Our first topic for this year is Space! The question we will be answering is 'who showed the greatest perseverance in the solar system?'
We are reading the book 'Hidden Figures', all about the Space Race! You might like to buy a copy of this book to read in class.
As part of our Space topic, we explored just how far away the planets are from the sun! To help us get an idea of size and scale, we used toilet roll diagrams on the playground. 1 sheet of toilet roll is the same as 36 million miles!!
We also leant that as toilet roll is very light, we needed many pencils to weigh it down to prevent it blowing away! All the children showed the value of perseverance in re-measuring their diagrams each time the wind blew.