Gurnard Primary School

Gurnard Primary School

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  1. Our classes
  2. Reception



 Moon Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Helen Sunderland

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Ella Merrifield and Miss Maisie Backshall


Planet crash that made moon left key elements for life on Earth, scientists  say | Space | The Guardian

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. At about one-quarter the diameter of Earth (comparable to the width of Australia), it is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System relative to the size of its planet. Orbiting Earth at an average distance of 384,400 km, or about 30 times Earth's diameter, its gravitational influence slightly lengthens Earth's day and is the main driver of Earth's tides.

Sun Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Rowena Givens 

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Helen Quick and Miss Maisie Backshall


The Sun is the star at the centre of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometres, or 109 times that of Earth and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth. Roughly three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen (73%); the rest is mostly helium (25%).

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Welcome to Reception

Learning phonics in Reception