Spring 2 Moon Zoom!
Week Commencing 6th March 2023
This week, we read lots of non-fiction books all about space. We learned about planets, stars, astronauts and lots more. We learned how to read information and then use it to write factual sentences. We also thought about what questions we would ask an astronaut if we ever met one. In maths, we learned all about measuring using a ruler. We learned about centimetres and metres and how these are better to use to measure rather than non-standard units such as cubes or paper clips. In history, we learned all about the history of space and used timelines to plot out significant events. We also learned about famous astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Tim Peakes, Yuri Gagarin and Jose Hernandez. In geography, we learned all about different geographical features such as lakes, valleys, mountains etc. We used google Earth to explore these using a birds-eye view. In design and technology, we followed our designs to make our own moon buggies for an alien user to use on its planet.
Week Commencing 14th March 2022
This week, we read lots more non-fiction books all about space. We learned wrote some facts and thought about how to present our work in a non-chronological report. We then had a go at making our own space facts book as a class. In maths, we learned all about mass and how to use balance pans to compare objects to see which is heavier and which is lighter. In the afternoons, we celebrated science week by doing science every single day. We explored how to make an egg bounce using vinegar, we tested balloon rockets, we explored what material objects are made from and many more exciting things.
Miss Jennings reads Beegu
This week we started our new topic of Moon Zoom. In English, we read a book called ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. We thought about how Beegu would have felt and wrote some speech bubbles. We wrote some questions for Beegu as well. In maths, we worked on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We explored doing this forwards and backwards. In design and technology, we started our new project to make a moon buggy. We learned all about wheels, axles and chassis. We also explored how to make and use wheels, axles and chassis. In science, we explored some of the things that we found in the crash site. We explored material property words such as smooth, bendy etc.