World Space Week
This week (4-10th October 2018) is World Space Week which is the largest public space event on Earth. Around 3,700 events will be taking place in over 80 countries, celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration 2017. This years theme is 'Space Unites the World'.
See how you can get involved on Twitter using the twitter handle @WorldSpaceWeek or by visiting the website at www.worldspaceweek.org
Earth & Space in Year 5
As Year 5's current topic is Earth and Space, Miss Taylor set them a challenge to find out what they really knew! They were given a selection of balls that represented different planets and were tasked with not only naming them but choosing the correct size planet and thinking about where it was placed in relation to the sun. It was tricky but they had good fun having a go and working as a team.
Afterwards, they then created an entire solar system that could fit into their pockets! They weren't sure it was possible to begin with but it really helped them to understand how far away each planet was not only from the sun but also from each other. They also learnt a mnemonic to help them remember the order of the planets - it goes 'My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming (Planets)'.
Each half-term our Science Question will change, depending on what topic the children are learning. This overarching question then feeds into what the children want to find out. For example, in Year 2, their current question is 'Why don't pandas live in the city?' and the children then came up with things they wanted to find out such as 'How are living things made?' (Josephine Y2) and 'How do animals survive?' (Mason Y2). These are displayed in each child's classroom and are updated with work as the children find out more. If you want to find out more about your child's current Science question, please visit their class page where all the current questions are displayed!