Space Day 2017


Space is a huge subject and our Space-themed resources reflect this. They include a range of content on the planets, space travel and even creatures that may or may not be out there!

The EducationCity Space Toolkit

ThinkIts

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Fact Sheets

Our Space Fact Sheets take the subject matter a step further. Uncover details about the Milky Way, delve into the history of space travel and explore the International Space Station.

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Lesson Plans

With our Lesson Plans, you’ll be able to explore many aspects of space travel with your students. Lessons cover designing a space shuttle to take astronauts to the Space Station and evaluating if there really could have been life on Mars. Your students can even become journalists for the day and interview Neil Armstrong about his amazing experiences.

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Activity Sheets

Our exciting Activity Sheets will have students designing and making. From creating a wanted poster for an alien to finding out what is needed in a space shuttle, you'll find it here!

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Topic Tools

Our interactive, space-themed Topic Tools are ideal for bringing the subject of space to life in your classroom. 

Solar System (Science) - Position and label the planets in an interactive solar system and watch the planets orbit the Sun.

  • England: Year 5 
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 7
  • N. Ireland: P7

Moon (Science) - Understand the different phases of the Moon.

  • England: Year 5
  • Scotland: Second *
  • Wales: Year 5
  • N. Ireland: P5

Activities with Space-Related Content

EducationCity’s Activities are a great place to start and will help your students understand the structure and scale of the solar system. As you’ll see, we’ve mathematics and foreign language Activities with space content, so you can work with the theme across the curriculum.

Manu in the Moon (Science) – Name and describe the phases of the moon in the lunar cycle.

  • England: Year 5
  • Scotland: First **
  • Wales: Year 5
  • N. Ireland: P6

Solar Stroller (Science) – Identify the position of the planets and Pluto within the Solar System.

  • England: Year 5
  • Scotland: Second ***
  • Wales: Year 7
  • N. Ireland: P7

Guerre des Plan├Ętes (French)/Guerra des Planetas (Spanish) - Create simple sentences about the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. 

  • England: Year 5
  • Scotland: Second **
  • Wales: Year 5
  • N. Ireland: P6

Activities with a Space Theme

Looking to cover other subject areas? You can still keep to the space theme with these Activities.

Zoom to the Moon (English/Literacy) - Learn the vowel pattern 'oo' as in 'moon'.

  • England: F1 & F2
  • Scotland: Early **
  • Wales: Reception
  • N. Ireland: P1

Space Adventure (English/Literacy) – To practise segmentation of CVCC words for spelling.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First **
  • Wales: Year 1
  • N. Ireland: P3

Manu on Mars (English/Literacy) – Read and spell the common spelling patterns for long vowel phonemes ie: ‘ie’ ‘i-e’ ‘igh’ and ‘y’.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 1
  • N. Ireland: P4

Manu on Mars (English/Literacy) – Read and spell the common spelling patterns for the vowel phonemes ‘air’: ‘air’, ‘are’, ‘ere’, and ‘ear’.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 1
  • N. Ireland: P3

Manu on Mars (English/Literacy) – Focusing on the vowel phoneme ie: Click on either ‘ie’ ‘i-e’ ‘igh’ or ‘y’ to spell the word.

  • England: Year 1
  • Scotland: First **
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P4

Manu on Mars (English/Literacy) – Focus on the vowel phonemes ‘air’: Click on either ‘air’, ‘are’, ‘ere’, or ‘ear’ to spell the word.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 2
  • N. Ireland: P3

10 x Table Song (Mathematics/Maths/Numeracy) - Listen to and/or sing the 10 x table song and then answer related mental maths questions.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 3
  • N. Ireland: P3

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