KS1 Lesson 4 Starter: Arrival on an Alien planet

Time: 5 mins each

Group size: Whole Class/Group

Focus Track: Play “Neptune” from The Planets by Holst : https://bit.ly/2FzjPHo

Tag words: arriving, landing, spaceship, descending, looking, seeing, hear, smell, feel, music, orchestra, planet, Holst 

Ask the children to stand and then tell them they are landing on an alien planet! Lead them through the spaceship landing, and opening the door…

Ask them to imagine looking around the alien planet.
Play “Neptune” from The Planets by Holst : https://bit.ly/2FzjPHo

Ask them what they can see, hear and smell as they look around. How does the music make them feel?

For more information about Neptune, watch the Philharmonia Orchestra listening guide here (though this is too advanced for the children, it gives some useful background) : https://bit.ly/2HJPcRb

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