Space Explorers

Year 2 ventured to Leicester to visit the National Space Centre as part of their topic work on space.

Upon arrival, the 42-metre-high rocket tower housing the Centre’s rocket collection and the display of world-famous spacesuits didn’t fail to impress.

With so many objects to see and lots of interactive displays, children (and teachers!) were kept very busy learning all about the story of past, present and future space exploration. When it came to the entering the planetarium, the UK’s largest, the gasps of amazement were quickly followed by silence as the children settled into their seats and gazed up at the stars.

Everyone came home with lots of new and fascinating facts, including what animals have travelled into space and how astronauts go to the toilet!

What a fantastic way to blast off this term’s learning.