To celebrate 50 years since the moon landing, I challenged them with, “How many Apollo: Saturn V rockets can you make in two hours?”


  • Revell ‘Apollo: Saturn V’ rocket
  • Household objects


Ioan read the instructions, then I asked them what they were thinking of using.

Ioan glued the Revell model together, before assembling the tent for his tent/tuff tray rocket.

Finn went on a scavenger hunt to find as many resources as possible to make all his rockets. He started off with Cian’s old formula boxes.

At the end of the two hours they were very proud of their achievements.

When their time was up, they enjoyed role-playing in their rocket.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Communication and language

ELG 03 – Speaking:

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Understanding the world

ELG 14 – The world:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.