Year 1 Planetarium – Spring 2 2024

On Thursday 29th February, as part of their new topic, ‘Our Planet and Beyond’, the children in year 1 were able to experience a mobile planetarium. A visual display of the night sky was brought to Toftwood Federation! The children crawled into the self-contained darkened classroom dome and were given a presentation about our solar system including facts about the sun, moon, and planets including our planet Earth. They then could lay back and experience stargazing, whilst also learning about the constellations in the sky. It certainly got the children excited for their up and coming topic and was a fantastic WOW moment for the children.

Jasper in CM1 said, ‘I wish I could do this at home and see the planets.’ Freddie in KD1 said, ‘My favourite part was when the lights went off and we could see the stars’. Lucy from Starlincs who did the presentation said, “Rafe you are a little space Einstein as you have shared so many facts with the class!”

A group of kids standing in front of a screen

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A large inflatable ball in a classroom

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A person holding a large ball

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