Y5 Sunrise and Sunset

Pupils learn that throughout the year, the amount of daytime we get changes and that in winter, when it is wet and cold we get less daylight, than the summer, when it is warm and dry. They learn that In the winter the Sun rises later and sets earlier than the summer when the Sun rises earlier and sets later.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night
  • NaG – pupils should be introduced to a model of the Sun and Earth that enables them to explain day and night; pupils should learn that the Sun is a star at the centre of our solar system

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