In English we have continued reading the class text: “Look Up” by Nathan Bryon. Rocket, the main character, is desperate to follow in the footsteps of her heroine, Mae Jemison – the first black woman to travel into space. Since Rocket is preparing to fulfil her ambition to be an astronaut by defying gravity, capturing rare and exotic life forms and building a ship to the stars, the children were asked what their aspirations might be. They then wrote a letter to Mae, explaining what they would like to be when they grow up. They also posed her questions to found out about her special life.
In our topic lesson, we watched the launch of Apollo 11 and the children are now feeling very excited about making their own rockets next week!