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3, 2, 1! Blast off!

Year 6 headed to Mars this week in their ‘out of this world’ virtual experience to start off our Stargazers project.

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On a school trip to NASA, we met Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, and Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, who guided through the experience as we donned our stylish (if a little ridiculous) pink headphones. During the experience we learned how to Maintain a space shuttle and became the first humans to walk on Mars, where we learnt that there’s less gravity than Earth. We searched the red planet for signs of life and had to weather a Martian dust storm.

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On our eventful journey home, the class had to work together to knock a meteorite, which was heading for the UK, off course. Thankfully, you can sleep well tonight knowing that our brilliant Year Six children saved the day and made it back safely to continue our learning about Space.

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Up next, we’re building Space Rovers, which we’ll code with the skills of finding life on other planets, as well as learning about Isaac Newton and delving deep into Frank Cottrell Boyce’s brilliant book - Cosmic. Houston, we have a problem: I don’t think that six weeks is enough time to fit in all this brilliant learning!

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