3, 2, 1… blast off! 🚀 ☀️ 🌑 🌏 ☄️

Today we visited the Space Centre as we are really enjoying learning about space!

We visited the planetarium where we watched a show called ‘Night and Day’. We learned about how the moon orbits the earth in 28 days, and the earth orbits the sun in 365 days! We loved sitting back on the chairs, watching the show all around us and answering questions about space facts 😃

We then had our lunch together on the ‘blue rocket’ tables 🚀!

After lunch we went around the different exhibits where we found out about galaxies, planets and the solar system. We watched some different shows and there were lots of activities to do. We wore astronaut suits, rocket costumes and even went inside a space station and a spacecraft! We watched a video all about Tim Peake and how he travelled to space too.

After exploring the exhibits, we then went upstairs to see a real rocket! We went up the rocket tower lift to the top of the rocket – it was 42 metres high!! We had a good look at the rocket before having a turn at being an astronaut pretending to blast off into space in our own rocket. We were able to see each other in the rocket from another room and could talk to each other! We also watched a bit of the first ever science fiction film about space! 🎥

As we came back downstairs, we had a go at launching a rocket with different power. Watch how fast it reaches the top!

We all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed being on our trip today. Well done to everybody!

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Our peas!

On Friday we enjoyed eating our peas that we planted in the spring. We were so excited that they had grown and loved eating them – yum!

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Out of this World! 🚀

We have returned to school and launched ourselves straight into our new topic!

We already know some amazing facts about space – Logan knows that sometimes stars look like they’re making pictures (constellations), Bertie knows that there is no gravity on the moon and we all know that the only planet with life is Earth! We are really looking forward to learning more about outer space, and especially going on our trip to the Space Centre in a few weeks 😃

In choosing time this week, we have particularly enjoyed using our new space station role play area and making fruity potions outside in the water tray. Look at our super learning!

In Maths we have been practicing our addition and subtraction skills, and have even been adding money! We are so good at putting the first number in our heads and counting on or back using our fingers. Some of us are beginning to count an amount of objects by counting in twos up to 20 🔢

Finally this week, we want to show you our amazing artwork. We created our own spaceships with aliens inside! We thought carefully about how we wanted them to look and used different drawing materials, foil and googly eyes to decorate them. How amazing do they look?

What an exciting start to our new topic, have a listen to the Solar System song at home – how many facts can you remember afterwards?

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Dinosaur landscapes 🦕

To finish off our Jurassic Journey topic, we created dinosaur collage pictures using photos of different dinosaur habitats, sand and grass. We worked so hard and were really proud of our pictures! 😃

We have loved learning about so many different dinosaurs this half term!

We are already excited to learn about space and visit the space centre as our new topic is ‘Out of this World!’ 🌍☄️⭐️🚀

Have a brilliant week off Goat class!

Mrs Withers

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We made fossils!

After exploring fossils last week, we were really excited to create our own this week. We learned all about fossils and then used lots of different tools to make our own. What do you think?

We have loved making split pin dinosaurs in choosing time this week, practising cutting, using a hole punch and attaching body parts together to make our dinosaurs move!

We spent lots of time outside this week – it was so sunny and warm! Today we had a great time using scissors to cut the grass, helping to look after our outdoor area 😄

What a great week – I hope the sun keeps shining for outdoor learning next week!

Mrs Withers

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Fossils!

This week we have been exploring dinosaur fossils. We have been using a range of tools to chip away at the fossils and discover hidden dinosaurs!

We have also been investigating how to free dinosaurs from ice!

In Maths this week, we have been learning how to measure time. We have used sand timers and stopwatches. We have also been talking about different times of the day and the things we do in the morning, afternoon and night. We have been working on sequencing events from our day!

Finally this week as part of our topic sessions, we have been learning about the past and present. We looked at pictures of old and modern televisions, phones and even Nottingham. We talked about how things have changed and how we know if something is from the past or present.

What a lovely week we have had!

Mrs Withers

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Oh no!! Missing egg! 🦖

After lunchtime today, we discovered our dinosaur egg had gone missing – oh no!!

We talked about what could have happened to it – someone could have taken it, or the dinosaur could have come back for it.

We decided to make a poster for our missing egg and then put it in the library for everyone to see. Billy suggested we make copies of it and give them to all the teachers too!

We hope our egg is somewhere safe…

We have been busy with lots of dinosaur activities this week – creating dinosaur eggs using playdough, writing facts that we know about dinosaurs, moving like different dinosaurs in PE and even having a go at using the iPads to draw pictures of dinosaurs! Don’t they look brilliant?

We have also each been looking after our own dinosaurs! We first put an egg into water, and then saw the dinosaurs hatching and growing. We think they might grow even bigger over the weekend!

What an exciting week for Goat class, I hope you all enjoy your long weekend!

Mrs Withers

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