Year 1R had a fantastic day yesterday at the Air Force Museum. We were there as part of our topic From A to B. In school the day before, the students had to use Google maps to plot our journey, they worked out how long it would take by public transport, by car or bus and by walking. We decided together that taking a mini-bus would be the best option!
One of our favourite parts was sitting in the cockpit of an old air force people carrier. It was quite a climb into the cockpit and there were a lot of buttons, dials and levers. You have to have a good memory and learn a lot of things if you want to be a pilot! We also saw the cables attached in the back that the soldiers used to parachute out of the plane from. We imagined we were doing it as we exited the plane. It would have been a little bit scary!
Below is a selection of our favourite photos. We saw so many different planes and learnt how they have changed over time. We also got a chance to colour in a F-16 fighter jet.
This week, to continue our topic 'From A to B' we have been looking at sail boats. First we looked at how they work and learnt that they use the wind to push them along. The bigger the sail, the better more space the wind has to push the boat.
Then we designed our own sail boats. In order to decide what materials to use, we had to find out which would float and which would sink.
After we had finished creating our boats, we presented them to the rest of the class. We made sure we explained why we had chosen the materials.
Finally we had fun testing them out!
This week we have worked on our speaking and listening skills. Many of us brought in fantastic homework posters to tell the rest of the class all about our holidays.
There were many interesting adventures, from horse riding, cat parties, trips to Singapore, adventures in other parts of Thailand and even a trip across to the US.
We enjoyed hearing about each others holidays!