To celebrate Science week all children across the school have been learning about the exciting world of space. Each class has researched a planet, finding out interesting facts using websites such as:
Did you know that it takes Venus 225 days to orbit around the sun? Or that Jupiter spins around on its axis once every 9.84 hours? This fast spinning gives rise to very strong weather patterns in the clouds which surround the planet and so its appearance changes rapidly.
Inspired by Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, the children have had a lot of fun problem solving and working collaboratively to design rockets. For the weeks finale they launched rockets in the playground, exploring the chemical reaction created when vinegar and baking powder is combined.
Thanks to Rebecca Wear (Science Lead) for organising such a fun week.