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Summer 2

Giants in SPACE

"Show me the money!"

This week we have been working out how to buy our provisions for our rescue mission on the Moon. The children have been learning to recognise coins and notes and working out how to count coins in the same way we count 2s, 5s and 10s. Once the children could name £5, £10 and £20, they used notes to buy all of our space equipment:

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Our theme of Space and the Moon Landing is continuing in Summer 2 as we need to rescue our friend Kipper who has been left on the moon by forgetful astronauts. The children have been researching, designing, drawing and writing through the holidays. The Learning logs were fabulous! The models that came back in week 1 were outstanding!

We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with:

We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 1
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 2
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 3
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 4
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 5
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 6
We had a hand-made solar system, an embroidered star map, one child made the Moon from papier mache and others designed and built Moon buggies that we could use to find Kipper with: 7

We treasure the work carried out over the holidays and celebrate by displaying it on our Learning Log display and our creative curriculum displays:

We treasure the work carried out over the holidays and celebrate by displaying it on our Learning Log display and our creative curriculum displays: 1
We treasure the work carried out over the holidays and celebrate by displaying it on our Learning Log display and our creative curriculum displays: 2

In computing we have been researching facts about space on the internet and learning how to change text and pictures on Word to make it more eye-catching:

In computing we have been researching facts about space on the internet and learning how to change text and pictures on Word to make it more eye-catching: 1
In computing we have been researching facts about space on the internet and learning how to change text and pictures on Word to make it more eye-catching: 2
In computing we have been researching facts about space on the internet and learning how to change text and pictures on Word to make it more eye-catching: 3

In Design and Technology we made Alien saucers and painted and decorated them. The children were learning about the materials we used and working out the best way to create a stable model that would hang without falling apart:

In Design and Technology we made Alien saucers and painted and decorated them. The children were learning about the materials we used and working out the best way to create a stable model that would hang without falling apart: 1
In Design and Technology we made Alien saucers and painted and decorated them. The children were learning about the materials we used and working out the best way to create a stable model that would hang without falling apart: 2
In Design and Technology we made Alien saucers and painted and decorated them. The children were learning about the materials we used and working out the best way to create a stable model that would hang without falling apart: 3
In Design and Technology we made Alien saucers and painted and decorated them. The children were learning about the materials we used and working out the best way to create a stable model that would hang without falling apart: 4

Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, we learned how to blend colours with pastels:

Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, we learned how to blend colours with pastels: 1
Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, we learned how to blend colours with pastels: 2

We are working very hard to rescue Kipper from the Moon...not only are we working hand-in-hand with the European Space Agency, but we are planning the trip by deciding what we need to take with us:

We are working very hard to rescue Kipper from the Moon...not only are we working hand-in-hand with the European Space Agency, but we are planning the trip by deciding what we need to take with us: 1
We are working very hard to rescue Kipper from the Moon...not only are we working hand-in-hand with the European Space Agency, but we are planning the trip by deciding what we need to take with us: 2
We are working very hard to rescue Kipper from the Moon...not only are we working hand-in-hand with the European Space Agency, but we are planning the trip by deciding what we need to take with us: 3
We are working very hard to rescue Kipper from the Moon...not only are we working hand-in-hand with the European Space Agency, but we are planning the trip by deciding what we need to take with us: 4

 

As part of our Space Topic, we have been exploring how robots are used to help astronauts in Space. We have been using Sheffield Uni's MakEY Robots box to explore algorithms and trying to find out why Robots can be useful and how we can control them.  We had 6 jobs to do. 

  • Design a robot
  • Use an iPad to control a virtual Beebot
  • Control a real life beebot
  • Use collaborative games to build a robot and move articulated robots
  • Controlling an Ozobot
  • Creating a trail for a robotmouse

 

We explored some of the robots being designed by Boston Dynamics.  The Giants can know control their robots when they get to space, and know how to make their robots useful.

Exploring Robots

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