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We have had a wonderful week in Base 1. The children are really enjoying our new topic all about 'Space' and as you can see from the pictures they are having a fantastic time in our environment. We have had some new arrivals to enhance our provision such as our rocket reading tent, astronaut and alien costumes, sand pit and puppet theatre.

The children enjoyed making their 3D space crafts this week, along with little alien inside. They also created a giant alien for our display using boxes and plastic containers. He/she looks wonderful on our wall.

In maths the children have recapped 2D shape and made a rocket out of the shapes that they know. We also looked at length and height this week. The children have completed various problem solving activities and on Friday we went outside to see how many paces we could throw a beanbag. Next week we will finish off length and move onto weight and capacity.

In Literacy we read 'Whatever next' and discussed what 10 things we would take into outerspace. The children then wrote their list onto a rocket which has made a great display. We have also started a new book 'Toys in Space' which we will continue to work with next week. The year 1's have learnt about nouns and adjectives and have done some diary writing and descriptive writing about the night sky.

We have looked at our Solar System and the planets within it and have a Space Travel Agency set up in our classroom. A trip to the moon anyone? We also learnt about Neil Armstrong and the first Moon landing in Apollo11. The children watched the original footage — although they weren't too impressed with the picture quality!

It has been lovely to see the children motivated to continue their learning at home. We have had lots of books brought in about Space and some fantastic home learning going on. Well done Base 1!

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