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Space Cam Toys

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Space Cam Toys

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Moon Phases

In science, children replicated the moon phases using Oreos!

Reading our stories to Year 1

Today, Year 5 read their completed stories to the Year 1's. The children in Year 1 loved hearing the older children's writing and were blown away by their use of ambitious vocabulary.

World Book Day 2022

Today, Year 5 were fully immersed in their DT projects. After spending time learning about the Maya civilisation, researching temples/pyramids and designing authentic looking models, we started to bring designs to life. The children worked sensibly with new tools and supported each other wonderfully.

This morning, Year 5 took part in a carousel of five short activities which introduced them to the Maya. In groups, they completed some ‘Maya Maths’ where they used sticks and rocks to represent numbers and complete sums following the Maya 20-based number system. The children also became ‘Web Detectives’ and scoured the web in search of information related to the Maya. Similarly, Children explored the glyphs used to represent ‘months’ in the Maya calendar (The jaab’), then chose a favourite to recreate using chalk. Children worked as a team to arrange pieces of information to create a Maya timeline, during this, children had to carefully consider the meanings of BC and AD. Finally, children discussed the location of the Maya civilisation and considered how they evolved across a number of Central American countries. Following this, they used computers and atlases to identify the different countries and settlements.

Reading our stories

This afternoon, we grabbed our English books and headed for the storytelling area. We had a fabulous time listening to each others warning stories.

Today, we took advantage of the sunshine and looked at how we could find evidence that the Earth orbits the sun.  We have looked at the Geocentric and Heliocentric Solar System and the children were able to understand how it could have been understood that the sun orbited the Earth.  We also had great fun teaching Year 1 about shadows.

Our second investigation this week involved us researching space suits.  The children were challenged with finding out the best material to make their space suits - a material that would provide the best insulation for the extreme temperatures on the moon. Somebody needs to let NASA know that newspaper is the best!

To kick off Science Week we took our learning to an egg-celent level.  Poor Egg-stronaut was stuck, travelling to Earth at over four-times the speed of sound and the reverse thrusters in his space capsule had stopped working.  We had to try and experiment with materials and solutions that would save Eggy from certain scramble -  as you can see, only some of the children were successful but its certain that all of the children really enjoyed this challenge.

Making Memories

We looked at how memories are kept alive today through celebrations.  To think about this we read a beautiful story about a lady who had started to forget things and a little boy helped he by bringing her things that reminded him of his favourite memories.