As part of this terms topic entitled 'The Great Outdoors' we visited the Great Yorkshire Showground at Harrogate. We had a great time taking part in various outdoor practical science and maths activities. Take a look at our pictures to see what fun we had!
Class 5 spent the day with Tesco Farm to fork who provided lots of ingredients and came into school to help the class prepare for our afternoon tea for parents and carers. We all worked very hard and made a brilliant £160.00 for Macmillan.
A BIG thank you to Tesco.
This autumn, Class 5 have signed up to take part in a six-week interactive science biggest space and science organisations.
The Astro Science Challenge will run throughout October–December 2015 and is targeted at children aged seven to 11. It is set to coincide with British European Space Agency astronaut and patron of UNSA, Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Class ‘cadets’ will be assigned six different themed missions, each one co-designed with UNSA’s partners, including the Met Office, the Royal Observatory, the Science Museum and the UK Space Agency. The challenges will directly reference real science that Tim will carry out on the ISS, including space weather, astronomy, human spaceflight, coding, humanities and nutrition.
The children are really excited to be taking part in the Astro Science Challenge. The project is aligned with the national curriculum, making it an excellent way for children to have some fun whilst learning the importance and purpose of science as a subject. The cross curricular activities cover a range of National subjects.
We can’t wait for Tim to assign us the missions.
At the beginning of October Class 5 received a letter of invitation from JON SPOONER, Director of Human Spaceflight
Class 5 have been selected to take part in a Primary Space Challenge prior to Tim Peake’s blast off to the International Space Station in December
20th Oct Mission 0- UNSA Cadet
Eager class plead to join the agency as cadets.
The arrival of an unexpected letter sparked enthusiasm and interest in the challenge and its missions. Everyone persuaded the staff to support them in the challenge ahead and, yes approval was given. Quickly everyone accepted the first mission to sign up safely. Cadets were very mature in creating their usernames and inventive passwords.
Everyone wrote a paragraph about keeping safe on the internet and how to sign up safely to media sites.
Hook Cadets are ready for Mission 1
Our first completed mission showed us how hard we are going to have to work.
For Mission 1 the cadets made group sheets of their answers. We used PE balls to make a model of the solar system outside with Neptune being located across the field.
Working together as a team was tricky but we're getting the hang of it.
We divided into pairs and using the bullet point facts, we made for our science work, we created a presentation to share our facts with others. We presented our creations and voted for the best one in the class. Ethan and Adam‘s clever presentation was filmed to be put on our story board.
What is the sun made of?
About 28% is helium
Carbon, Nitrogen and oxygen is about 1.5%
Neon, Iron, Silicon, Magnesium and Sulphur make 0.5%
It is made of hot gasses
What is space Weather?
Space weather refers to the environmental changes in Earths magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the sun and the solar wind.
What are the effects on the Earth to the Sun?
Astronauts in space rely on computers for their work and need a basic knowledge of how they work.
Hook Cadets were asked to try out some HTML and CSS coding to create Tim Peake's web page and we then progressed into making a simple page of our own.
Phases of the Moon
Tim Peake blasts off!