This week we have thrown ourselves into our new Earth and Space topic. We have met some of the planets in our new story “Meet the Planets” and have been on a journey into space on a rocket ship.
We boarded the rocket together using our intergalactic passports and made our way to our seats. We all joined in with the countdown from 10 before zooming into space and making our way through the galaxy, past lots of the planets in our solar system 🌌 we then worked together to decorate a big, 3D rocket ship ready for our own journey.
As part of our sensory exploration session we explored the planets in the space themed water beads and made our space men jump through our gloopy moon slime. We used our space blanket as a base to explore the planets and we worked together to explore their shapes and see if we could name any of the planets we could see.
We were so glad to be able to restart our swimming sessions this week! We focussed on getting ourselves back into our swimming routine and building our confidence in the water after being away for such a long time. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was lovely to see our friends at the main Oakwood site.
As part of our cooking session this week we revisited the cooking room at Rushall School. We used rice cakes and Cheerios to make some edible moons. We used a knife to spread white chocolate spread onto our rice cake before carefully utilising our fine motor skills when picking up and placing the small Cheerios onto our moon base to create craters.
Next week we will be carrying on with our Meet the Planets story and we will get the opportunity to meet a few more of the planets in our solar system and even become spacemen and women!