Space man visit
On Wednesday 10th February a space man came to visit our class. His space ship had crashed in our field. He was very friendly and we were able to ask him questions. He read us a story all about space which was very interesting. We have really enjoyed our topic on space!
On Friday 15th January, Reception and Nursery children took part in a space workshop. It was very exciting and was on the same day as Tim Peake’s space walk. We are going to tweet Tim Peake and hopefully get a reply from space!
First we located the United Kingdom on the globe and talked about Earth.
Then we learned about the other planets in our solar system. We all held a planet and got into the correct position away from the sun.
We made our own paper rocket by rolling paper around a tube. We then stuck it with cello tape and removed the tube. We folded the rocket over at one side and stuck it down. Next we decorated our rocket with drawing of ourselves as an astronaut.
We launched our rockets on the launch pad after a count down from 5. We had to stamp on the bottle and the air inside the bottle travelled down the tube and blasted our rockets into the air!
Next, we tasted some space ice cream which was freeze dried. It has all of the water taken out of it and can last a lot longer without needing to be put in the freezer. This makes it suitable for astronauts to take to space.
Finally, we watched an experiment where air was removed from a container because there is no air in space. The space baby was given some brains made of shaving foam. When the air was removed all of the space baby’s brains came out of his ears, eyes, nose and mouth. Poor space baby! This taught us why it is so important that astronauts wear a special space suit in space!