St John's C of E Primary School

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Aliens (Space)

There’s an Alien 👽 in your book.

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Listen to one of our favourite books in Nursery.


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about space. Learning may focus on our Solar System, the Sun and the Moon. It could look at life in outer space from the view of an astronaut and travelling through space. 




Remarkable Rockets

  • Use junk modelling or craft items you have around your house to create your own rocket. Toilet roll tubes are a good starting point. You could have rocket races in the garden:

                        ○    Tie a string up at an angle or use the washing line.

                        ○    Blow up a balloon and sellotape it to your rocket. Hold the end of the balloon but do not tie it.

                        ○    Let the balloon go and watch your rocket fly! 


Make a Textured Planet

  • Work with your child to create a replica of a planet. You could papier mache a balloon, or colour, paint or stick bits of materials on to the card to create textured effects. This shaving foam paint technique (see picture) creates a great textured finish when dry. Simply spray shaving foam onto a plate and drop in food colouring or poster paint.


Explore Space Online

  • Support your child in looking at the Earth from space using the Google Earth  programme and identifying simple features such as water.
  • Can you find your home? What does your child notice about the surrounding area? 


Phone Home

  • Create a space phone with your child using items from around the home. Get them to practise forming numerals correctly to create the buttons. 
  • Make a space phone book to support roleplay. Ask your child to draw a picture of a different alien on each page and write a phone number for them. 


Have a Space Themed Party/Picnic

  • Support your child to use tin foil to create shiny space suits for their teddies and dolls. They could have a space-themed teddy bear’s picnic afterwards where they share the biscuits in the next activity!  
  • Make yummy star biscuits to share at the picnic. Click here to find instructions on how to support your child in making simple star biscuits. They could share them at their space themed teddy bear’s picnic.  

STEM Learning Opportunities #sciencefromhome

Mission X – Astro Agility Course

●    Complete an agility course to improve movement skills, co-ordination, and speed. Record your speed and see if you can get faster with practise. See here

●    Sign up and access all of the Mission X resources here.