The children have worked very hard this half term and we have been so pleased with how well they have settled back in to learning in the classroom. They have worked independently in English and maths and are showing us how much progress they have made over this term of learning from home.
This half term we started our new topic ‘Our Planet and Beyond’. We began by learning about significant people in the space race. We learnt how animals were first sent into space followed by people and how Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon and the children placed these events on a timeline showing the order in which they happened. We looked at how scientists use moon buggies to go to space and find out lots of information about the moon. Then we had a go at designing and making our own moon buggies!
In science, we looked at materials and their properties and linked this to our topic by designing a space suit and choosing materials for their specific properties. We thought about whether a material was waterproof, flexible or kept us warm and discussed how this would affect the way in which the space suit would work. The children had fun thinking about what it would be like if chairs were flexible rather than rigid and how they would wear clothes if they were rigid.