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KS1 – Lesson 3 Main 1: Making a rocket

Time: 15mins + Group size: Small Groups Tag words: construct, make, model, junk, boxes, bottles, tape, build, rocket, materials, excitinguct, make, model, junk, boxes, bottles, tape, build, rocket, materials, exciting Explain to the class that they are going to work in small groups to construct their own space rocket.  Give out a variety of exciting materials […]

KS1 – Lesson 3 Main 2: The view from the rocket window

Time: 15 mins+ Group size: Whole Class Tag words: launch control, rocket, Console, Computer, buttons, switches, windows, paper, pens, display Cover your whole classroom in sugar paper (tables and display boards) Explain to the class they are going to draw the views from the rocket’s windows as if the classroom is the rocket and they […]

KS1 Lesson 3 Main 3: BLAST OFF!

Time: 5 mins each Group size: Whole Class/Group or Partners Focus Track:  Tag words: countdown, flying, physical, movement  Children to get in their rockets (either the small ones they’ve made or the huge whole class one) and blast off. Lead a big countdown and imagine flying through space to the song suggested or another […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 1

Time: 15 mins Group size: Whole Class/Group Tag words: Explore, discover, find, search, seek, tuned, untuned, percussion, instruments, treasure, alien, artefact, sort, choose  Hide lots of tuned and untuned percussion instruments around the room. Ask the pupils to explore the room/alien world and give them a minute to carefully hunt down the alien treasures before […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 2: The Sound of an Alien Instrument

Time: 10 mins Group size: Small Groups Tag words: artefact, scrape, buzz, ring, shake, play, instrument, alien, check, explore, different, sound, timbre Place a number of different instruments in groups on the floor, ideally a range of instruments that includes a bell, a shaker, a tambourine, a chime bar, a scraper, a drum etc. Get […]

KS1 Lesson 4 Main 3: Making Alien Music

Time: 15 mins Group size: Whole Class Tag words: composing, performing, improvising, instruments, pattern, counting, timbre, play, number, remember, counting, different, sounds Explain to the class that it’s time to make our own piece of Alien Music using the instruments/artefacts found on the alien planet.  Make sure each pupil has an instrument and is sat […]

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 […]

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