Mars, The Moon and Floating Through Space!

What a busy time we have had in Primary One this week. We have been learning lots more about space and astronauts! We have been learning lots about the Moon and we read a story called The Man In The Moon ( A Day In The Life Of Bob) it is all about the man who looks after the moon and the adventures he has during his day. We filled out a fact file page all about the moon and we thought it was very funny that there are craters (where the aliens in the story like to hide) and ’seas’ on the moon which don’t have any water in them!

  

  

We have also been learning all about the planet Mars. We used the Microsoft World Wide Telescope to get an amazing look at Mars and Rory thought it looked a bit like a potato! We discovered that there is a North Pole on Mars and Aiden wondered if it has its own Santa Clause and if it did how he would breathe. We loved using the thermal seeking camera to look at the planet because we could see where it was cold and were it was hot. We were amazed to discover a volcano called Olympic Mons which was HUGE! Emily told us that it must be very hot because it was lots of different colours of red. Next we made posters all about Mars using lots of facts… Do you know why  all the dust looks red on Mars?

We have been having lots of fun playing in our Space Stations which have docked in P1a1’s classroom and the Active Learning  Zone and we are really looking forward to see the spaceship which is due to land in P1a2 classroom on Monday.

In maths we are still learning all about time but we have found out that there are two different types of clock. One type of clock has a big hand and a little hand this is called an analogue clock. We also learned about digital clocks. We thought about where we have seen these clocks and looked around to see where we could find them. We saw some on our families alarm clocks, radios, mobile phones, microwaves and videos… can you think of any more places you have seen digital clocks? We have been playing lots of fun games to help us match the o’clock on the written, analogue and digital clocks.

We are all looking forward to our 100 day party on Monday!

Week Starting 6th February 2012 

  • P1a1 and P1a2 have gym on Wednesday afternoon.

The school will be closed on Thurday 9th, Friday 10th and Monday13th February. We hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

Please send in your child’s Fruit Money in a named envelope £1 until the Mid February or £2.60 until the Easter Holiday. Thank you to those who have already paid.

On the day your child has gym, please ensure they have no jewellery and long hair should be tied up.

Next week we will be having our 100 Days of School Party!

3 Responses to “Mars, The Moon and Floating Through Space!”


  • What a fantastic blog about Bob who looks after the moon! You have learned so much about space.Bob must be a very busy man!

  • Great learning Primary One. I love that Microsoft World Wide Telescope. You have learned so much about the Moon and Mars. Would you like to go into space yourselves one day?

  • the space topic is cool i had a chance to go in there in paird reading and it realy feels like youre in space .

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