Look at the stars

On Tuesday, the children in Form 6 were treated to an evening of stargazing with Mrs Carn and Mr McCarthy, with a little bit of hot chocolate along the way to help them stay warm.

Here are some facts from one of our pupils:

In Form 6’s stargazing, evening we looked up at the sky from Mr McCarthy’s telescope and we saw Jupiter, Saturn, the moon and the astronomical asterism, the Summer Triangle.

Three facts we learnt at our stargazing evening:

  • Galileo Galilei discovered four of Jupiter's moons and got sent to prison for writing a book about space.
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system.
  • Saturn has a ring as well as Uranus and Neptune but unlike the others rings, Saturn’s is made of ice, rock and dust.

In maths, Form 6 has been using protractors to measure angles and accurately draw triangles with the correct sized angles.
In French, the children revised some food items and they labelled a healthy plate and an unhealthy plate. They recognised if the words were feminine or masculine. 
In games, the children enjoyed their final football and hockey lessons this week. Next week, the boys move onto rugby and the girls to netball.
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