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Our topic for this term is Moon Zoom
Labelling rockets, information about rockets, Writing instructions to make a rocket. Writing lists, signs and posters. Descriptive language – moon poems, Postcards from the Sun. Writing fantasy story set on a planet Guided reading about Space Letters and sounds Phase 2, 3, & 5
Data handling –Favourite treats to take to space. Recognising coins, buying objects to take to space – finding totals. Positional language – placing rockets on space charts. Estimating and weighing moon rocks, measuring depth of moon dust, Days of the week, time to the hour – moon watch, Addition and subtraction of suns and planets, Finding half of space objects Counting eyes on aliens in 2’s and 10’s
To know that the push to make their rocket fly is a force. To recognise that when their rocket slows down and stops there is a cause. To identify different light sources, including the sun. To know that darkness is the absence of light – investigate the best material for blackout glasses. To explore and describe the way some everyday materials change when they are heated or cooled. Astronaut food – changes by removing and adding water To know what living things need in order to survive.
Design and build a rocket. Design and build a moon buggy. Printing a rocket picture using finger paint Constellation art, Chalk pastel ‘space window’ Weaving with hot colours, creating a universe in a jar