This week we finished our Space topic. As it was the end of term we were super busy doing things like making fabulous Easter baskets so I find there is always more I wish we could have explored doing our Space topic! However this week we did learn some more about astronauts and the videos below will help to reinforce that new learning.
What do astronauts do?
Do you remember who the first man on the moon was? (Neil Armstrong)
Do you remember which 2 animals were sent up into space before any people were sent up? (A monkey called Albert II and a dog called Laika)
Do you remember what job Neil Armstrong did before he became an astronaut? (He was a pilot)
Which country was the USA competing against in a competition to get a man on the moon first? (Russia)
The Moon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zy89wmn
Bitesize Learning Clips are a fantastic resource for learning about the planets, why not watch a video a day? http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zdbbkqt/resources/1
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of your Easter break and have a fantastic 2 weeks of fun in the sun. Hopefully you will have the chance to go to the park, maybe visit some other places too, here are some suggestions…
(The places below are either free or only have a small charge attached)
Vauxhall City Farm https://vauxhallcityfarm.org
Oasis Nature Garden http://oasisplay.org.uk/come-and-play/nature-garden/
Roots and Shoots http://www.rootsandshoots.org.uk/environment
The Natural History Museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk
The Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
The V&A Museum of Childhood http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/home/
The British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org
Parks! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/best-london-parks-for-children/ – I am-particularly fond of St James’ Park because of the pelicans which I love 😀
Events in Lambeth https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/events?neighbourhood=All&categories=All&search-preset-date-ranges=specify_date_range&dates%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=03%2F04%2F2017&dates%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=17%2F04%2F2017&title=&custom_date_range_drop_down_filter_last_value=all
(These activities will be more expensive)
Exciting Easter events around London https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/activities/the-best-easter-activities-for-kids-in-london?package_page=46531
Whatever you do I hope you have a fantastic time and I’d love to see some writing about what you have been up to! You will find there is space at the back of your holiday homework pack 🙂
Here are our Easter and Spring playlists:
And just because they are so cute, here is the Hatchling and Worm video – they know how to be good friends 🙂
Finally, in my other role as Computing Leader, here are some interesting articles for Penguin adults about the amount of screen time to aim for children to have and how technology can be affecting your child’s sleep:
Have a wonderful time full of exploring, reading, writing, sleeping, eating, singing, dancing, playing, talking, homework and of course don’t forget to comment on the blog!
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18th April!
Miss Linsley x