Friday, 28 October 2011

Space & Aliens

After a conversation on Twitter with a few people (specifically Nicki Allman & Dawn Hallybone) I had some help in brainstorming things I could teach over the next few weeks.

I should mention at this point, that I've not taught so far this academic year, due to breaking my leg just before the end of the summer holidays, so I still need to get to know the class. Nicki very generously sent me some fabulous plans for work based around Dr Who (the BBC Schools links are here). I'm definitely going to do a few weeks based on that, but I felt I needed a buffer, or a 'getting to know each other' week - but one that would allow a good deal of learning to take place.

I've created a topic plan for a week's worth of lessons (not including Maths, which I keep as stand-alone lessons) based around the book The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
Please bear in mind that there are gaps & not a lot of detail, but if you can pinch an idea or two, then please feel free to. You can access the doc here.


  1. The plan looks great. I agree it's a good idea to have the buffer to get to know the class before launching an extended theme. Hope all goes well.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)
    NSW, Australia

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post and the one on independent learning. I want to do something similar at the end of our space topic and your two articles have given me some inspiration. Thanks.