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Summer 2

Moon Rescue!

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:

Mission to the Moon

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). 

Fun In The Sun!!

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.

Ready for action!

Mr Selwood's warm up Cha Cha Slide!

First we were on the tennis balance games.

Next was the beanbag target game.

Time to stop for water and shade.

Our last game in the morning was the obstacle course.

In the afternoon it was all about speed. We could shelter in the shade ready for the races.

The afternoon warm-up was courtesy of Dazzle Dance Amy!

Serious race pace...on foot, with egg and spoons, with bean bags. What a fab day!

Fun in the rain!!

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!laugh

Phew! What a busy day!

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:

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

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 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:

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

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:


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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