It's now over fifty years since the first humans walked on the moon – and Journeys into Space allows up to 420 pupils to celebrate this extraordinary milestone in a single day.
Following an assembly looking at ways that light allows us to look at the history of the stars, pupils work a year group at a time, using a range of age-appropriate drama techniques to explore the wonders of the cosmos …
- EYFS: the characteristics of stars, planets and moons ...
- KS1: the life cycles of stars
- Years 3 & 4: The Perils of Space Travel
- Years 5 & 6: the moon - and the Apollo 11 landing
Suitable for: EYFS – KS2 (up to 60 pupils at a time!)
Exploring (according to age): the characteristics of stars, planets and moons, the life cycles of stars, the scientific challenges posed by space travel, the moon, the Apollo 11 programme
Duration: 30 – 90 minutes per workshop, depending on how many classes are involved
"The workshops were great and the children thoroughly enjoyed them. The whole year group are very excited about what they have learned about the space race and are looking forward to publishing their poems to go on display in our school hall." Journeys into Space workshops at Castle Bromwich Junior School
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