United Kingdom


United Kingdom

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  • Care and skill

    Today we took part in the Explore and Discover mission. We used 2 hands to pick up objects as astronauts don't have the same ability to use fine motor skills in big gloves in space. We couldn't run so we had to walk. Every time we had to bend down we had to do it correctly - back straight and bottom to heals. We had to work as a team to get all objects back to base. We feel like we are getting fitter and each time we practise a skill we are better at it.

  • Level 2 Mission X

    We can't believe how quickly Mission X is going-we wish it could last for ever.
    One of our favourite missions so far has been 'taste in space'. As well as learning about the tongue, taste buds, and how space affects taste, we had a very entertaining Friday afternoon taste testing a variety of 'secret' foods. We witnessed lots of hilarious reactions to bitter, sour, sweet and salty foods... One particular salty reaction will have us laughing for some time to come...

    Mission X is a great antidote to y6 SATs revision!

  • Henham and Ugley Reach for the Stars

    Today we learnt about Tim Peake and found out about astronaut training from Heather MacRae. Look out for more posts from Elm Class who are enjoying their astronaut training.

  • Space Day

    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!

  • 26.2 with Tim completed by Space Exploration Club

    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 ☺