Zoom, zoom, zoom… we’re going to the Moon!

This week got off to a BLAST (off) as we read about Baby Bear’s trip to the moon for a picnic in the story Whatever Next. We learnt...

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This week got off to a BLAST (off) as we read about Baby Bear’s trip to the moon for a picnic in the story Whatever Next. We learnt some basic facts about the moon and the first ever moon landing in 1969. In our guided group learning we thought about how an alien might feel if they crashed their spaceship, we were so impressed by the levels of empathy that the children demonstrated! We were also wowed by the writing that each and every child wrote for our Writing Showcase- amazing work Acorns, Pumpkins and Sunflowers!

In Maths we have been deepening our learning about shapes by looking closely at 3D shapes and thinking about how they are different to each other. We have noticed 2D shapes in them, such as a cone has a point but also a flat circle face at the other end. In our playful learning we have been building rockets out of 3D shapes and going on shape walks to spot shapes in our school environment.

As for next week
Next week’s story: Aliens Love Underpants
Maths focus: addition and subtraction
Next week’s challenges: 
Orange (adult led guided group): use fine brush strokes to paint a detailed portrait of an alien.
Red: sewing alien underpants!
Green: experimenting which ingredients make the best alien slime.
Yellow: write a postcard from the aliens
Blue: make own 3D shapes out of play dough
Purple: participate in an activity that requires different movements and directions.