Extraordinary Maths - The Race into Space
The Extraordinary World of Space opens up a whole galaxy of resources and activities, exploring maths, literacy, science and history – all through the topic of “Space”. Launch straight off, using our suggested timetable, or plan your own day using the editable version. There is more than enough to here to pack a day full of exciting, engaging and immersive learning – allowing teachers to extend the approach if they want.
Who is it for?
All of the resources have been differentiated, for pupils from EYFS/P1 – Year 6/P7. Finding the right resources is as simple as searching by year group, making it easy for teachers to plan the perfect day for their class.
What is included?
There’s everything you need here (and more!) to plan a whole-school WOW day. All of the resources have been designed in line with curriculum requirements and include Maths, Literacy, Science and History activities. Will you blast-off with an opening assembly – featuring a video message from our intrepid explorer, Ady – before taking part in the whole-school literacy challenge, Mars Rescue? Perhaps your pupils would enjoy taking each other on some Interplanetary Tours, through our carefully structured drama activity? Or managing mission budgets, in Space Maths? Whether you’d prefer a trip through the history of space travel, or to explore the planets poetically (in Cosmic Clerihews) you’ll find it all here.
How does it work?
Once you have purchased the day, you and your colleagues will have access to the whole bank of Extraordinary World of Space resources to use how and when you please. Class teachers can choose to use the timetable we have provided or use the editable framework to design a bespoke day of activity. Of course, you don’t have to use the resources as part of a whole-school event. You may want to run a day for just one key stage, one year group, or even a single class – the beauty of this approach is that you decide.
The search is on for the UK’s next astronaut – and Major Tom wants your pupils’ help in selecting the best person for the job. He’s found six well-suited candidates, all with different qualifications – but it’s up to you to decide which one will win The Race into Space! Includes: Opening and closing films, PowerPoint challenges, themed maths worksheets and themed literacy activities (with writing frameworks).