Category: KS1

KS1 Lesson 5 Main 2: Evidence!

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Group Tag words: adjectives, drawing, evidence, explorer, expedition, picture, photo, sighting Explain that when an explorer or an expedition discovers a new place, it is tradition to take a photo there. Ask the pupils to draw a picture of the alien on the alien sighting pro forma, and while […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Main 1: Planetary Breakdown!

Time: 25 mins Group size: Groups Tag words: Fuel, Engine, Rocket, Breakdown, Gravity. Role-play, flight check, crescendo, louder, music, piece, crescendo, quietly, louder Tell the class that we need to return to Earth. Role-play opening the hatches, and climbing into the spaceship. Set the scene by running through some flight checks – “check fuel – […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Main 2: Coming Home!

Time: 5 mins Group size: Whole Group Tag words: pitch, low, descending, sinking, diminuendo, instruments, landing, hands, high, quieter, slower, lower  Tell the class that they are almost home, and about to descend through Planet Earth’s atmosphere. Using the pitched instruments, ask for a volunteer from the class to show you what they think landing […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Plenary: Sharing the mission experiences

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Class/Groups or Partners Focus Track: Alien Shuffle –  Tag words: review, evaluate, perform, share, mission, alien, shuffle  Ask the pupils to share with the rest of the class what their favourite part of the whole mission was. If time, go back through the work they have done, or […]

KS1 Lesson 6 Starter: Taking off or landing – what does it sound like?

Time: 10 mins Group size: Whole Class/Group Focus Track: Also Sprach Zarathustra – Tag words: pitch, high, rising, ascending, crescendo, remember, describe, taking off, landing, moving, up, down, hands  Ask the class “can you remember this music from earlier lessons? Can you describe it?” (it builds up, it gets louder, the pitch gets higher, […]

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?” […]