Category: KS1

KS1 Lesson 2 Main 2: Communicating with the Alien

Time:  10 mins Group size: Whole class – into pairs Tag words: alien, communication, understanding, practice, talking, nonsense, situation, scenario, perform, imagine Ask the class to imagine that an Alien who didn’t speak English came into our classroom and spoke to them.  “Would they understand what we were saying?  Would we understand them?  How would […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Main 1: Alien words

Time: 10 mins Group size:  whole class Tag words: nouns, verbs, adjectives, phonics list, alien, words, body percussion, hand percussion Show the pupils some alien words (KS1 phonics) – decode them as a class. Ask the class “what do these alien words mean?  Could it be a name?  A thing or an object?  An action?” […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Plenary: Developing confidence in singing (2)

Time: 5 mins Group size: whole class Tag words: sing, shuffle, alien, performance, repeat, rehearse, section, confident, clear words   Watch or listen to the last lesson’s performance of the Alien Shuffle and ask the class how they might improve their singing. Work on a section of the song that the class isn’t familiar with […]

KS1 Lesson 2 Starter: Space warm up

Time: 5 mins each Group size:  whole class/group Tag words:  space, syllable, song, clap, rhythmic, slow, accurate, tempo, track, body percussion, complexity, stamp, tap, clap. Focus video: Syllable Song or Clap, Stomp and Chomp https://bit.ly/2rRgOjg Focus track: I feel Space, Lindstrøm https://bit.ly/2HLRy2b   Ask the class to stand up.  Play the music and lead a […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Plenary: Beginning to learn the Alien Shuffle

Time: 5 mins each Group size: whole class/group or partners     Focus Song: Alien Shuffle – https://bit.ly/2jklZBT Tag words:  singing, science, space, alien, shuffle, song, instruments. Ask the pupils what they think they might see on their mission to space?  “Who will we meet?” Play the Alien Shuffle to the pupils and focus on singing the […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Starter: Responding to Music

Time: 5 mins each Group size:  whole class Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra – https://bit.ly/1tONymZ Tag words: Warm-up, listening, movement, response to music, grandeur, majesty, space Explain to the class that they are going to listen to a piece of music, and ask them to think about how it makes them feel.  Other than that, […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Main 2: Moving like an Astronaut

Time: 15 mins Group size: whole group Focus Track: Clubbed To Death – https://bit.ly/2qWlcsL Focus video: Walking on the Moon https://youtu.be/aQX9KOCS7MA Tag words: Listening, dancing, responding, science (gravity), beats, astronaut, movement, dance, club, mirroring.   Show the pupils videos of astronauts moving in space and ask them “what is different about their movements?  Why is […]

KS1 Lesson 1 Main 1: Letter from the European Space Agency

Time: 10 mins Group size: whole class Tag words: reading strategies, phonics, geography, science, alien, planet, letter Arrange for someone from the office to deliver a “Letter from the ESA” letter to the classroom (see associated resources for this printout). It will be most effective and funny/memorable if it is so large that everyone can […]