Reply To: Module 3 – Stars, Space and Aliens

Claire Kelly

    Aliens and space

    I would begin my lessons with a story book called ‘The Smeds and The Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler .The children would sit in a circle and enjoy the fabulous rhymes in the story. I would ask the children to describe the aliens before showing them the illustrations in the book. I would write the features of their aliens on the board .Having read the story we would compare our predictions with the actual aliens illustrated in the story.

    The children would then work with their partner and using lots of materials      ( card, buttons, eyes, pipe cleaners, playdough, etc )  make  models  of the Smeds and Smoos relations . One family is blue while the the other is red.

    On completion the children would describe their character by attributes and categorize into  a particular family. We would discuss the similarities and difference in appearance of each family.

    The story emphasizes friendship, love, adventure and togetherness.

    As a follow on lesson the children could add a chapter to the story using their created characters.

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