We were outside with our pinhole camera paper plates this morning to try and see the eclipse as it happened. Once we had worked out how to use the plates and line up the pinhole, we were soon able to view the moon moving across the sun.
It didn't go as dark as we expected, but we noticed that the birds stopped singing as it got darker, and we were able to see the shape of the sun change using the pinhole projections.
Once the birds started singing again we went inside an enjoyed a day filled with Solar Eclipse themed activities. KS2 even considered what would have happened if the eclipse had got 'stuck' and the sun hadn't reappeared!