## Rounding decimals

Use this resource with the Pirate problems lesson from our Books topic.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

To extend the activity, ask the children to work out the total distance the pirates would travel if they visited all the islands.   Can they find a shorter route and draw it on the map? How much shorter would the route be?   Look at the scale. What if the scale were 1cm = 2km – what would the approximate distances between the islands be then? Try out other scales, such as 1cm = 500m.

Challenge the children to devise maths problems based on the diagram. For example: ‘If the pirates were travelling at six kilometres per hour, how long would it take them to sail from island A to island B?’

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• ## Space Story ebook

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

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• ## Beginnings, middles and endings

A simple story structure sheet for Space Story.

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• ## Order the story

Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of Space story: Miss Wacky's day out in the correct order.

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• ## Space assembly - closing thought

Read through the closing thought with the children and talk about the ideas in it.

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• ## Space Story video

This retelling of Space Story comes from storyteller Therese Collins. Talk to the children about how stories can change with every retelling.

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• ## Understanding the story

Let the children demonstrate how well they’ve understood Space Story: Miss Wacky’s Day Out with these comprehension questions.

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• ## Space poem

Teach personification in poetry with this charming poem from Joshua Seigal.

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• ## BIG words

Talking about the size of the universe is a great time to improve children’s vocabulary relating to size.

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• ## Crew profile

Develop children’s understanding of the main characters in Space Story with these fun crew profile sheets.

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• ## Character outline

Write the character’s own thoughts and ideas inside the outline; write other people’s thoughts and ideas about the character on the outside.

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• ## Let’s find Marcus

Play this fun game to help with the concept of position and movement.

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• ## Find my spaceship

Practise number skills with these space-themed activity sheets for KS1.

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• ## Space word list

Use this sheet to develop children’s subject vocabulary and support writing activities.

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• ## What next, Marcus?

Story starter: Marcus Bole is left on the Moon but what happens next?

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• ## Isaac Newton biography

Learn about the Father of Science, Sir Isaac Newton with this short biography.

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• ## Constellation map

Create a map of your favourite constellation.

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• ## Space fact cards

Our space fact cards are packed with information about all of the planets in our solar system.

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• ## Space fact card template

Our downloadable space fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.

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• ## Space fact cards - image only

These image-only space fact cards are ready for children to add their own facts. Use on the whiteboard or on tablet computers.

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• ## Space girl

Nikky Smedley tells the story of Space Girl.

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• ## Spaceboot shuffle

Reinforce number bonds with these space-themed activity sheets for KS1.

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• ## Amazing space

This collection of nebulas will be great inspiration for music, art and poetry.

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• ## What is the risk?

Show the children the risk assessment form you use for school visits.

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• ## Space storytelling certificate – EY and KS1

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Space Story themed certificate.

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• ## The apple and the planet – radio play

Introduce children to Isaac Newton’s discoveries and develop listening skills at the same time with this entertaining radio play.

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• ## Space storytelling certificate – KS2

Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Space Story themed certificate.

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• ## Storytelling prompts – phrases

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.

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• ## Storytelling prompts – keywords

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Space story: Miss Wacky's day out are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.

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• ## Storytelling prompts

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.

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• ## Twitter – setting up an account

Use our step-by-step guide to setting up a Twitter account.

A quick guide to Twitter speak.

• ## Green alien profile pic

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

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• ## Space Story playscript

Recreate our Space Story adventure with this editable playscript.

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• ## Add Hox – Spaceman Scientist teachers’ notes

Information and activity ideas based on Add Hox: Spaceman Scientist by Cleo Mussi.

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• ## The apple and the planet

Introduce children to Isaac Newton’s discoveries and develop listening skills at the same time with this entertaining radio play.

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The transcript of Episode 2 of Amadeus Jones' radio play to use alongside ‘The fall guy’ from the Space topic.

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• ## Dice templates

Dice templates for the ‘Let's find Marcus’ maths game.

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