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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… lift off! Louise Dobson, teacher and educational writer, shows you how to get your topic off the ground by exploring Space Story with your class.

You have discovered a new planet. What is it like? What will you call it? Peter Dixon, poet and writer, provides some fun ideas to inspire your young space scientists.

Chris McDonald, headteacher and educational writer, uses music software to create a musical score for a scintillating space story.

Become a history detective… get on the case and time travel back to the 17th century to discover what Isaac Newton did for us. You’ll be amazed!

Can the children pit their wits against each other and be the first to rescue Marcus from the Moon in this fun game focusing on position and movement? By Antonia Peters.

Professor Smedley of Storytelling tells us all about Space Girl, a funny and charming oral story – just perfect for drama, storytelling and art activities with younger children.

Jennifer Jenkins, Literacy Co-ordinator at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Nuneaton, finds the drama of Space Story an irresistible starting point for some out of this world writing.

At the end of your Space project, children will be keen to show off their new-found knowledge – and a class assembly is the perfect way to do this.

The enormity of space is difficult to explain to children but fear not help is at hand... prepare to be amazed!

Twitter not for you? Well, there’s nothing like real world experiences to bring a topic to life... and technology often has the answer. Let’s begin by exploring just how much Twitter can add to your Space topic.

Award-winning AST Sarah Williams says Space is one topic that really allows children’s imaginations to soar during science. Stepping into uncharted territory gives them...

Make the world of space accessible to children by creating a planet in your playground.

Performance poet and educator Joshua Siegal shows us how to maximise space's poetry possibilities. 

Mike Elliott, teacher and ICT advisor in Wrexham, shows you how to put some of the best space-themed iPad apps to the test in class with a find-it-out challenge.

Creating great stories is a skill that we can all develop. We tapped into the imagination of Peter Dixon, author of Space Story, and tried to extract some of his top-secret techniques for writing.


Time to pick a book and drift gently off into space – whether it’s fiction, fantasy or fact, we’ve got something for everyone in this selection from children’s book expert, Anne Faundez.

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