On Tuesday 21st November 2017, I accompanied the Year 5 children on a trip to Jodrell Bank. I just wished to share with all of you, how immensely proud I was of the children, not only with regards to their behaviour and positive attitude which was commented on throughout the day by staff at the centre, but by their level of questioning and their thirst for acquiring knowledge in relation to their space topic.
All of the children participated fully in doing several experiments which were obviously related to their space theme, but the staff at the centre with all of the teachers on the trip made it very purposeful and clear how their learning applied to everyday life as a scientist.
The children fully took on board the role of being a NASA space scientist and the kind of activities that they would undertake. Part of that role involving, being able to work with each other effectively as teams, which our children did superbly. There was a real buzz about the day and the children loved every moment.
I hope that parents will continue to build on this enthusiasm by asking the children about the day and what they did. Well worth a family visit.
Well-done Year 5! Thank you for inviting me on your trip.
Mr M.D. Hallam