Year 2 Newsletter
11th October 2013
What a fantastic trip we had at Space Expo on Wednesday! The children behaved beautifully and their excitement about learning and finding out new things was evident all morning. We were able to see ourselves jumping on the moon and experienced a sense of weightlessness when jumping. Using the Gravity Mirror, we saw ourselves floating in mid-air, though this proved more challenging than it looked! We also went on a flight simulator and experienced some of the sounds, movements and vibrations that astronauts might feel during take-off, flight and landing. One of the highlights of the trip was watching the rocket launch at 11.30. The children counted down with excitement, then watched the rocket 'launch' whilst the room filled with 'smoke'!
Eating our snack just before going in to Space Expo!
Looking at objects and artefacts and finding out answers to our questions.
Using our new-found knowledge to complete our Space Challenges!
Learning new facts by having a go and experimenting with new things.
Having the opportunity to experience a simulated space flight with movements and sounds similar to those experienced by astronauts.
Drawing what we have seen.
What have we been learning about?
In literacy we have continued the moon landing theme and drawn a storyboard of the events leading up to the moon landing, ready to write a newspaper article based on the facts.
In maths this week, we have been working with different ways of making 10, including finding out how many more to the next tens barrier e.g. 36 + 4 = 40
On Thursday, we had a DT focussed day and made a start on our moon buggies, which we will continue to make next week. The children first designed their buggies on paper and learnt how to incorporate a wheel and axle into their designs.
The weather is getting colder so please ensure your child has a coat and jumper in school each day.