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Term 2 - Stargazers

                                             

 

 

Our next topic that we are going to be exploring this term is called 'Stargazers'.

 

"Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.

Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?"

 

 

Throughout the term, we will be exploring space by learning the planets’ names, their order from the Sun and identifying their features, including their size.

 

We will be looking at various influential scientists, astronomers and astronauts and their impact on our understanding of Space as well as the importance of the Space Race. 

 

Make sure you keep an eye out for all of our amazing learning!


 

The first day of term 2 consisted of our WOW day. When we first came into school we put on our NASA space badges and designed our own Space person for our classroom door. We spent the day taking part in Astronaut training, which we passed with flying colours!

We have been learning all about the different planets in the Solar System. The children worked in groups and used the iPads to research their chosen planet through the NASA website.

On Wednesday, we enjoy going outside and taking part in outdoor learning. This week, we combined outdoor learning with Art. We went outside and created the solar system using natural resources and chalk, some of the children used tyres to represent different planets. We then went back into class and looked at the skills “tone,shading and texture” using oil pastels to create a representation of our solar system.

Solar System Art

In English we wrote letters to astronauts and found out what life is like for an astronaut on the International Space Station.

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