This term the Arohanui Syndicate for science is looking at “Our Star the Sun”. Below are some of the key ideas that your child will be learning about. You may want to discuss these ideas at home with your child:
• The Sun gives out heat and light
• The Sun is a star
• The Sun is the star closest to the Earth
• Large space objects that emit their own light and heat are called stars
• Life on Earth depends on the light and heat given out by the Sun
• We see the Sun in the daytime
• The Earth takes one year to orbit around the Sun
• Other stars are much further away from us than the sun
• The Earth spins on its axis once every twenty-four hours, to give us day and night
Here are some key words your child may have discussed in class and want to talk with you more about at home.
Next week we will be visiting the Auckland Stardome on the Wednesday 2nd of April. If your child has not returned their permission slip and $2 please do this before Monday 31st of July. The Parents who have offered to help will be notified today if your help is needed for next Wednesday.
Mr Norman (Syndicate Leader)