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.
Today we received a letter from (coughcough) 'NASA' (cough cough) who were replying to our email. They said how impressed they were with our knowledge about the planet Mars. They sent us some astronaut training cards. Mrs Mulholland set up an astronaut training circuit for us in PE and we had to complete lots of different exercises to prove that we are fit enough to be astronauts in training. We were very tired after! We had to perform moon jumps, wall sits, bear and crab crawls, balancing acts and orbit balls around our bodies. We had so much fun, we want to do this every PE lesson.
Today we worked as a class to write an email to (coughcough) 'NASA' (cough cough).
In our email we told NASA some facts about the planet Mars that we have learnt and asked the astronauts some questions using question marks. We all contributed to the class email and when Mrs Mulholland had checked the email, she 'sent' it to Kevin Moon, who was in charge of astronaut training. We asked Kevin how do we become astronauts - fingers crossed we hear back soon!
Today we had SNOW! we went out for an 'early playtime' (because it was more interesting than our job) and ran around to catch the snowflakes - with our mouths. We were most upset when it stopped so thought it would be a good time to go back into class and get on with our work.
Today we learnt the names of the planets in our Solar System. We also learnt a mnemonic to help us know the order of the planets from the sun.
My Very Excited Mum Just Served Us Noodles...
Mercury... Venus... Earth... Mars... Jupiter... Saturn... Uranus... Neptune...