Moon Landing

Primary 5 had a fabulous time learning all about space, and in particular, the Moon Landing.
They put all of their knowledge to use and created newspaper articles describing the Moon Landing and enjoyed creating their own headlines.
The effort they put into their reports was excellent and they were all keen to learn more about it.
I am sure you will agree that their display looks lovely.

Mission to Mars with p4/5

Primary 4/5 are preparing to be the first ever astronauts to land on Mars in the year 2030.

First we had to see how much we already know about the planet.  We worked with our shoulder partner to sort out fact from fiction.  There were 10 questions altogether each with three statements.  Only one card contains a true statement.  We already know quite a lot about Mars; our top scoring pair scored 8 out of 10…super!

Our next task was to discuss what 6 items we would take to Mars with us.  We had lots to choose from so narrowing it down to 6 was quite tricky.  We had to justify our reason for choosing our 6 items.  We discussed each item as a class to decide if it really would be useful on Mars.



Primary 5 have started their journey into space through their topic. We have discussed what we already know and what we would like to know. We added this to our floorbook and we can’t wait to add lots more information and facts to it as we go along.

What we know:

  • space has no gravity
  • Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon
  • there are craters on the Moon
  • there are 8 planets
  • the Earth was made by the Big Bang.

What we want to know:

  • what are the planets made of?
  • more about all the planets
  • can we live on Mars?
  • when is the next eclipse?
  • Are there more than 2 galaxies?
  • How hot is the Sun?
  • How big is the Sun?
  • Why are there craters on the Moon?

We can’t wait to share what we learn about space with you.

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