Monday, 10 May 2010

Science: The Solar System

3rd Class loved learning about the Solar System and we used this rhyme to help us remember the planets in order from the sun -
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas!!

Pluto has been demoted to a dwarf planet recently. We learned about the planets linking in with our History - Race to Space.

Did you know?

-Mercury is the closest planet to the sun but Venus is the hottest because it traps the heat of the sun in clouds surrounding it!

- Pluto is the coldest, smallest and furthest "planet" away from the sun!

- Mars is nicknamed the Red Planet!

- Jupiter is the biggest planet!

The Universe is made up of stars, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets and moons - everything in outer space!!


The Solar System is just made up of the Sun (a special star) and the nine planets!

Note: information taken from another 3rd class blog in Edenderry Co. Offaly, thanks guys!


  1. its a cool picture of mercury,venus,earth,mars,jupiter,saturn,uranus, neptune,pluto and solar system... from caitlin

  2. Well done Caitlin! I'm sure you recognise our 'Race to Space' class display! Have a great weekend.
    From Ms. Leydon

  3. to teacher i like the poems from saffron :):):)

  4. You are a very dedicated student Saffron reading our blog on a Saturday! Enjoy the lovely weather this weekend, from Ms. Leydon ;-)