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Learning about the Solar System

Planets in the playground

Year 6 Willow 

Children held different sized fruit to represent the planets of the Solar System. 

A peppercorn for Mercury, a cherry tomato for Venus and Earth. A blueberry for Mars, watermelon for Jupiter, a grapefruit for Saturn, an apple for Uranus and a lime to represent Neptune.

While in the playground, the children stood a distance from each other to represent the relative distance each planet is from the Sun.