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Year 1 Blast off into Space

For Year 1 children the Spring Term began with an ‘out of this world’ space adventure experience day, as they zoomed off on their topic launch of ‘Our Place in Space’! The children were invited to arrive at school dressed as astronauts or aliens before receiving their trainee astronaut badge for the day.

They started their mission by jetting off into Space on a moon buggy, then space hopped their way through the twinkling stars, before zooming through a black hole space tunnel to arrive at the Chandlings Space Station HQ!

The children loved manning the control deck of the Space Station to ensure a smooth journey for all into Outer Space and there were many exciting conversations to be heard from the Space Rocket tent. They also enjoyed developing their artistic flair creating rockets and planets using coloured sand and scratch art. Lunch was a delicious feast of meaty, meatball meteorites served appropriately in foil containers. The children ended their special day with a bag of Space goodies to take home! 

During the course of the term the children will explore a variety of stories with a Space theme in English lessons. The children will develop an awareness of the past involving the history of Space Travel. They will explore the difficulties humans face when travelling to Space and learn about animals that have been to Space. The children will have opportunities for independent study to learn more about the life of a significant individual such as Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin or Dr. Valentina Tereshkova. The children will also learn about the planets and our place within the Solar System. 

"Space is a really exciting topic and with the constant launch of rockets into space it is also very current and relevant.  We always try to bring our topics to life and this immersive Space day starts off our topic with a blast for all our Year 1 children," said Miss Richardson and Miss Buckley the Year 1 teachers.

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