Today is our second full day dedicated to space exploration as part of the Tim Peake project. We have many exciting activities planned for our children to help them explore our solar system and enjoy the wonders of space. Parents are invited to join us to see the many space initiatives we are part in this academic year. We are all really excited to blast off into our space day!
At Bishops Nympton we have been battling with the wind and rain to continue to tick off our 26.2 miles with Tim. The children have been working hard to join Tim to complete his marathon during our weekly 'space exploration' club. The children helped to measure the distance round the playground and use this information to calculate number of rounds to make up 26.2 miles.
They calculated that it would take 727 laps of the playground and also created a tick chart to monitor their progress.
A super effort from our space exploration team - we did it ☺
We took part in the Crew Assembly Mission and it proved to be rather tricky! We noticed that it really made us communicate as we had to talk through our problems and work as a team to get it done. We felt the pressure of being timed and also understood the pressure that atronauts must be under. We also revisited our squat challenge and speed of light as well.
After practicing this activity before Christmas, we have managed to improve our technique and reaction times. Now everybody can catch the ruler at the 2cm mark or below even after taking part in strenuous exercise first.