CRASH! What's that in the playground? Over the Christmas holidays, something has crashed in the playground. It looks like a UFO has crash landed!
This term, we will begin by investigating the crash site to find out who might have landed. We will then move onto finding out more about the moon, space and the astronauts who help us to learn more about it.
In Maths this week we have continued to learn about multiplication, focusing on our 2 and 3 times table. We have been learning about how we can find the answer to a multiplication question by counting in 2s or 3s. For example:
In our topic lessons this week, we have focused on astronauts, in particular thinking about how they need to look after their bodies to make use that they are fit and healthy. In our Science lesson, we thought about the importance of exercise to keep our bodies healthy; we used an app on the iPads to measure our heart rate in beats per minute. We compared our heart rates before and after exercise and considered how our bodies felt and why this is good for us. We also completed an Astronaut Workout in PE! We have also started to learn about the very first man to land on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
Our topic has made a very exciting start after the discovery of what appears to be a UFO crash site on the school field.
On Monday morning, the children investigated the crash site and have made notes about what they found found. Naturally, this lead to lots of questions that we wanted to find out the answer to. After watching CCTV footage, we noticed that there has been a U.F.O. flying above the school and even an alien walking around the outside of the school building! As a class, we interviewed Mr Matthews who confirmed that he had seen a U.F.O. blasting off away from the school as he arrived on Monday morning!
As the week has continued, we have used iPads to take photographs on the crash site and have started to compose emails to NASA to ask them for help to find out more.
We have started to learn about multiplication and division.
We have understand that multiplication is "groups of":
We have also learnt that division is "sharing":