the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Prep girls travel out of this world!
02 December 2016
Girls from Reception and Year 5 enjoyed learning about the night sky when a mobile planetarium was set up in Prep Hall.
We learned to look out for the non-twinkling planet Mars which is currently visible when the Sun sets. Reception girls impressed our star guide by immediately identifying Mars as the Red Planet and quickly naming two chocolate bars named after objects in space.
Year 5 had a little more time in the dome and learned more about the International Space Station and what life would be like if we populated other planets in our Solar System. Year 5 girls also had the opportunity to hold the oldest object they will have ever touched. This was part of a meteorite which impacted the Earth around 50,000 years ago, in Arizona.
Don’t forget to look for Jupiter during your journey to school on Monday!
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