Where are we in our solar system?
This half term, we will be exploring our great solar system and where we fit into it. We will learn the names of the planets, including their order, shapes & sizes. We will consider how music can represent the planets and we will explore the work of the great classical composer, Gustav Holst. In Art, we will use paper mache to create the planets and we will use our colour mixing skills to paint the planets appropriate colours. In Science, we will explore the cycle of day & night and how our planets orbit around the sun. We will also take part in an investigation to see how moon craters are formed and which meteorites create the biggest crater. In History, we will explore the life of Neil Armstrong and consider his achievements within the space industry.
To prepare for our great work, we will follow a recipe to create moon rock cakes in a safe and hygienic way. We cannot wait to try them! Please look out for details of our great work at the end of the half term.
Have a go at making some of these space-themed crafts at home! Remember to take photos!
Highlight of the Week - 09.03.2020
This week, we have learnt how to use papier mache to create our own Solar System! We used newspaper & glue paste to cover balloons and worked in teams to mix paints to create appropriate shades for our planets. Take a look at our finished products!
Highlight of the Week - 02.03.2020
This week, our highlight was definitely WORLD BOOK DAY! Hedgehogs enjoyed listening to & exploring the story of 'The Day the Crayons Quit' and Squirrels enjoyed listening to & exploring the story of 'The Jungle Book'.
In Hedgehogs, we were shocked to see that all of our coloured pencils were missing on Thursday morning! We hunted around the classroom to see if we could find them when we came across a bundle of letters! It turns out that our pencils had quit so we knew that we had to do something!
We explored the emotions of our pencils, thinking about how each one felt, and we then worked in pairs to write persuasive letters back to them. We were very relieved to receive a letter back after lunch and we followed the pencils' clues, using directional language such as 'clockwise' and 'quarter turn', eventually finding our pencils in a bucket under a picnic bench. PHEW!
Highlight of the Week - 24.02.2020
We were very surprised but excited to see that overnight on Monday, we had a visitor from outer space at Farnborough Grange! The children found lots of clues linking to the creature’s landing and are busy investigating what it could be! Check back for more news updates!