The Seals News

Problem Solving

Today we played these games.... Be warned, they are a bit addictive!

Santa adding game

Stacking presents onto Santa's sleigh

Getting sugar into cups

Shooting baubles

Making powerpoints

We worked in groups to make powerpoints. We had to learn how to insert text and photos.


Rockets powerpoint

Tim Peake powerpoint

Space powerpoint



One of the questions we had was "are aliens real?". We watched this to see if it could tell us:

BBC Newsround clip

We found out that scientists don't know, although they know that there must be water for aliens to survive.

We did some philosophy about aliens and came up with the following questions:

  • Is there a Santa alien?

Do aliens celebrate?

Do aliens have horns?

Is there a God alien?

Do aliens build UFOs?

Did aliens start life?

What are aliens made out of?

Are aliens spies?

Do aliens poo and wee?

Where do they live?

What do aliens do?

Do you hear aliens?

How long have scientists been searching for them?

What colour are aliens?

Do they have technology?

Do aliens exist?

We talked about some of these ideas, and we all gave good reasons for our thoughts. Then we all did some work about aliens in our space topic books.

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!

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