This week we will be learning all about the moon.  We’ll look at the moon from the Earth and then what it is like to actually visit the Moon too.  Mankind first stepped onto the Moon in 1969 and it was the first time humans had stood on another body in space that was not Earth!  🙂

For Inquiry Groups – COMPUTER activity.  You will need to visit the websites below (in red) and watch the video to complete your worksheet on PHASES OF THE MOON.

THE EARTH AND BEYOND is a site where you can read all about the different shaped moons we see in the night sky at different times.  You can also read lots more moon facts there (and look around using the links).  There is an excellent animation of the PHASES OF THE MOON there.

COOL FACTS ABOUT THE MOON – is a kid-friendly site with interesting facts and phases of the moon explained.

and the original NASA footage of the actual landing!


For Writing this week we will be writing a description of our own little Alien.  We will need to use lots of adjectives (describing words).

Listen to this song.  Here are the lyrics.  Listen for all the adjectives describing the Purple People Eater.  😎

The Purple People Eater – Lyrics

Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye
I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”
It looks like a purple people eater to me

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (One eye?)

Well he came down to earth and he lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don’t eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn’t eat you cuz you’re so tough

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (One horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what’s your line
He said it’s eatin’ purple people and it sure is fine
But that’s not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
(We wear short shorts)
Flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me

And then he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground
He started to rock, really rockin’ around
It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune
Sing a boop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
I like short shorts
Flyin’ little people eater
Sure looks strange to me (Purple People?)

And then he went on his way, and then what do ya know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was blowing it out, a’really knockin’ em dead
Playin’ rock and roll music through the horn in his head

by Sheb Wooley

We are going to be drawing Purple People-Eaters using the characteristics in this song.

Now you can watch the animation with the song


What a busy week we have had!  🙂  You’ve learnt all about comets, asteroids, shooting stars and the different sizes of planets and stars!  Wow!  What an amazing universe we are part of!  8-:


  • This semester you are swopping from Music to Library/Media Studies each Thursday.  Please remember to bring your library bags each Thursday.
  • On MONDAY!!! we start our two weeks of swimming lesson, so remember to bring your swimming gear and a change of clothing and underwear and towel if you come with your bathers on.
  • We will be starting BOOKCLUB again in week 3 on Monday, 31 August.  Thank you to parents who are helping out with this.  This term we want to start ‘gradually releasing responsibility” where we will be training students to take on responsibility during these sessions.  🙂
  • It is still news for everybody each Monday, so come prepared to share something special that is going to or has already happened or something you have researched.  You need to share interesting facts and stories, rather than show and tell about a favourite toy or item.  Please practise at home before coming in so that you are sure of what you will be sharing and can practise expression.  🙂

Have a great weekend !  🙂 Mrs Veary

Planet Sizes

You need to watch these videos and compare the sizes of different planets to Earth.  There are two videos so after you have watched both of them, use the one you find easier to locate the information from…



Then, on your worksheet, draw in the planets in the order of their size from SMALLEST to BIGGEST.  Write in any facts you found out about each planet too.  (For example, how big it is….)

These amazing videos also show the size of different stars in our galaxy. There are some very interesting stars sand if you finish in time, you can research and find out more  about what these stars.

Write a comment to let me know any interesting facts you have found out.

Mrs Veary 😎