There's no better topic for creating awe and wonder than a topic on Space. We start with a story from author, poet, performer and educationalist Peter Dixon'. Space Story: Miss Wacky's Day Out tells the tale of a class trip to the Moon.
- The A2 poster is an image of Add Hox: Spaceman Scientist by Cleo Mussi. There's lots to talk about from the inspiration for the poster through to how to make art from mosaics.
- A3 poster 1 – NASA's Marks Rover
- A4 poster 2 – Our story-starter poster. What happens to Marcus Bole now he's stuck on the moon? Will he ever get home again?
Our space topic will really get those critical thinking muscles stretched:
Literacy: Research character and plot, with a little bit of drama thrown in as we explore Space Story. Plus you can invite a spaceman into your class with some experiential learning using Twitter. Peter Dixon also looks at some fun ideas for imaginative writing.
Maths: Who'll be the first to rescue Marcus Bole? We're got some great maths activities that will show you the way.
Science: Award-winning AST Sarah Williams steps into unchartered territory and watches children's imaginations soar with some great science activities. Also, ICT advisor Mike Elliot explores some great space apps and explains how to organise a fiendish research challenge.
History: We take a look at Isaac Newton and travel to the 17th Century and discover just what he did for us.
Music: Get into the groove and create musical scores for your space stories. It's easier than you think! Chris McDonald shows us the way.
And don't miss our bonus video of storyteller Nikky Smedley telling us all about Space Girl.
Pupils love the weird and wonderful concept of space. From landing on the moon to living on Mars, there's plenty of thrills and spills all the way. Find out more in our super science article.
Your mission: take off with our D&T activities. Rockets at the ready!