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06.02.17 The Darkest Dark

This week, as part of our topic on Space, we are reading the story 'The Darkest Dark' by real-life astronaut, Chris Hadfield.

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. 
But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

You can listen to the story here

In class we are practising our cutting skills to sort pictures into light and dark, practising our pencil control by drawing pictures of night time and daytime objects and developing our knowledge of shapes by colouring in the shapes on a rocket and talking about what shapes we can see.