Sending stories to Yum Yum and Petal

Our alien friends crash landed on a distant planet a few weeks ago when they were on the way to the Planetarium. To try and help them the children have been finding space facts and researching our Solar System. Having become experts the children discovered that our aliens had crashed on to Venus.

Yum Yum and Petal were getting bored being stuck on Venus so the children thought it would be a good idea to send them some books to read. Having worked hard creating our stories and information books we had another problem…

How could we get the stories to the aliens?!

Luckily the Reception teachers had a special space balloon and a shrinking machine. Once all the books had been shrunk, so they didn’t weigh down our balloon, it was time for launch.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift off!

The balloon arrived on Venus safely and the  aliens were very happy with their new books.

The children are now investigating how they can rescue the aliens.

Year 5 Home Learning

This week, your task is to carry out research into one environmental issue that is addressed in This Morning I Met a Whale to add to your understanding and present your findings clearly. You can choose from:

  • Plastic in the oceans
  • Melting ice caps
  • Whaling
  • Deforestation

What is your ‘issue’ caused by? Why is it a problem for the environment? Which animals is it affecting? To present your research, you should include factual information such as statistics and you may like to add images too.

 

Due: Tuesday 13th November