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Moon Zoom!

CRASH! What’s that in the playground?

Let’s go outside and take a look.

 

Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash-landed! Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens.

 

During this topic, our Year 1 superstars will explore the universe of space travel, astronauts and all things rocket fuelled! We will learn about the history of space travel, study images from NASA and even build our own rocket ships. Children will have plenty of opportunities to explore space themed poems, stories and non-fiction texts, all of which will expand and deepen their knowledge of the intergalactic!

 

Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5 4 3 2 1… LIFT OFF!

 

 

 

What we are learning about...

An alien landing!

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On Friday, an alien space ship crash-landed into our school grounds!

The whole school heard a huge, loud noise and Year 1 rushed outside to investigate! 

We found the remains of an alien's spaceship, and discussed what we could see. 

Later that day, the lovely people from Jodrell bank came to clear up the remains, and check the area for any stray aliens.

Luckily, everything seems to be back to normal, but we cant wait to learn more about space on our Moon Zoom adventure! 

Out-of-this-world home learning...

As part of our Moon Zoom topic, children have been working hard in both Art and DT. In DT we have made our own solar system from papier mache and balloons. We also made junk model rocket ships, and they look amazing. Thank you to all parents for lots of wonderful junk donations throughout the topic!

Our super rocket ships!

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Our papier mache solar system...

Our papier mache solar system...  1 Team Mercury- making the smallest planet...
Our papier mache solar system...  2 Team Mars- lots of volcanoes on this one...
Our papier mache solar system...  3 Team Uranus!
Our papier mache solar system...  4 Team Jupiter, a planet made of gas!

In art, we explored the work of Peter Thorpe.

Thorpe has a passion for space travel, and so do we!

We studied his work and then created our own chalk images, using his style and colours for inspiration. 

Peter Thorpe inspired artwork

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In science, this half term, we have been exploring everyday materials... 

We have been testing properties of materials, and sorting objects according to their properties.

The images below show some examples of the activities that we have been doing within our science lessons...

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