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Mrs Lewis



Miss Freeman


This half term’s topic is entitled, "Space…the final frontier?" The children have made a super start to the school year, designing a theme park on another planet, which links their skills in maths, science and literacy.

STEM ambassadors kindly visited our year group before the summer holidays to show us a model of the solar system called an orrery, and they will be returning soon to lead us in a day of scientific observation and learning. We will be using solar scopes, and finding out about the scale of different planets.

In literacy children will be writing a recount of their Lego person’s visit to their space theme parks. Later in the half term they will writing a piece of work based on the film ET – Extra Terrestrial, and a second piece of work based on the crew of the Apollo 13 space shuttle.

Children are also learning about the online artist named El Gato Gomez, and will create a space- themed topic book front cover based on her style. Also linking with the space topic is our dance unit in PE, involving a robotic dance to a track by Daft Punk.

With the focus on science this term we will be learning all about Space and Earth and its place in our Solar System. In maths we have been consolidating our knowledge of number and place value whilst simultaneously working hard on our times tables three times a week with ‘Times Tables Rockstars’.

Finally, our class reader, ‘George’s Secret Key to the Universe’, written by Stephen Hawking, is teaching us lots about space.

Children having fun playing one one of the many activities at the Science Museum
Children enjoying the a demonstration of dog handling at Benacre
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