Space Week at The Junior School
Our Space Week was a resounding success which had all our classes learning about the solar system, the moon, astronauts as well as interacting with actual NASA artefacts!
We were so happy to finally share the excitement going around the school and it seems that parents were just as excited too! Take a look at all wonderful pictures we are able to take and share with you.
Last but definitely not least, all the children and staff would like to say a very big 'thank you' to Miss Rita who helped organise such a wonderful treat for us all but also arranged the delivery, collection, logistics, security and care of these very valuable artefacts. Thank you so much Miss Rita!
Now the secret is out, please share this wonderful event with your friends and family.
We hope you all enjoy our adventure into Space - the final frontier!
Hello Space fans,
For once a human can truly say it has been an intergalactic week at Rainbow. Expressions of wow rippled across the school as Mr Spock, AKA Mr John, unveiled 'Space Week.
The question of reach for the Moon was asked and achieved. We watched footage of Neil Armstrong and co Astronauts, walk, hop and bounce across the Lunar surface.
Priceless samples of our Moon were studied and then we explored on a map and a moonzoo website to locate where the samples originated from. Next up your children handled asteroids that have travelled an infinite distance, (Swindon) to be with us, they touched weighed and sniffed the heavenly bodies.
Enjoy your weekend, live long and prosper.
Primary enjoyed watching video clips about the phases of the moon and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a robotic space craft used to capture images from the moon in order to help us study more about it.
The children used this clip as an aid to answer some questions about the moon which they formed as a class.
We also interlinked our study of poetry as we discussed some expressions used about the moon relating this to our learning of metaphors.
The children particularly enjoyed exploring the very special moon rock exhibition led by Mr Terence and the older students from preparatory.
All in all - this was just out of this world!
Elementary 1 were very excited to be able to hold actual space rocks! They were much heavier than we expected and smelt metallic.
The children traced the larger pieces and coloured them in. Mr Terence helped explain all about these amazing rocks and the children really seems to enjoy this wonderful experience.
On Wednesday E 2 children were excited & amazed to have the opportunity to see moon rocks and to handle meteors and view them close-up through the magnifying eye-glass.
E 2 has been learning about our solar system, about Earth's moon and also about the moons that go around the other planets. We had fun talking about man's first moon landing in 1969.
To add to this, on Thursday during our trip to the Science Museum, they were able to see a life sized replica of the lunar module on the 'moon's surface' as well as the model of an astronaut dressed for a moon walk.
Our space adventure has been a lot of fun!
There was also time to fit in a trip to the Science Museum!
Neil Armstrong on looking back at the Earth from the Moon in July 1969.