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Curwen Primary School


Year 5 Trip to the Royal Observatory

Exploring our solar system at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich

Do you know how long it takes for the Moon to orbit the Earth? Do you know why Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system? Well ask any year 5 child and they will be able to tell you thanks to our visit to The Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The children had a great time, they were treated to a 45-minute  Earth, Sun and Moon show in the planetarium, enjoyed the various exhibition rooms and took part in an interactive workshop with one of the Astronomers at the centre. The visit was linked to our topic in science, and this showed with the number of excellent questions the children were asking.