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Year B Spring 1 - Moon Zoom

CRASH! What's that on the playground? Let's go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone - it looks like a UFO has crash-landed! Would you like to be an astronaut? You'll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start off small by making an air-propelled rocket...WHOOSH! How far can you make it travel? Find out the names of the planets. Are you ready to take off Year 1? Hold tight...5-4-3-2-1...BLAST OFF!!!


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We started our topic off with a visit from the mobile planetarium - the visitors were impressed with our enthusiasm and space knowledge.

What amazing homework models the children have brought in to school!



Wow the whole solar system James!



Well done Jack your model is amazing!



We read the story 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. We sequenced the story using the pictures and then retold it on our own words. 

This was our favourite story of all...we loved it because we had previously read 'Lost and Found' by the same author and were so pleased to see the boy and the penguin reunited again. We retold the story and tried hard to include adjectives to make our writing more interesting!

As part of our DT lessons we designed and made our own space buggies. We looked at different types of vehicles and labelled their main parts - axis, chassis and wheels and thought about the materials we might use for our own. We think they are so good that maybe NASA might want to sign us up to be 'Moon buggy engineers!'

What a fantastic rocket Harry!


In our history lessons we have found out about the space race. We watched a video about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon in 1969 and wrote our own newspaper reports.

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We loved the story 'Bob on the Moon' by Simon Bartram and wrote a recount of Bob's day on the moon using time connectives.



We thought this book was funny! We decided to write a set of instructions for 'How to catch an alien'just incase any were lurking around our school.