Close encounters of the third kind

We’ve continued to have interesting discussion about UFOs as part of our literacy lessons. A nice coincidence was that President Obama announced this week that NASA had been given a mission to transport humans to another planet (Mars) within the next 20 years, with an ultimate ambition to remain there for an extended time.  If humans travel between planets, why not others, we asked. 

It reminded one of us (Mr Milne) of a childhood fascination with Carl Sagan’s ideas about extraterrestrial life.  For anyone interested, here’s a charming  extract of a conversation between Carl Sagan and Patrick Moore from the classic TV series The Sky at Night, which we also briefly listened to in class.

The children have begun writing a factual account of a UFO sighting based on this clip from Close Encounters of the Third Kind:  Roy’s first UFO encounter Do watch it through at home and talk about it.  The report is being written for the attention of UFO investigators.  We’ll put some of the writing on the blog in the coming days.

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Author: class6TM

We are a Year 6 class at Rosendale School in West Dulwich, London.

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