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It has been a week full of experiments, gigantic balloons and of course, fun!

The theme this year was all about ''Innovating for the Future''. We learnt that innovating meant creating new ideas or building on old ideas and making them better!

We started our week with a whole school assembly (via SeeSaw). We learnt all about the Mars rover – Perseverance. We watched footage, viewed pictures and even heard the sounds of Mars during the assembly – how exciting!

On Tuesday, we gathered around the school field to watch the tethered launch of our very own space balloon. It was fascinating seeing the balloon in action. Each class then got a chance to see the balloon up close and even hold it!

Later in the day, Y5 and Y6 took part in a series of scientific experiments. The children looked at the pressures of space and through their own scientific enquiry were able to partake in experiments including creating liquid layers.

Y1 and Y2 took part in rocket design! They used real life rockets and their inspiration and created some fantastic rockets of their own! The children also designed their own scientific experiment to create their very own rockets. It was amazing to see your bottle rockets fire into the air!

In Y3 and Y4, a design competition was set up between both classes. The aim was design and innovate a new space rover to head to another planet. The children researched and thought carefully about their rovers – we had some fantastic ideas – it will be hard to pick a winner!

Preschool and Reception were innovating their very own science experiments too! Both classes attempted planting over the week – well done!

Throughout the week, we also had a whole school Mars Perseverance poster competition. I was blown away by all the responses to the competition. We had some many creative entries from posters, leaflets, lego models and even a stop motion animation entry! Remember that the competition closes on Monday 22nd. I will pick the winner on Friday!

What a fantastic week we have all had!

Until next year,

Mr Dale

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