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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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.
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.
Chris McDonald, headteacher and educational writer, uses music software to create a musical score for a scintillating space story.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The enormity of space is difficult to explain to children but fear not help is at hand... prepare to be amazed!
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.
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...
Make the world of space accessible to children by creating a planet in your playground.
Performance poet and educator Joshua Siegal shows us how to maximise space's poetry possibilities.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone wants to be in Miss Wacky’s class – she is a-ma-ZING! She’s really good at surprises but no one could ever have guessed what
A simple story structure sheet for Space Story.
Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of Space story: Miss Wacky's day out in the correct order.
Read through the closing thought with the children and talk about the ideas in it.
This retelling of Space Story comes from storyteller Therese Collins. Talk to the children about how stories can change with every retelling.
Let the children demonstrate how well they’ve understood Space Story: Miss Wacky’s Day Out with these comprehension questions.
Teach personification in poetry with this charming poem from Joshua Seigal.
Talking about the size of the universe is a great time to improve children’s vocabulary relating to size.
Develop children’s understanding of the main characters in Space Story with these fun crew profile sheets.
Write the character’s own thoughts and ideas inside the outline; write other people’s thoughts and ideas about the character on the outside.
Play this fun game to help with the concept of position and movement.
Practise number skills with these space-themed activity sheets for KS1.
Use this sheet to develop children’s subject vocabulary and support writing activities.
Story starter: Marcus Bole is left on the Moon but what happens next?
Learn about the Father of Science, Sir Isaac Newton with this short biography.
Create a map of your favourite constellation.
Our space fact cards are packed with information about all of the planets in our solar system.
Our downloadable space fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.
These image-only space fact cards are ready for children to add their own facts. Use on the whiteboard or on tablet computers.
Nikky Smedley tells the story of Space Girl.
Reinforce number bonds with these space-themed activity sheets for KS1.
This collection of nebulas will be great inspiration for music, art and poetry.
Show the children the risk assessment form you use for school visits.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Space Story themed certificate.
Introduce children to Isaac Newton’s discoveries and develop listening skills at the same time with this entertaining radio play.
Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Space Story themed certificate.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Space story: Miss Wacky's day out are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Space story: Miss Wacky's day out are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Space story: Miss Wacky's day out are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These pictorial prompts come without any text.
Use our step-by-step guide to setting up a Twitter account.
A quick guide to Twitter speak.
Marcus met a new friend on the moon. This profile picture can be used when setting up a Twitter account for an alien that you
Recreate our Space Story adventure with this editable playscript.
Information and activity ideas based on Add Hox: Spaceman Scientist by Cleo Mussi.
The transcript of Episode 2 of Amadeus Jones' radio play to use alongside ‘The fall guy’ from the Space topic.
Dice templates for the ‘Let's find Marcus’ maths game.
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