3,2,1 Blast Off!

Robins are launching into Space with their new topic this term.

On the first day we held a special WOW day. We made jet packs and control panels for our role play ‘Mission Control’, we baked star and moon biscuits, made a giant rocket for our classroom door and created a model of the solar system with papier mache planets.

The children were welcomed into the classroom as trainee astronauts and were given a series of missions. Thankfully, all the children graduated to Commanders and were awarded with certificates by Mr Wirth, for successfully completing their challenges


Outside, we have been drawing the solar system on the playground and guiding ‘Neil Armstrong’ to land the ‘Eagle’ on the moon, by using the correct positional language.

Other exciting activities so far this term have included, eating astronaut food, dressing like an astronaut and working as a team to produce a giant sewing of the solar system.

In our music lessons we have used the boomwhackers and the hand bells to perform Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Mr Wirth – he guessed the tune straight away!

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Finally, we have also had lots of fun learning about forces.  This helped us to understand how a rocket moves through the air.

During the afternoon, we had a rocket balloon race, we made paper mice fly in the air and we finished the afternoon by launching a water rocket. Watch the video to see how high it went.

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Robins have just found out that they have been chosen to take part in the European Space Agency’s Rocket Science experiment  We have been busy planting 200 rocket seeds.  In a few weeks it will be revealed whether the seeds in the red packet have been in space for 6 months or the seeds in the blue packet.  Meanwhile, we have lots of data to collect to send to ESA and Major Tim Peake! Look out for our photos in Rotherham Advertiser.

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