3 2 1 . . . Houston, we have a problem!

Following on from their Earth and Space workshop this week, Year 5 “launched” their Forces topic by learning about thrust and gravity as they learnt about how rockets work. They planned their investigation and prepared propellant to send their coke-bottle rockets . . . nowhere.

The experiment did not turn out as planned, however, the children were able to discuss why and plan their next steps in the same way NASA did for years in order to launch Apollo 11.

Look at the disappointment on Mr Lynch’s face!