As reception students explore outer space, the BISP Rocket Launch has become an annual event for our Reception students. Before D-Day, students draw rockets in the classroom and each class decorates a water rocket made from a 1.5L bottle. Students are encouraged to think about the elements that will help or hinder their rocket from flying high.
When all the rockets are ready for takeoff, they are filled with water and propelled skyward using a bicycle pump! The students count down from 5 and this a great way of linking to their learning of numbers 1 to 5. A good rocket can fly higher than the main school building, which is pretty impressive, as are the loud shrieks of the students as they watch in amazement.