The year 2 children wrote letters to Astronaut Al Worden
Wonderdome visited OLMC on Friday, providing an amazing planetarium show that created a unique learning experience. From the outside, it looked like an impressively large dome which was filled with air from a strong fan. Inside the dome, there was specialised visual and audio equipment which projected onto the inside of the planetarium giving a 360-degree experience which was totally immersive. The environment created by the dome was completely dark and we found ourselves transported into a wonderful experience of the universe!
Year 1- 4 Meet NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson
Year 3 Astronaut Training in the Ogden Trust “Phizzi News’
Last month, all the children from Mount Carmel Catholic First School took part in a space themed assembly. The children’s imaginations and enthusiasm were sent into orbit when Space Camp Sam landed at the school to share her knowledge of the Stephen Hawking Foundation who are sponsoring the Year 2’s first ever Space Camp sleepover in March.
Space Camp Sam showed us how to do two things at a time like shouting out numbers and stepping up and down on a stool. She asked us to create our own space camp mission patches and draw the planet we wanted to travel to. It was great fun training like an astronaut!
Jaiann Year 3
In the afternoon, 60 Year 3 children trained to be astronauts as they undertook a variety of missions.
The day was part of a year-long celebration of space which will see the school undertaking the Space Education Quality Mark.
An exciting, vibrant way to bring space travel alive for the children. Sam helped them to imagine how it would be to prepare for a life as an astronaut. The children were buzzing with excitement.
Mrs Rooney Year 3 Teacher & Assistant Head
Our Lady of Mount Carmel First School was part of the Ogden Bidford Primary Partnership. Although the Ogden partnership funding ended in 2016 after its four-year cycle concluded, the seeds of science had been well and truly established.
Playing with Protons Club
Our very own particle zoo!
Making our candy atoms.
Our six science assistants, finding out what the word ‘Atom’ means.
Look at what Ollie Taafe made for the year 4 ‘Science Bag.’ He thoroughly enjoyed learning about the planets in our solar system. Well done Ollie!
Reception ‘Space Themed Day’ at Tardebigge School
Some of our Reception children enjoyed a morning at Tardebigge First School, exploring a range of activities around the theme of Space.
Introducing our Year 4 Science Assistants
On Saturday we took part in the ‘ Fun Palaces’ Art, Culture & Science fair in Stratford-upon- Avon.
At the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, our six Science Assistants from Mount Carmel Catholic First School under the guidance of Mrs Burrows, the schools science lead were at the heart of the science action as they helped children to create ‘Rocket Mice.’ This activity involves shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly squashing a plastic bottle launcher. It gave the children an opportunity to investigate the effects of air pressure, air resistance and gravity. The Science Assistants helped answer many questioning on forces.
‘I liked teaching other children about forces, air resistance and gravity. It was lots of fun helping others to make their ‘Rocket Mice’ at ‘Fun Palaces.’ Erin Whelton- Rooney. Ryan Hockley and Elliott Monaghan were also interviewed by the local radio station about why they love being ‘Science Assistants.’
Year 1 Sphere Science Day
Year 1 pupils took part in a forces themed science day along with our Science Partnership Schools.
Scientists of the Month September 2019