CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash-landed! Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet? Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and – do you know any others? I’ve forgotten the rest! Then, an alien is found! Can you help get him home? It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn’t know what to do! Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5 4 3 2 1… LIFT OFF!
There’s so much to learn about space! Why not stay up late and look at the stars? A stargazing app could help you identify well-known constellations. You could also visit the local library and find some exciting space stories and information books to share. Alternatively, create extraordinary aliens using modelling clay or a drawing app. animals.
Reading – every night.
Maths and spellings homework will start this half term.
What will you choose to do?
. Visit your local library and search for space-themed books. Read and talk with an adult about the books you find.
• With an adult, search the web for fascinating space facts and make your very own space fact book.
• Ask an adult to help you find the names of all the people who have walked on the Moon. There are 12 of them!
• Use an app to find constellations, planets and stars in the night sky. Which constellation is the easiest to recognise? Which star is the brightest?
• With an adult, explore the Hubble Space Telescope website. Check out the amazing gallery images!
• Imagine you’re an astronaut completing different space missions and make a mini book about your work.
• Make a telescope from junk cardboard materials and sticky tape. Just before bedtime, use your telescope to look up at the stars. Can you see any wonderful star patterns in the sky? Grab a piece of paper and draw the pattern of stars that you spotted. Take the pattern to school to share with the class.
• Can you make up a space song or rhyme? Teach the song to your class and perform it as a space choir!
(Taken from Espresso. Espresso is now available at home please ask if you need the student login password.)
Our Solar System
What is Space?