As part of our in-school transition programme, the children all visited their new teachers and completed a mini project on the moon. Every class had a different focus, with some looking at the phases of the how craters are formed and others looking at rockets, focusing on either how they are powered or the effect of their shape and load.
In Year 4, we focused on the chemical reaction that was needed to blast the Saturn V rocket into orbit. The children created their own rockets using their problem-solving skills to create a streamline nose cone and then we used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to create the reaction which propelled them high into the air. If you look closely at the photos, you will see that our skilled class photographers even managed to capture the magic moment.