Year 5 highlights

On the 9th & 10th December, Year 5 took part in SPACE CAMP to see if they have what it takes to be a Young Astronaut! Throughout the two days, they took part in a range of activities to test various skills and characteristics, ranging from dexterity to memory and physical skills.

Among other things, they had to design a landing vehicle for an “Eggnaut” which was returning from Mars, take part in rigorous physical challenges and design and test their own stomp rockets.

Everyone proved they were resilient, creative and had great problem solving and team work skills!

Year 5 have blasted into the new term, embracing their Space Explorer topic. The children have been learning all about the famous Apollo 11 mission together with information about our solar system. The children even managed to order the planets using a toilet roll (with a single sheet representing an amazing 58,000,000 km!)

We look forward to learning even more about Space. We will be doing some creative writing about a distant planet and we will also find out who demonstrates the skills and qualities to be a successful astronaut. Do you have what it takes?