Space Story takes your class on a trip to infinity and beyond – and it leads us to a topic on Space that gives us so much to explore, and plenty of thrills and spills along the way.

   

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Knowledge and skills

  • Reading for pleasure
  • Character, plot and setting
  • Character analysis
  • Making predictions
  • Speaking and listening
  • Drama and role-play
  • Speaking before writing
  • Group storytelling
  • Comprehension

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… lift off! Louise Dobson, teacher and educational writer, shows you how to get your topic off the ground by exploring Space Story with your class.

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Speaking before writing
  • Writing techniques
  • Earth and space
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece

You have discovered a new planet. What is it like? What will you call it? Peter Dixon, poet and writer, provides some fun ideas to inspire your young space scientists.

Knowledge and skills

  • Listening to music
  • Composing music
  • Experimenting with sound

Chris McDonald, headteacher and educational writer, uses music software to create a musical score for a scintillating space story.

Knowledge and skills

  • Significant individuals in history
  • Historical enquiry
  • Asking questions
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking

Become a history detective… get on the case and time travel back to the 17th century to discover what Isaac Newton did for us. You’ll be amazed!

Knowledge and skills

  • Geometry – position and movement

Can the children pit their wits against each other and be the first to rescue Marcus from the Moon in this fun game focusing on position and movement? By Antonia Peters.

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Rhyme and repetition
  • Relationships
  • Developing empathy

Professor Smedley of Storytelling tells us all about Space Girl, a funny and charming oral story – just perfect for drama, storytelling and art activities with younger children.

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative writing
  • Research
  • Note-taking
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Role-play and drama
  • Listening to music

Jennifer Jenkins, Literacy Co-ordinator at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Nuneaton, finds the drama of Space Story an irresistible starting point for some out of this world writing.

Knowledge and skills

  • Earth and space
  • Storytelling
  • Designing and making
  • Significant individuals in history
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking and listening 
  • Presenting

At the end of your Space project, children will be keen to show off their new-found knowledge – and a class assembly is the perfect way to do this.

Knowledge and skills

  • Earth and space
  • Measurement
  • Asking questions
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking

The enormity of space is difficult to explain to children but fear not help is at hand... prepare to be amazed!

Knowledge and skills

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Using technology safely

Twitter not for you? Well, there’s nothing like real world experiences to bring a topic to life... and technology often has the answer. Let’s begin by exploring just how much Twitter can add to your Space topic.

Knowledge and skills

  • Earth and space
  • Designing and making
  • Forces and magnets
  • Measurement
  • Light

Award-winning AST Sarah Williams says Space is one topic that really allows children’s imaginations to soar during science. Stepping into uncharted territory gives them...

Knowledge and skills

  • Designing and making
  • Using a wide range of materials
  • Creative thinking
  • Measurement
  • Geometry – position and movement

Make the world of space accessible to children by creating a planet in your playground.

Knowledge and skills

  • Earth and space
  • Reading poetry
  • Writing poetry
  • Creative thinking

Performance poet and educator Joshua Siegal shows us how to maximise space's poetry possibilities. 

Knowledge and skills

  • Earth and space
  • Research
  • Searching digital content
  • Presenting

Mike Elliott, teacher and ICT advisor in Wrexham, shows you how to put some of the best space-themed iPad apps to the test in class with a find-it-out challenge.

Knowledge and skills

  • Reading widely
  • Discussing books
  • Building on others' ideas

Creating great stories is a skill that we can all develop. We tapped into the imagination of Peter Dixon, author of Space Story, and tried to extract some of his top-secret techniques for writing.

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Knowledge and skills

  • Reading
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reading widely
  • Research

Time to pick a book and drift gently off into space – whether it’s fiction, fantasy or fact, we’ve got something for everyone in this selection from children’s book expert, Anne Faundez.

Space resources

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  • Activity Sheet
  • Art
  • Assembly
  • Audio
  • Drama
  • Ebook
  • Famous People
  • FREE
  • History
  • Learning To Learn
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Poetry
  • Rewards
  • Science
  • Story
  • Story Resource
  • Story Starter
  • Template
  • Video
  • Whiteboard
  • Default
  • Title
  • Random

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