To begin the lesson, the children got into groups and discussed their existing ideas about the solar system focusing on the following questions: Can you name the planets? Do you know the order of the planets? Where have you got your ideas from?
The children then took part in some Solar System Speed Dating! Each pair was given one Planetary Fact Card. The children took turns to visit another one of the other planets to discuss and compare facts about the planets.
Finally, the children were given their main task for the lesson. In their pairs, they coloured in planets and added facts to a poster. At the end of the lesson, they swapped posters and peer assessed. They wrote two things they liked and one thing that could be improved.