27 November 2012

Week 11 - Tick tock, tick tock to Christmas!

3rd class - Room 13
This week we learned all about space with Mr Corcoran. We found out that in 1954, a dog named Laika was the first animal to orbit the earth, he was sent to space by the Soviet Space Project.  Yuri Gagarin, a Russian Cosmonaut was then the first man in space but Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, in 1969. 
We memorised a mnemonic to help us remember the order of the planets of our solar system. 'My very educated mother just showed us Neptune'. This stands for 'Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.'



2nd class - Room 3
We adopted a donkey this week, from The Donkey Sanctuary. His name is Ritchie. Read all about him below. There also a drawing that an artist did of him. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.