P1/2 at Port Ellen Primary School have been learning all about Space. They have found out about the Sun, Earth and Moon, taking turns at being a Moon Monitor. They watched video clips of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and built their own rockets, complete with different stages. They have looked at the lunar landscape and have investigated how craters were formed using marbles and a tray of moon soil!
The children discovered that British astronaut Tim Peake will be joining the International Space Station later this year and were fascinated to see how astronauts live in space. Inspired by this, they have built their own Space Station in the classroom, complete with airlocks, work module (using tumble drier hose and rubber gloves) and observation pod to spot planets and spacewalking astronauts hanging on the ceiling. In PE they have been doing astronaut training to get themselves ready for their mission into space and they can’t wait to taste the freeze dried astronaut ice cream!