We worked in groups and discussed which things went into our body, onto our body, should not go on or into or bodies and which we should ask an adult about.
Today it was all about the garden birds! We started the session by making some 'Pinecone Treats' for the birds. We squished sunflower hearts, mixed seeds, and breadcrumbs into suet and then squished that into opened up pine cones. It was a mucky job, but some of us loved it! Spot the SMILES!
We hung our cones in the silver birch trees. The birds were delighted...they'd never seen such a delicious feast!
We imagined what it must be like to be a bird trying to find materials for nest building. We found dried grasses, leaves, soft materials and feathers and made our own cosy, little nests. The birds were delighted once more, lots of materials for them to pinch (or magpie) and take to their own nests in the trees. (Magpies like to steal shiny objects and put them in their nests)
We topped up the bird feeders. They are obviously hungry. So far we have seen:-
Blue Tits, Great Tits, Blackbirds, Magpies, Pigeons and Crows.
We talked about different types of contact we have with different people and which forms of contact were appropriate and not appropriate.
Bluebells Class had already decided which jobs they could do to help Neil Armstrong in his Apollo 11 Mission. They had the skills to be a team of expert pilots, astronauts, astronomers, engineers, scientists and mission controllers.
Neil Armstrong (adult in role) showed the Bluebells team where he wanted to land on the Moon, - a nice flat area called Tranquility.
Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin (pupils in role) strapped themselves into their seats in the tiny cockpit of Apollo 11 and listened to the last instructions through the headphones.
Mission Control (pupils) began the countdown, filled with excitement and nerves.......
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,,,,,,,WE HAVE LIFT OFF! We watched as the rocket burst into action. Plumes of red fire and clouds of ash filled the sky. The epic journey had started successfully.....
The photographers (pupils) captured the scene, the news reporters (pupils) jotted notes and the crowd (pupils) all watched on in amazement.
As we were acting out the scenes, we had footage of the real event back in 1969 playing. A moment in history that 'wowed' us! We can't wait to get to the Moon!