Year 5 26/09/2015

Date: 26th Sep 2015 @ 10:44am


First of all, well done to everybody that posted last week. We have used the posts in class to assess what we already know about space and decide what we’d like to find out. Here are some of our questions:

  • What is a planet?
  • Is the sun a planet?
  • What is a moon? Do all planets have a moon?
  • What is a black hole and how do they form?
  • What are planets made of?
  • Why are planets spherical?
  • Why do we have seasons?
  • What is a comet, a meteoroid and an asteroid?
  • Is there gravity in space?

We will be trying to answer these question over the next two weeks.

In English, we have started to research Annie Taylor, who was the first woman to survive a trip over Niagara Falls, in preparation to create our own newspaper reports. We have also been looking at identifying main and subordinate clauses in complex sentences. Next week, we will be creating our own report and looking at fact and opinion, as well as selecting sources when researching!

Here are some websites for you to look at:

Would you like to save the endangered Tree Octopus?

Do you have any interesting information about Annie Taylor? Is it a fact or an opinion?


Thank you,

Mrs Frost

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Harley! wrote:

A planet is a giant ball of rock or gas that spins round the solar system. The sun is are local star. A moon is a ball of rock that stays near the planet. Not all planets have moons we have 1 I don't know how much the other planets except that I know that Uranus has 3! A black hole is a flying void in space but I don't know how they form. Planets are made of rock or gas. EG: Mars= rock Saturn= gas. I don't know what spherical means. All planets spin round the solar system. When it turns round that is a day. When it travels the whole solar system it is a year so the seasons must happen in particular areas of the solar system. I don't know about the next question so I will skip that one. There is low gravity near earth but normal gap of planets makes it that Mars has 0 gravity. Bye

Maya Kasteniemi wrote:

Annie Edson Taylor was born on the 24 of October 1838. And was one of eight children .her father merrick Edson owned a flour mill but sadly died when she was 12 years old. Later on she became a school teacher and got married to David Taylor and had a son who sadly died in infancy. Her husband died later on so Annie became working between jobs and locales.

On her 63rd birthday a barrel was put over the side of a rowboat, and anime climbed in along with her heart shaped pillow and a cat.after screwing on the lid friends used a bicycle pump to compress air into the barrel before being pushed of the edge of niagra falls.

Jess Tillett wrote:

A Comet is a huge block of rock and ice. Meteoroid's are made of dust or rocks and
are also known as a shooting star when seen at night. An Asteroid is like a minor
Planet because they are made of the same stuff as a planet.The largest Asteroids
Are called Planetoids.

Jolie Nuttall wrote:

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.

Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special tools can see how stars that are very close to black holes act differently than other stars.

Harley wrote:

The sun is a star

Harley wrote:

The sun is a star

Sophie wrote:

The International Astronomical Union defined a planet as an object that:

1. orbits the sun
2. has sufficient mass to be round, or nearly round
3. is not a satellite (moon) of another object
4. has removed debris and small objects from the area around its orbit

A celestial body distinguished from the fixed stars by having an apparent motion of its own (including the moon and sun), especially with reference to its supposed influence on people and events.

Lottie wrote:

The moon has some gravity but not much.
Stars are little planets.
The sun is a ball of fire.

Elizabeth+J J wrote:

The Earth rotates and leans towards the sun , so when the England is leaning towards the Sun it is Summer.
[This is really hard to explain]

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