Children in year 5 have started their new ‘Stargazers’ topic. Today, children learnt about the different phases of the moon. We talked about how the amount of the Moon you could see from Earth was dependent on how much of it is illuminated by the sun. To prove this, Miss. Whipps set up an experiment which involved the children pretending they were the Earth on a swivel chair. We shone a torch and held a melon in the position of the moon whilst swivelling carefully on the chair. The children had lots of fun and could clearly see what was happening from this simple experiment.