Finally, they had the chance to explore the exhibits on offer in the Space and Sound sections of the centre – we learnt so much, and even got the chance to step inside a real astronaut suit! The trip brought all of our learning in school to life, and the centre staff and teachers were so impressed by the knowledge the children demonstrated about planets, rockets and space. The children’s behaviour was exemplary – what a terrific day was had by all! Thank you again to our wonderful parent helpers who made the trip run so smoothly, we do appreciate it.

Back at school, our little scientists were totally immersed in their investigation this week; testing three different materials for their insulating properties.  The children worked in mini teams, and predicted which material would keep the ice cube coldest.  We look forward to drawing our conclusions next week.

In English we have been enjoying the book The Darkest Dark about real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield. We were surprised to find that as a child he was scared of the dark but overcame his fear because he was so desperate to be an astronaut! What an inspiring story! We are continuing to improve our writing by using conjunctions, adjectives and alliteration.

In maths our fractions learning has continued and we have investigated quarters this week – in relation to shapes and quantities. The children were able to find a quarter of a quantity through their understanding of how to share a set of objects equally. We know that one quarter refers to one of the four equal groups. We were fascinated to see the link between finding half of an amount and half again to find a quarter.

Have a wonderful weekend.