In celebration of Space week, the school took part in a Race into Space Day. Throughout the day, links between Science and Numeracy were made.
The day started with a whole-school assembly, which Major Tom introduced the overall challenge, the candidates to be Britain’s next astronaut (played by some of the pupils) and the individual Class Missions. The school also played a problem-solving game to reveal a key number.
In year 6, our mission was to quantify optic fluid in the eyes of people living and working in the micro-gravity of the International Space Station. All candidates were tested and we analyse their results through creating an optic fraction. Then, we multiplied it by the actual results. Furthermore, we had to look at factor pairs to rank our candidates. Teamwork was the key to our success today!