Space Week – 2nd to 6th October 2023

A group of four pupils, male and female, are pictured playing together on the floor with a Bee-shaped toy.

Dear Parents/Carers,

From the 2nd October to the 6th October, we will be celebrating Space Week in school. You may be aware that in school we are working towards achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark which means we are having a big boost in Science in our learning whilst also providing wider opportunities for our children. We are working towards achieving our vision:

At Peninsula East Primary Academy, we are all scientists! By the time pupils leave, we want them to have grown inquiring scientific minds, be willing to take risks and reflect on their findings. They will have the knowledge and skills needed to become scientists of the future.

Throughout Space Week, children will be taking part in ‘Mission X’ in their classes where, alongside their usual learning, they will participate in ‘Astronaut Training’ – a mixture of Science and PE activities. Children will also be able to take part in activities independently at home, earning ‘steps’ for their team (class). At the end of the week, the team with the most ‘steps’ will receive a prize.

As part of this, we would like to invite parents to take part in a Science activity with their children in school. The session will run from 1.30 – 2.15pm on Friday 6th October in the hall and will involve parents working with their children from Year R – Year 6 to complete a Science space-themed challenge led by Miss Hartung. When booking on MCAS, if you have more than one child in the school, you will be able to book the session to work with all of your children at the same time.

We do have a maximum capacity in the hall so spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of one adult per family. If we have a significant number of people over the capacity who wish to join us, we will offer a second session and will be in contact as to when the second session will run.

Please sign up for your place on the MCAS app and we look forward to seeing you there.

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Hartung
Reception Class Teacher & Science Lead