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Westglade Primary School

Westglade Primary School

Grow, discover & blossom

School Values

  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Honesty


Below you will find reading activities for each day. It is up to you how and when you complete them, and don't feel like you have to print anything out.


1. Read through the text and identify any vocabulary you don't understand. 

2. Find a definition for the words you have noted down. 

3. Use the words in a sentence - making sure you have used them correctly. 


Orbit - the path an object takes in space when it goes around a star, planet, or a moon. 

The Earth orbits the Sun. 

4. What gases is the Sun mainly made from?

5. How long does it take energy to reach Earth from the Sun?



Read through 'The Sun'.

1. In the final paragraph, the author uses the word 'unimaginable'. Why have they used this word?

2. What type of star is the Sun now?

3. List the different layers of the Sun from the centre to the outside.

4. What keeps our solar system of planets orbiting the Sun?



Read through 'The Sun'.

1. Solar means 'relating to the Sun'. Think of two (or more) examples where we use the word 'solar'.

2. Will the Sun last forever? If not, why not?

3. In the final paragraph, it says that Earth will become 'a bit like a greenhouse'. A greenhouse is warm and moist inside because of the glass that lets heat and light in and keeps it in. Our Earth is not surrounded by glass, so what will let the heat and light in and keep it in?

4. Look at the final line - where do you think humans will be by then?



Create your own fact file for the Sun. 



Complete the next text in your reading comprehension booklet.