“We are the last generation that can end climate change. We can and we will.” Khishigjargal, 24, Mongolia.
The Year 5 team are very excited to launch a topic on pace with the essential question of ‘Why Leave Earth?’
This topic will be looking at the history of space, the solar system, space inventions, exploration of our galaxy and the possibilities beyond Earth. We will launch our topic with science activities based on building and testing rockets – learning what makes a fair test. Following our launch week, we will be using a variety of experts to enhance the children’s learning and overall experience.
Some highlights will include:
- Filming their own ‘Tour guide’ using green screen technology
- Designing and making Moon Buggies and space rockets
- A trip to Pool Academy science department for STEM activities
- 3D and 2D artwork related to the moon phases
Our final outcome will be a ‘Space Exploration Centre’, which will be planned by and run by the children of Year 5. Guests will include children and visitors from other schools, as well as the many experts who have given their time to help the children on the journey through space. This will have a lasting impact on those that visit and not only teach us about life beyond Earth but also encourage others to further their own knowledge.
This will be an exciting topic and give each child an out of this world experience. Any resources, space equipment or expertise you wish to share please feel free to contact a member of the team. For more information please click here.