Year 5 have been keen participants in the first week back in school exploring the topic of ‘Earth and Beyond’. Over this first week, we have been learning about our solar system and the planets in our solar system.
The children had the task of creating their own rockets to get vital supplies from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS). The children had to design a rocket out of minimum supplies; create their rocket based off their plans; test their rocket and finally evaluate their rocket.
The children loved creating their rockets and cheering each other on when testing them. We spoke about why some of the children’s rockets might have travelled further than others.