Learning By Topic KS1: Space and English

Theme/Spelling words: solar, system, planets, international, astronaut, shuttle, gravity, galaxy, eclipse, asteroid.

List spellings in alphabetical order

Write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

Make your spelling words by forming the letters out of play dough. Top Tip: This is also a great exercise to strengthen those fine motor skills.

Imagine you are aboard the International Space Station; describe what you can see outside the window. (Genre of Writing: Description) Top Tip: Look at some images of space and the position of the International Space Station before you commence this task.

If you were offered a spot on the next space shuttle mission, would you go? Why/Why not? (Genre of Writing: Explanation)

Some people remember the order of the planets of solar system by different sentences and rhymes, example: My Very Enthusiastic Mother Just Served Us Noodles! Can you create your own sentence that will help you remember the order of the planets?

Write a story with the title “The Great Space Adventure”. (Genre of writing: Narrative)

List as many adjectives as you can to describe space.

Write an acrostic poem for the words ‘Space’ and ‘Solar System’.

Yesterday an alien knocked on your door! What happened next?! Write a diary entry about your strange encounter. (Genre of writing: Recount)

Write out a shopping list of the ingredients you will need to make your moon sand from your maths activity.

Now write or draw the steps for making your cake to create a list of instructions. Top Tips: You may like to film it instead and pretend you are the host of a kids craft show! (Genre of writing: Instructions)

Using your finger, spell out your theme words in the moon sand.