The Solar System includes the Sun, the Earth (where you are now!) and all of the other planets, asteroids and comets that go around and around it.
You may think that the Earth is a pretty big place, but the Earth isn’t even the biggest planet in the Solar System.
Everything in the Solar System revolves around the Sun. The Sun is a star – a massive ball of hot gas that gives off light and heat.
There are eight planets that orbit around the Sun and the closest planet to the Sun is Mercury, and the farthest away is Neptune.
The biggest planet is Jupiter, and the smallest planet is Mercury and The Earth is the only planet that we know has creatures living on it.
The following videos will help your child understand more about the space and the planets.
Practise the names of planets with this song about the solar system.
Flying from the sun to the stars
After listening to the song, encourage your child to use the word bank provided in the following worksheet and label the parts of the solar system. For the second one, you child would need to colour or paint the images, then cut out the planets and paste them in the correct order from the Sun.
Encourage your child to cut around the images, use some split-pins or glue and make their onw astronaut. Colour or decorate your astronaut to make it look better.
Encourage your child to create their own planet.
The document below tells you what resources your child needs and the instructions they will need to follow to make their amazing planet.