Spring 2 2019 – Year 1

Our Planet and Beyond

The children have been really interested in our topic so far. We have learnt about the ‘Race into Space’ and enjoyed finding out about Albert the monkey, Laika the dog, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova and Neil Armstrong. We also looked at moon buggies and the children were able to design and make their own as part of their Design and Technology learning.

The children have also learnt about the artist Jackson Pollock and had a go at creating some galaxy pictures in the splatter painting style – this was great fun!

We all had a go at making our own rockets that would shoot into the air too. We used a plastic canister and filled it with water before dropping an effervescent tablet into the water and putting the lid tightly on. We then stood back and waited for the results.

In Science, we have learnt about materials and the children went on a materials hunt around school. They were also able to describe different materials and went on to investigate the different properties of these.