We have been talking, reading and finding out about the Solar System. Our class worked with Ms D to created a display in our room showing the planets in our solar system. It is not to scale and we did some research to let visitors coming into our room know about the large sizes and distances that we could not show on our wall.
At the other end of the display we let our imaginations go wild with a space battle. The wall gradually became full of spacecraft of all shapes and sizes. The picture here shows some of these.
Mrs S found a drawing challenge for us that tied in with our imaginative work on our space battle. She found some partial descriptions of some aliens and gave us the opportunity to draw an alien that was based on the details we were given. We were able to add extra ideas but we had to include all the parts that were listed. Each group received three small squares. One had details about the head, one was about the body and arms and the last one gave details about the legs and feet. Some of our artists ran out of time. Their drawings may not be finished and we ask you to bear that in mind when adding comments.
Follow the picture links below to see each set of drawings. Each link will take you to a padlet where you will be able to look at our drawings and double click to add a sticky note. Can you spot the things that are the same about each drawing? What about the things that are different?
After looking at all the drawings Mrs S wondered why we often draw aliens that look so different. If there is life elsewhere in our very large universe might that life be similar to ours or very different?