An introduction to stars, explaining that some are clearly visible while others are less easy to see. The concept of constellations is explained and the examples of Leo, Orion and the Plough are shown. The role that stars have played in assisting travellers with navigation is also discussed.
When learning about constellations, children could play connect-the-dots with constellations to resemble different objects. For example, the constellation Draco looks like a dragon. Children could use black paper and white paint to make models of the night sky. Exploring constellations and observing or comparing how they change over seasons can help children to understand that Earth is moving in space. This could consolidate work on the Earth orbiting around the Sun.