As part of our topic of 'Calendar,' we have been learning about the Jewish (Lunar) calendar. The children have been experimenting with shadows. They learnt that a shadow is created when an opaque material or object is placed in front of a light source and prevents the light from passing through. It creates a dark area or shape on a surface as a result. Light can only travel in a straight line. A shadow is formed when something blocks light.
Connecting with our English text, “Moon Man,” the children used tin foil to create “moon men” which they stuck on coloured paper. They shone torches on the “moon men” to see how the shadows changed depending on from where they shone the torch.