Class Teacher: Mrs Helen Sunderland
Learning Support Assistants: Miss Ella Merrifield and Miss Maisie Backshall
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.
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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