We are very excited about our new topic ‘Moon Zoom’ this half term as we travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We will investigate an alien crash site, make missing posters to try and locate the aliens who have landed in our school! Where could they be? We will make models of the Solar System and design and make our own spaceships and space buggies.
Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. We will develop our creative skills by using clay to make models of aliens and compose space sounds using musical instruments. In addition to this, we will explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.
We also have an educational visit to The Centre For Life planned where we will be taking part in a ‘Destination Space workshop’ The children will be able to explore the materials needed to make a spacesuit and learn facts about space. It will be out of this world!
In PE we will be working with a specialist dance coach from the company ‘Happy Feet’ to help develop our co-ordination and creative skills. We can’t wait to get out boogie on and learn some fun routines!
In science, we will be embracing spring and planting our own sunflowers. We wonder who will grow the tallest one? The children will also be exploring The Discovery Museum to learn about scientific investigations and make things happen!
In RE we will be learning about Sikhism, where we will look closely at the naming celebration known as Naam Karan. We will welcome a special visitor from the Sikhism centre called Cloud who will give us a greater insight into the beliefs and life as a Sikh.