So we’ve been planning our new topic ‘Space’. We have thought of things we want to learn about and planned our role play, which you may have notice has been under construction this week. We are having a space station inside and rocket and space area outside.
We have also been planning our questions that we want answering: What is in space? What are the other planets like? Why do we have stars? How long does it take to get to Mars? Those are only a few of our questions.
Miss Irwin has planned a trip on the 9th of February to Jodrell Bank which includes two workshops to help us learn more about space and astronauts. Letters will be coming home soon. We will need help with transport that day.
As part of our topic we want to go to the Moon. As we learnt this week it takes 3 days to get to the moon and that we’d also need a very expensive rocket (which we don’t think we can afford on our school budget!) we think we might not be able to get there! So we have planned to have a day when we pretend to go to the Moon instead, it’s going to be called ‘Space Day’. On that day we are allowed to come dressed as Astronauts. We were thinking black/white or silver clothes, some of us have said we already have Astronaut costumes which would be OK to wear if we have them. Please can you help us to think of our costumes in advance. Space Day will be on 16th February (last day of term).
Some of our learning this term will include designing and building. We will be making helmets, telescopes, rockets, jet packs and night skies. All of which we need to ask you to help us with.
- medium sized cardboard boxes.
- Lots of large 1l and 2l plastic bottles. ( we need 2 each).
- Toilet rolls.
- 1x glass jar per child.
- Any large boxes.
When it comes to days when we will be making these things we might need extra helpers to come into class, so Miss Irwin will put a post on the blog to ask if your free.
If you have anything at home that you think might help with our topic please let us bring it into school. 😀