Our local area has been our whole school focus this week and we have been amazed by how much our locality has changed through time.
We kick-started our week with a 'Hey Day' dress up day to consider what Morecambe was like in its prime during the 1960s.
We looked fabulous!
Wednesday brought a trip to the Promenade through Happy Mount Park, where we sketched and considered the importance and features of some of our lcoal landmarks such as the Venus and Child statue, the Clocktower and the Peninsulas of the Lakes.
A picnic lunch was enjoyed and we managed to keep it all for ourselves, safe from the lurking gulls who were desperate for a hula hoop or two!
A HUGE THANK YOU to the gentleman in the park who gave us all a complementary train ride - we LOVED whooping our way around the choo choo track!!
On Friday, we worked collaboratively with other KS2 classes to consider how we should regenerate the area to bring it back into the spotlight and make it a fun and thriving place once more. We have come up with some super ideas... who knows where they will lead?
We enjoyed finding out about the life cycles of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects. We then presented our projects to each other.
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.