Last week was Rocket Week here in sunny Derbyshire and all of the children participated in lots of cross-curricular learning activities on the subject of rockets.
We responded to the theme of 'Rocket Week' in Art by creating mono-prints
with Yr 6 . Yr 2 created some lovely collaged rockets -which can be seen on
display in Pre-prep. A large rocket ship has also been under construction. This
has been designed and made by Amber Harcus in Yr8. We hope to get the handprint
of every pupil from Yr2-Yr8 onto the Rocket in time for Arts Evening this
Thursday. We look forward to seeing you there!
range of fabulous Rocket poetry was produced in a variety of structures, video
clips and Rocket facts were studied, some maths was integrated and a number of
science and technology investigations occurred.
we see some Year 5 investigating
thrust in buggies after looking at the amazing Bloodhound.
Year 3 had a wonderful week studying
rockets. The children looked at shape poems and designed their own version
based on bonfire night. They also wrote an acrostic poem all about rocket
fireworks. In Science Year 3 were challenged to make their paper firework shoot
across the classroom using only some string, a balloon and a straw. Shrieks of
delights could be heard as the pupils tested out their ideas! Maths lessons
were centred on the theme of ‘angles and directions’ in order to send a rocket
up into space. Finally the pupils enjoyed creating a Space Rocket poster in the
ICT room using publisher. What a busy week!
Year 4 wrote stories with
a rocket theme and building Balloon Rockets to test thrust as a pushing force.
These were tested twice, once as a plain balloon and secondly as a modified
version with fins and wings attached to see if this made a difference to the
distance travelled. The results caused much hilarity as various rockets covered
a distance of over 7 metres while others only moved 7cm!