Reply To: Module 5 – Rockets & Alien Chemistry

Aoife Purcell

    I would like to focus on some activities I could add in for Space Week. As I teach infants I feel that Aistear is a great place to have lots of space related activities.
    Oral Language: Using posters and videos to introduce the space related vocabulary you would like them to use that week.
    Role play – The children could act out being on the space station /as aliens etc
    Small World Play: set up a tuff tray using astronauts, rockets etc. /draw stars, planets etc onto tray.
    Playdough – Designing and creating their own rocket out of playudough
    Construction: Build their own rocket/Space station etc.

    I would also add in some numeracy games with a space theme during ready set go maths such as space race-roll the dice and count to 10, fill the spaceships with the correct number of aliens, alien hunt etc.

    We would use fictional space themed books for our story that week. We could also focus on some space themed songs/poems. I like the idea of a whole school assembly also for each class to showcase their work during Space Week. We also work with 6th closely as they act as buddies for the juniors so we could definitely collaborate on an experiment/an art activity like paper mache planets etc.

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