Mrs Taylor, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Rogers and Mrs Davison are back and raring to get started on our new topic
Esio Trot is our first Literacy focus where Mr Hoppy conjurs a plan to win the love of Mrs Silver. We shall follow this with elements of Harry Potter and create muggle-friendly potions within Science.
Wands at the ready... we are about to cast some learning spells!
A Milky Way of Metaphors
We have been exploring figurative language in Literacy this week and we have created metaphor poems linked to our Space topic.
Here are some of our ideas below.
Can you create any metaphors over half term to add to our collection linked to Halloween or your holiday antics?
The Moon is a bead on Earth's necklace, sliding along on its string. Megan
The stars are shiny, silver beads embroidered on a silky, black quilt.
Saturn's rings are a running track for alien Olympians.
Saturn's rings are a baby's swim float keeping him up.
The stars are shimmering lantern bugs guiding your way through the darkness.
Upcoming Space Launches
Take a peek at what is going up, up and away...
Date: September 22, 2017
Space Agency: Roscosmos
Description: Glonass-M launch
Date: October 13, 2017
Space Agency: ESA
Description: Sentinel-5 Precursor – also known as Sentinel-5P – is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere. The satellite carries the state-of-the-art Tropomi instrument to map a multitude of trace gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols – all of which affect the air we breathe and therefore our health, and our climate. (ESA blog)
Find out more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus
Date: November 10, 2017
Space Agency: NASA
Description: Orbital ATK's eighth contracted commercial resupply services mission, launching aboard an Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, will deliver several tons of cargo including crew supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.
Date: November 10, 2017 - 4:47 a.m. Eastern
Description: NOAA's JPSS-1 satellite will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NOAA partnered with NASA to implement the JPSS series of U.S. civilian polar-orbiting environmental remote sensing satellites and sensors.