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Rachel Corcoran
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I would integrate the theme of Space across the curricular areas in my classroom to allow the children to engage meaningfully with Space Week. I would do this by focusing on a different aspect of space with the children each day, using different curricular areas.

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Monday- General Overview of Space/Solar System</span>

English- Meet the Planets by Caryl Hart

SESE- KWL on the planets, Cut and Stick Planets in Order

Music- Planets of the Solar System/Family of the Sun

PE- Planets Game/Planet Dance/Spin the Planet

Art- Painting the Solar System

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Tuesday- The Sun</span>

English- Sun Up, Sun Down by Gail Gibbons

Science- Shadows/Sundials- watching how the sun moves during the day

Geography- My Sky Tonight: Day and Night Activity

Art- Drawing Shadows with chalk

Maths- Shape and Space using shadows

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Wednesday- Stars</span>

Maths- Spatial Awareness using stars

English- Stories in the Sky: Constellations

Art- Star Lantern/Lots and Lots of Stars activity

SESE- making constellations using sticks and playdough

Music- Twinkl Twinkl Little Star

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Thursday- Aliens</span>

English- Reading a letter from Alien to the class/Writing letters to the aliens

Art- Making their own aliens

SESE- Where do aliens live?

Maths- Using the children’s aliens to encourage skip counting (arms, legs, eyes, heads etc)

Music- Ten Little Alien Kids

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Friday- Rockets</span>

English- Zoom to the Moon

Art- Design and Make rockets for their aliens to get back home

SESE- Rocket Experiment

Maths- 3D Shapes (Rockets)

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