Last Tuesday the children visited the Greenwich Planetarium to kick start their topic ‘Up Above and Down Below’ and to find out all about space.
Leaving the school the children took the bus to Greenwich park and did a great job all squashing on board. Once we had checked in to the planetarium we waited patiently for our alien friend Yum Yum to arrive. Unfortunately he failed to turn up so we went inside by ourselves to watch a fantastic show involving Teddy and his friend Plant. They explored the solar system and helped us to find out lots of interesting facts.
Afterwards we headed upstairs to tour the museum and to see a billion year old meteor. Finally after a quick lunch we headed outside for some exercise in the ‘Secret Garden’ . The children searched high and low for Yum Yum but top no avail. Finally they received a letter from him explaining that unfortunately he had gotten himself into a bit of a pickle and crash landed on another planet. The children promised to find and rescue.
The children were fantastic throughout and very well behaved. Thank you again to all our volunteers for making our visit possible.
The children returned to school inspired by their visit and began to turn the Home Corner into a space station straight away.