Hello Owls! 🌟👨🏼🚀👩🏾🚀
This week we are starting our new space topic, we are going to be travelling to space and thinking about the things we need to take with us to space and we will be finding out everything we wish to know about space!
To start with we are going to watch the recent rocket launch of Space X Falcon9 and see Bob and Doug enter the international space station. We will also have a look at the moon landing and see what we can notice about the moons surface.
Have a look at the clips below:
We will then talk about what we need to take with us to space – I will post the worksheet we will be using to write about what we wish to take with us.
Following on from this we will then focus on the book:
“The Man on the Moon” by Simon Bartram
This is a great story about the life of Bob as the Man on the Moon. It explores the idea of aliens in a very comical way, a story the children will love!
Before we look at the book, we are going to look at the first two pictures of Bob, and we will think about questions we might like to ask him and things we might like to find out about space.
We will write the questions down and send them to Bob for him to answer the following day through the use of the book.
We will also look at a science experiment about craters on the moon and we will investigate using corn flour and baby oil how to make our own craters and what happens if we drop the rocks/pebbles from a high/low level. I shall post the experiment card onto Tapestry for you to use.
There are also a lot of videos on Youtube and other platforms which show people in space carrying out daily routines such as washing their hair and going to bed and how this differs to being on earth.
We will also use the construction resources throughout the play to construct rockets and moon buggies. The children will be encouraged to design a moon buggy first and then create it using a resource of their choice.
We will play some phonics games based around the theme of space. We will be focusing on phase four sounds and the children will search for and read words based on space.
Most of our phonics will be completed through our writing and applying the known sounds as well as reading books together.
Each morning we will also have some time focusing on our letter formation.
The children have been loving watching an episode of Numberblocks at snack time, so we will continue to watch an episode of Numberblocks and then use the NCETM resources to consolidate the learning from the episode. We will also have challenges based on the episodes with regards to addition sentences.
We are going to use the space theme to recap shapes and odd and even numbers. We are going to play an alien describing game, one child will describe an alien for the other child to draw. They need to use mathematical describing sentences such as: “My Alien has a circle head” , “My Alien has an odd number of legs” or “My Alien has 2 rectangle arms”.
For our PE, we will be trying to get outside as much as possible and continuing our daily mile. Where this is not possible we will complete a go noodle dance inside the classroom.
We will also be using the Twinkl Space Music/Dance activities to inspire us move to music within the classroom as well as talk about the music and how it makes us feel and how we feel we should move to the music.
This space theme is going to continue for a few weeks, so if you would like to join in with it, find out what your child would like to find out about space and see if you can incorporate that into their learning.
Good Luck Owl Astronauts!
Have a lovely week!
Thank you for continuing to share everything you have been up to at home school still! I appreciate everything you are doing and sending me!
Miss Woolls x