This term classes in KS3 have been studying space and the planets in Science and the fiction text The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman in Literacy. Work on this theme will continue into Term 4 with classes using non-fiction texts to research the phenomenon of the Northern Lights. To underpin the learning which has taken place in Term 3 we arranged for a mobile planetarium to visit Ifield School on Friday 3rd February.
The content of the presentations was tailored to each class and covered the Solar System, Milky Way, Constellations, Shooting Stars, Light Pollution, Astronauts on the Moon, The Northern Lights and the Real Night Sky. The pupils were also given the opportunity to ask questions. We felt the visit really complimented the learning going on in class and the pupils were very enthusiastic about the whole experience.