This week we have started our new 'Space' topic. In Literacy, we have used non-fiction books to read facts about space and our solar system and have carried on last week's poetry theme by writing poems about looking through a telescope. We have also been writing glossaries and practised spelling space words which are going to be very useful during this topic.
We have also started to learn the names and order of the planets in our solar system. To end the week, we learnt about stars and created pictures of constellations found in the Milky Way galaxy.
Next week will be astronaut training week. Watch this space to see if 1B has what it takes to become the next Tim Peake!
This week was astronaut training week. We learnt all about launching a rocket into space and heardlots of new words associated with rockets and launching a rocket, such as rocket boosters, fuel tanks and flight deck. In Literacy, we used a countdown for a shuttle launch as a basis for writing our own space poems. We also wrote sets of instructions for an astronaut about how to launch a rocket into space.
We used our knowledge about rockets to build a rocket from paper and cardboard. We were set the challenge of working as part of a team to create a model without being given any instructions! We had to work closely with our team to talk about our ideas before starting our models. It was very tricky making sure that everyone knew what they were doing and making sure everyone had a job to do!
Our week finished with some exercises in the hall to make sure we were fit enough to pass our astronaut training. We practised putting on our space suits, swinging across craters, collecting moon rocks, star jumps and moon walking! Everyone passed their training with flying colours. Well done 1B!