Space Exploring

Thu, 06/02/2014 - 10:55 -- Lydia Makram

This term, Year 2 are learning about Space.  We came up with a lot of interesting questions that we wanted to investigate and we are slowly working our way through these in our science lessons.  One thing that interested many of us was the rings of Saturn.  We did some research and found out that the rings are actually billions of pieces of ice orbiting the planet.  We used plastercine and sugar or salt to make a model to show this. 

During the holiday our homework was to make a space rocket.  Our classes are filled with a wide and varied range of rockets and next week we are going to be looking at these and noticing some similarities between them.  We are all very excited as next week, Year 2 is going on a trip to the Planetarium at the Alexandria Bibliotheca!

In English, we have been developing our research skills.  We can now skim and scan text to find key words.  Our next challenge is to use what we have found to write our own information text about one planet.  We have had to find out about headings and sub-headings, paragraphs, pictures and captions and also how we can present all this effectively on a computer document.