Blackbirds

Blast Off!
This term we will be ‘Blasting Off!’ into outer space for our theme. Our topic will begin with Teddy from the story ‘Whatever Next!’ and his mission to get to the moon. We will be helping him to design a better rocket by investigating suitable materials. We will also be looking at famous astronauts in history and learning some ‘Space Gymnastics’ to perform for our Outcome Event. 
The children were very excited by the parcel left for them on the first day of term. We read the 'Whatever Next' story and watched the video clip of Apollo 13 blasting off. The children then explored their class space station! 
Space Gymnastics! The children have learnt many different balances and poses. They have also experimented with different ways of travelling on the mat including rolling! 
Blackbird Class did a wonderful job in their class assembly! We sang the 'Solar System Song', told the 'Aliens Love Dinopants' story and some of the Year 1 children read their own stories too! The parents then enjoyed looking at our classroom and all our work.