Year 5 and 6 have travelled past Earth as we know it and entered the the system beyond our own planet at Liverpool Spaceport. On arrival, the children launched their explorations with a space shuttle simulator travelling through space, nearly colliding with falling asteroids.
They then entered the Spacedome and explored the theory of life and and the potential of there being microbes on Mars.
After lunch the children were given the opportunity to lead their learning as they tackled the numerous exhibitions on show.
Before leaving we couldn’t resist the chance to view some of the Star Wars memorabilia. The children were impeccably behaved and thoroughly enjoyed their day.
An Awesome Action Packed Start!
Since the new Year 5 and 6 children touched down in The Americas, they have been struck with an array of exciting, stimulating, memorable and fun learning experiences.
We began our Anglo Saxon topic by invading each other’s classrooms ( we called them settlements) stealing whatever we could. We discussed how this would actually have felt to either be an ‘invader’ or ‘invaded’. The children poignantly discussed the emotions connected to loosing a home and possessions.
After time travelling back back to the modern world we started our Earth and Space topic outside on the school field. Once we knew the order of the planets in our solar system we explored the size and distance of them using fruit and spices.
On Friday we jetted to Africa and were enthralled and entertained by the Zulu dancers who visited our school.