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Community Infants' School

Spring 1



This half term we looked at all things space. The challenge over half term was to create a space model. You could be as creative as you liked and make anything from a space rocket to a complete solar system!

Look at all of the fantastic models made!




Our book this half term was Dr. Xargle's Book of Earthlets. We looked closely at how the author used phrases in the text and then had a go at making our book of aliens! 

For our parental book event we made spaceships using paper plates, alien headbands with card and craft materials and even had a go at designing our own aliens using a paint program on the macbooks! 




To finish the fantastic event the children performed the alien song they had learnt over the weeks with musical instruments. 

I Am An Alien

Sing along with the song we sang in our performance.

In History we explored and compared the lives of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. We put key events on a timeline and wrote a comparison of them both. 


In Art we developed our clay sculpting skills making our very own alien sculpture. We gained new skills such as using tools to create lines and shapes in the clay. When we weer finished we painted the sculpture using primary colours! We needed to use our knowledge of colour mixing to create the colours we needed. 





In Science we used the book ' Man on the Moon' to create our own science investigation. We decided to find out which material would be best to mop up a spillage. We explored what makes a fair test and made our predictions at the start. 


We found out that kitchen roll was the most absorbent material!


Towards the end of half term we had a visit from DRONEdays! Sue brought her drone fleet for us to practise flying and was very impressed with our coding and debugging skills. We learnt ow to add  new commands, control the drones speed and even added flips and spins. 




Finally it was E-Safety week. We read lots of stories and had discussions about online identities and personal information. We wrote a letter to the characters in the story 'Once Upon A Time Online' to remind them how to stay safe online. 
Click here to find more tips for keeping children safe online. 


We can't wait to start our new topic on Animals after half term!