Lesson 5: Rocket launching

The home-made rockets are launched and provides the opportunity to measure how far they travel and recording the data in a spreadsheet or table to analyse

Learning objective

  • To add data to a table or spreadsheet

National curriculum

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need support in finding the correct cell to put their information.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could insert a row at the top of their spreadsheet and add their name and can compare the values in different cells and order the distances travelled by different groups.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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