It was finally time to carry out our rescue mission! First we needed space helmets as the children's risk assessment highlighted the lack of oxygen as our biggest concern:
We did it! Kipper is Back on Earth! It was a dangerous journey but our careful planning kept us safe. The astronauts crawled through the access tunnel into the cockpit. We took off... it was a bumpy and fierce but then we arrived safely on the moon. The film demonstrates how we had to walk on the moon. What is that in the distance? It was Kipper!! Back into the spacecraft and a very bumpy landing back onto Terra Firma. See our incredible adventure here (We are available if Lucasfilm wants our special effect skills).
It's that time of year again...Sports day! Thanks to the amazing organisational skills of Miss Baron and a lot of hard work from the KS1/EY team, it went smoothly. Everyone had a great time and we were able to celebrate our athletically skilled children.
The Moorland Discovery Centre near Sheffield is a lifelong learning centre, aimed at encouraging groups of all ages to experience the wonderful moorland of the Peak District National Park.
The centre is set in the grounds of the National Trust's Longshaw Estate surrounded by some of the most spectacular areas of the Peak District National Park. The estate is made up of large areas of moorland, woodland and farmland. The centre delivers high quality curriculum based environmental education as well as family and community events.
Unfortunately we forgot to order the sunshine and the heavens opened for most of the day. However, the children were amazing and didn't grumble once about the wet conditions! One child told me as we were walking back to the centre "I've had a great time today. I think I'd like to come back...maybe when it isn't raining..."
Wonderful Walkley children!
Giants in SPACE
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:
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.
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.