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Space Models

Our homework this term was to make a model related to Space. We have started bringing them to school. Aren't they fantastic!

Well done everybody (and to the parents who helped at home) - they are fantastic!

 

Phases of the Moon

We have been learning why the Moon looks different at night. We watched this video

We used Jaffa cakes to help us remember the phases...

 

Making Space Buggies

One of the things we wanted to do as part of the Space topic was make Space Buggies using Knex. Miss Clements has given us the challenge of working in groups to design and create a buggy. Here we are working on them.

We will post more photos (and maybe videos) when they are finished. We also have to evaluate against the Success Criteria  - did we create a space buggy and did we work well as a team?

Here are the finished buggies:

 

 

 

 

Painting the moon.

In art P1-P3 have been making their own textured paint to create textured moon pictures. They also flicked paint and added glitter to create a space look. 

Here they are being made.‚Äč

Here are the finished moon pictures.

 


 

Space songs!

We found some cool space songs - here is one of them!

 

Space Food

We wanted to try Space Food. We tried strawberries and ice cream - some of us liked them and some didn't!

Exploring Black Holes...

One of the things we wanted to find out about was Black Holes. In Philosophy we chose to talk about them. We had two questions - how are Black Holes made? What happens if you go through a Black Hole?

We researched on the internet to see if we could find the answers to the questions. We used this website to find out, and we found out that Black Holes are made when a star implodes. We also found out that nothing can escape a Black Hole, so no one knows what happens if you go through a Black Hole so we talked about this in Philosophy.

We used the model Black Hole that Ian made for us to help us explain our ideas, and we had some very interesting ones - ranging from Black Holes creating new stars to allowing time travel. What do you think?

We also learned that scientists are watching a gas cloud travelling towards a Black Hole at the moment, and this is very exciting as no-one has ever seen this before. We will be adults before it goes into the Black Hole!

Making up our own planets

We have been looking at Science Fiction stories with Mrs Bews, and we have been looking at settings. We made up our own planets and had to describe them. Then we typed them up, made a title using different fonts and mounted our work ourselves. Don't they look great!

Rockets!

We have been finding out about rockets.

We did an experiment to find out how rockets can escape Earth's gravity. We had to work in groups to throw a shuttlecock as high as we could, then we talked about why some people could throw higher than others. Then we talked about how our ideas might apply to rockets.

We learned that rockets can escape gravity because the fuel makes the gas burn really hot and expand so it forces the rocket up. We wanted to have a go at making our own rockets with coke and mentos. It didn't quite go to plan as Miss Clements couldn't get the mentos in quickly enough... We will have another go soon!

 

 

Outdoor Learning

We have been having fun learning outside. We were trying to make a dam. We have learned that we should put on our waterproofs as well as wellies next time!

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