Over half term, as well as your reading, please complete the planet research task.

Pick one planet from our Solar System to research and create a short non-chronological report about it.

Your research might include the following:

  • What materials is the planet made of?
  • What is the size of the planet? (Try to find your answer in kilometres)
  • How far away from the Sun is the planet?
  • How long does it take for the planet to orbit the Sun? (How long is a year on the planet?)
  • How long does it take for the planet to rotate once? (How long is a day on the planet?)
  • What is the temperature of the planet in °C? (Think about day and night temperatures)
  • Does the planet have any moons? (If so, do they have names?)
  • Who discovered the planet?

I’m sure you can come up with a lot more great ideas!

Make sure your report has a heading (it might just be the name of the planet), as well as a detailed drawing of the planet.

If you want, you can also create it digitally and then print it off at home.

Don’t forget to have a great half-term and don’t forget your swimming stuff when we get back!


Home learning club children, I want you to research the last two questions about your planets. Bring in your findings and we can type them up in school.