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Space!

Summer 1

    

 

This adventure we are learning about:

· Distance and how we can measure it

· 2D and 3D shapes and their properties

· How to add and subtract using a variety of methods

· How to tell the time using o’clock

· The sun, moon and stars

· What an astronaut does and how they survive in space

· How to write a non-fiction text

· Our planet and the different planets in the solar system

· How to collage an astronaut

· How to write planet fact files

· How to write a postcard from the moon

· How to make star biscuits

· Making moon rocks and ordering the weight of them

 

Our Space classroom displays are coming along nicely! The children have really enjoyed getting involved!

The story behind our Space Adventure...

The children receive a letter from Tim the astronaut! He is currently on the moon. He has a BIG problem and he needs our help! 20 aliens have escaped from the moon. Tim is worried because they are very mischievous aliens! The children receive a video from Tim...it is evidence of a spaceship landing in the reception playground! The children had to find all 20 aliens, and then they wrote to Tm to tell him we have found the aliens and we are going to send them back.

 

The children want to teach the aliens how to behave properly so they write to the aliens to tell them about our daily routines...we brush our teeth everyday, we go to school and learn, we are kind to our family and friends.

 

 

WEEK 1

Maths

The children are learning about distance. They are measuring the distance between the moon and stars using their own hand and footprints. They are recording their results using a whiteboard.

 

Literacy

The children are writing about what an astronaut looks like and what they can do in space. The children are being introduced to using capital letters.

 

Activities

Making yummy star biscuits

Learning about how to search for information on the internet and internet safety

 

Independent activities

Painting rockets

Space role-play

labelling an astronaut

Making number rockets

 

 

WEEK 2

Maths

The children are learning how to measure different sized rockets. Firstly they are learning  how to order different sized rockets by size, and then they are measuring them using multi-link cubes and recording their results on a whiteboard.

 

Literacy

The children are learning about the story 'Aliens love underpants!' They learn why the aliens wanted to come to earth through the text. This week the children are designing their own underpants and writing super sentences about them!

 

Activities

Making yummy star biscuits

Using a range of crafts and materials to design their own underpants.

Independent sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Junk-modelling rockets

Making play dough aliens

Writing about an alien

Counting aliens using 1:1 correspondence

WEEK 3

Maths

The children are learning how to use balancing scales to weigh moon rocks! They are observing what happens to the scales and using mathematical language such as heavy and light, lower and higher.

 

Literacy

The children have received a postcard from Tim the astronaut! Tim has thanked the children for helping him by finding the aliens that escaped from the Moon. The children have learnt about the features of a postcard and they have written a non fiction booklet with fact about the moon and earth.

 

Activities

Making alien headbands

Learning about gravity

Independent sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Painting spots on pants to match a numeral

Cutting and ordering numbers

Writing about what they know about space

Ordering rockets by size

Space role-play

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WEEK 4 - Whatever Next!

It is our last week on our Space themed learning! The children are really going to enjoy an Imagineering lesson where they visit the moon, inspired by the text Whatever Next!

 

Maths

The children are learning how to tell the time by the hour (O'CLOCK)

 

Literacy

The children meet baby bear! Baby wants to tell the children all about his exciting journey to the moon over the bank holiday weekend! We will read Whatever Next and then take a trip to the moon ourselves using our imagination! The children will then write a postcard to Tim Peake telling him all about our trip to the moon.

 

Activities

Story sequencing of Whatever Next!

Independent sentence writing

 

Independent activities

Painting planets on tin foil

Writing about Whatever Next!

Completing a tally chart for shapes they can see around the classroom.

Space role-play

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