Make your own model to show how the Earth orbits the sun while the moon travels around the Earth. Print onto some card, and cut out the sun, moon and Earth and the two strips. Make holes where the black dots are and use paper fasteners to attach the short strip to the back of the moon and the long strip to the back of the sun. Attach both to the back of the Earth using a single paper fastener. Your model is now ready to use!
The aim of this cloze is to use the words in the box to fill in the blanks in the text below. It's a fun way to test how much the kids have learnt about seasons and the Earth's orbit. We've also asked the children to label the seasons on the diagram.
Here's a fun activity to help the kids learn more about a solar eclipse. Print the pages onto some card, cut out the suns and moons (and laminate if you wish) - then see if the children can match the suns and moons by size to create their own solar eclipse!