This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System.
Help your child prepare for their project
There’s so much to learn about space! Why not stay up late and look at the stars? A stargazing app could help you identify well-known constellations. You could also visit the local library and find some exciting space stories and information books to share. Alternatively, create extraordinary aliens using modelling clay or a drawing app.
Week 1 -
This week (our first week back after Christmas), we have already learnt so much!
We have explored the planets in our solar system and learnt a funny mnemonic to help us remember the order of the planets:
M - My
E - Excited
M - Mum
J - Just
U - Us
N - Noodles
Also in computing this week, we logged onto Numbots and completed a number of levelled challenges. We all enjoyed it so much that we have asked if we can play it in every computing session. Mrs Mulholland said she will try and squeeze it in when she can (fingers crossed).
Week 2 -
In maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. We know that when the minute hand (long hand) is on the 12 this is an o'clock time and when it is on the 6 (half way around) this is a half past time. We also know that the little hand points to the hour. We have enjoyed playing games online and looking at the real clock in the classroom to tell when it is play time or lunch time. Here is the link to the game we have been playing. We have been trying to knock people off the leader board!!
Week 3 -
Week 4 -
This week we have been making papier-Mache planets. We enjoyed prepping the paper ourselves and then smothering it all over the balloon! We made lots of mess but we were very good at tidying up and hiding the fact we had made the mess in the first place. Once they dried we then covered the newspaper balloons with kitchen roll to add texture to our planet and preparing them ready for painting next week. We are all very excited!