Thursday 26th March Topic – History

25/3/20 – Valentina Tereshkova

Who is Valentina Tereshkova? – Let’s find out more!

Valentina Tereshkova was born on 6th March 1937 in a town called Maslennikovo, which is north-east of Moscow in Russia.
Valentina left school at the age of sixteen and began work in a textile factory, although she continued her education through a correspondence course.
Despite having no experience as a pilot, Valentina was allowed to join the program due to having successfully completing 126 parachute jumps.
At the age of 26, Valentina was the only woman who went into space from that particular program. She would pilot the Vostok 6 spacecraft.
On 16th June 1963, Valentina launched the Vostok 6. She spent almost three days in space and logged 70 hours orbiting the Earth 48 times, which is the same as 1,200,000miles.
Today Valentina works for the Russian government, promoting missions to space and female space travel.

Task

Use: Facts – Valentina Tereshkova to find out more about her.

Writing a short recount, imagine that you are the first child going into space on a solo mission.

How would you feel if you are the first child to go into space?

Who would be your inspiration for going into space?

What would you want to see?

When would you go?

Where would you like to go?

Why would you want to travel into space?

How would you feel about going into space on your own?

Tell us all about your amazing mission into space! 

Extension – Use the blog to share your space mission with Year 2 friends!

10 thoughts on “Thursday 26th March Topic – History

  1. Ryan goes to Space
    I would be happy to be the first child to go to space and excited. I think Astronauts are cool And would like to be like one I have a NASA costume. Iwould like to see the planets in space . I would like to go today to space .Iwant to to go to the moon because the sun will melt me. I want to travel to space becaus it looks fun and and I want to find Aliens. I would be scared to go space o my own but it would be a fun adventure.

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    1. What a great comment! I think all of your ideas are amazing Ryan, thank you for putting so much thought into what it would be like in space!

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    2. Wow you really have thought about this. I don’t think that I would want to get too near to the sun, as I don’t want to melt. I like that you have used connectives, especially ‘because’. Don’t forget that not all words beginning with an a should be a capital letter. I’m really please with this Ryan!

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  2. Alannah goes to Mars.
    I would really like to go to Mars, my inspiration would go to Mrs Faucher and my Mummy. I would also want to see aliens. I would leave on August 24th 2020 at 2pm. I want to go to see what Mars looks like. I would be really scared on my own but I would be really happy to be the first child on Mars.
    I love you school.

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    1. I’m very honoured to be included with your mother as an inspiration to you and extremely proud that you love school. I’d love to see aliens too, but can you think of a more exciting word to replace happy?

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  3. Today I learnt that Valentina Tereshkova left school at the age of sixteen and she went on space missions and today she works for the Russian government.

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  4. How would you feel if you are the first child to go into space?
    I would feel so good
    Who would be your inspiration for going into space?
    My favourite film is ‘After Earth’ and this inspired me
    What would you want to see?
    Elephants, giraffes, monkeys and lions
    When would you go?
    Today, now
    Where would you like to go?
    Jupiter because it’s the biggest planet
    Why would you want to travel into space?
    Because I want to go to Jupiter
    How would you feel about going into space on your own?
    Sad because I would nothing to do, play or eat.

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  5. Matilda Space Mission

    I went to Bright Lonly Moon and I would feel excited and scared. I would go in December when it is Christmas. My spaceship will be called Tilly-101 and the Moon will have a face.

    Matilda Demain Owl class

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