them to sequence with

throwing clay into flour to show how a crater on the moon is formed

listening to the planets by holst and dancing around the sun

tasting space food

making moon biscuits

making telescopes

looking at constellations inside a tent with torches

singing songs about the planets

 

theres a book called i wonder whats out there which has some great ideas in

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Hello Willow, A warm welcome to the forum. Thanks for such an interesting first post, you're children sound great. :o

 

Sorry I'm not conversant with profile points but do agree that those comments deserve more than "motivated to learn and similarities and differences." They seem to be becoming aware of quite profound scientific concepts. They are able to describe their thoughts clearly, in a good descriptive manner. Extended vocabulary? Sense of time? Can name natural materials, rock, ice, water within an abstract context? predictions? can state that when something looks like something (blue / water) it's not necessarily true, = abstract thought?

 

Peggy

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There's a lot from Knowledge and Understanding of the world, exploration and investigation

Sometimes focus their enquiries on particular features or processes

Use others as sources of information and learning

Show curiosity and interest in the features of objects and living things.

Describe and talk about what they see.

Show curiosity about why things happen and how things work

Show understanding of cause/ effect relations

Explain own knowledge and understanding, and ask appropriate questions of others

There's some language for communication as well.

 

We got absolutely LOADS out of this topic when we did it - it really encouraged lots of mark-making, and our behaviourally challenging boy became a totally different child!

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Help! I've been doing the topic of space and the children have got very involved (Shame I had planned fairy tales!!!). Several of the children are really understanding things to do with the solar system but not sure what point to give them except motivated to learn and similarities and differences. I just think they deserve something else. Any ideas?

'We are stuck on to the earth by something called gravity. It is like a giant magnet. It means even when the earth moves we will not fall off'

'The moon moves round us, we move round the sun and the sun stays still'

'My favourite planet is Saturn. I like the rings made of rock and ice'.

'Neptune is blue, but it is not really made of water'

'The sun is just a star in a very long time it will explode and die'

 

Hi Willow,

 

From the quotes given I would also consider CLT: point 7

The child uses language rather than action to reflect on experiences and to clarify ideas.

The child may talk her – or himself or others through challenging activities and adopt newly learned words.

 

Fingertips

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