​‘One small step’ for Year 2 pupils

Just a few months after the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, our Year 2 pupils have taken their own small steps towards becoming astronauts.

As an exciting introduction to ‘Space’, their topic for the term, the children enjoyed a fabulous astronaut training day. We checked their fitness was up to scratch by testing the important skills of balancing on one leg, walking on a blow-up mattress and moon jumping. Perhaps the most important skill to get right for all budding space travelers, though, was their all-important space flying positions!

 

After all that activity, our astronauts had worked up an appetite. In keeping with the theme, they learnt about space food before sampling space ice cream and freeze-dried raspberries. Using what they had found out, they then turned their hands to designing a space-specific meal before creating their own mini astronauts for a class display.

It was a fascinating and fun way to help the children understand the fundamental differences between walking on Earth and travelling through space to other planets or even other galaxies.

14 January 2020

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