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Week 8

Monday 1st June


Hello boys and girls!


This is going to be a very exciting week as we are starting a new mini topic.


I hope you all have your space boots and helmets at the ready because we are becoming astronauts for the week and we are on space mission to learn everything there is to know about....



By the end of the week you will be be fully fledged astronauts and will be experts on things space related! 


Your first mission is.....


Read through the 'Space Information' PowerPoint.


Can you write down five facts that you have learnt about Space?



Tuesday 2nd June


Today's Space Mission is....


Can you explain why we have Day and Night?


Re-read the story 'Back to Earth with a Bump' as Hal explains what he discovers about the Earth and the Sun.


Note to Parents:

This worksheet has been differentiated three ways, please chose the level for your child.


This worksheet and the engaging activities included will help your child to learn and recall the different stages of the Day and Night cycle. They will also learn about the rotation of the Earth, its place in the solar system and the role the Sun plays in our everyday lives and perception of time. 


The Day and Night Cycle

The Earth is in a constant state of rotation - turning on its axis and completing a full turn every 24 hours. This rotation and the location of the Earth in the solar system means that one side of the Earth always faces the sun whilst the other faces away.

Because of this, we have the Day and Night cycle which is constant and predictable. The concept of daytime and nighttime only exists because of the Earth's rotation and the sun, which gives us the heat and light which determines the daytime.

Wednesday 3rd June


Space Mission Number 3

This is Mission Control. Can you hear us?


We have an important mission for you. The eight planets in our solar system are getting muddled up. We need a way to remember the correct order of the planets starting from the Sun.



Create your ow mnemonic to remember the order of the planets.



My - Mercury

Very - Venus

Easy - Earth 

Method - Mars

Just - Jupiter

So - Saturn

U - Uranus 

kNow - Neptune



Additional Activity:

Create a solar system mobile. You will be able to correctly order the planets. 



Thursday 4th June


“That’s one small step for man,
one giant leap for mankind.”


   Space Mission Number 4   

Your mission is to learn about Neil Armstrong...a real life astronaut.




  • Read the information about Neil Armstrong.


  • Order and create a timeline of the key events in Neil Armstrong's life.


Note to Parents:

Differentiated timeline formats available. Children can choose to fill in the blanks or cut out the pictures and stick them on. If you want to complete this the workbook, children can create their own timeline following the template on worksheet.