Category: Main

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 1 Main 2: Moving like an Astronaut

Time: 15 mins Group size: whole group Focus Track: Clubbed To Death – Focus video: Walking on the Moon 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 […]