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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Spring Term One Giant Leap

Rocket Talk

On Wednesday 7th February, we were lucky enough to have one of our parents, Iain Waugh, come in to speak to us about how rockets get into space. We learned about how combustion takes place and about a new pushing force called 'thrust'. Iain explained about chemical reactions and helped us to understand by showing us diagrams, videos, playing a game and even blowing things up! Don't worry, it was just a balloon but it made a very loud bang! We all had a great, informative morning and we now understand a lot more about how rockets get into space.

National Space Centre Trip

It has been an out of this World start to the term! 

Our big question for this term is "How did we get to this point in space exploration?"  Over the term we will be thinking about the innovation, inventions, people and places which have helped space travel and exploration since The Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903.


We began our new topic by watching the Moon Landing and this week went to the National Space Centre in Leicester.  It's safe to say that the children (and staff!) loved every minute of the trip and have brought so much back with them to help their learning over the next few months.