This week in year 5 we have been continuing our topic ‘Destination Space’. The children received a mysterious NASA space package including: photographs, a book from Chris Hadfield (astronaut), rocks from the Moon and a cast of the footprint from the Moon’s surface. The children were delighted to read his letter and we will be replying to him soon. We have also been learning about the size of the Earth, Sun and Moon in relation to each other. We found that the Moon (which is the smallest) has a diameter of 3,474 km. The children were unsure how big this was so we took the trundle wheels outside to measure how far 1 km was. We gave up after 300 meters as we realised it was going to take far too long.

The children also had an opportunity this week to make poppies for remembrance Sunday. Each child made their very own poppy and added it to our school display to commemorate the 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Congratulations to:

George for winning the head teacher’s award for 100% effort in English.

Ethan for winning the class core value vote for respectful.


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