As part of our Stargazers topic, for Design and Technology we have been designing, making and evaluation a lunar rover, which would be sent to the moon to explore this relatively unknown place. We have had some fantastic designs!
As part of Science week and our pollution experiment, we designed different modes of transport and rated them on how environmentally friendly each vehicle was.
For one of our Science week activities we explored the impact of polluted waters vs non polluted water.
We had 2 different samples and added red graph juice to see what happened to the 2 different liquids. We were shocked to discover the polluted water turned black!
We set a homework project to find out about a planet, star or moon in the solar system. We had some amazing posters. Here is a display of just some of the great projects received in Pine class!
To start off our new topic ‘Stargazers’ we took part in astronaut training to see what it is like to train to be an astronaut.
Some of our training activities included: fitness, first-aid, logic puzzles and Maths puzzles.
This afternoon we replicated the distance between the planets in the solar system using sheets of toilet paper to measure the relative distances between planets. Although the toilet paper broke, we could still see the difference in the distance between planets.
We are trying to remember the names of the planets one way is to use mnemonics:
This afternoon in Poplar, we practised various painting techniques to try to create a space picture. In a couple of weeks we will use these techniques when creating more space pictures on a more exciting background.
As part of our PSHE, Poplar have investigated charity shops in Chelmsford then researched how these charities help people, creating posters to present their findings. Here are a few examples.
Poplar’s writer of the week is Molly for a concise diary entry showing emotion.
This week we took part in Hour of Code, which allowed us to explore different coding games! We had lots of success in a variety of games.