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Lesson 1: History (THURSDAY'S ZOOM LESSON)

L.I.To describe how a significant individual or movement has influenced the UK or wider world.

‘We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organise and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win’ – John F. Kennedy, 1962.


What does this tell us about America’s attitude to the 1960s Space Race? Why were they were so determined to succeed?


The Space Race (1955-1975)

The Cold War saw a competition between the world's two great powers-the democratic, capitalist United States and the communist Soviet Union. Both sides would...

The Space Race was a competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US) for supremacy in space exploration. This included the launching of artificial satellites, spaceflight and manned voyages to the Moon.


Have a look through the PowerPoint below then create a timeline of the space race.

Lesson 2: PSHE

L.I. To create strategies for sharing my feelings in a healthy way.

Think of a time where you found things difficult. Mind map some words which describe how it made you feel. How did you feel once things got better? Note down some of those words. How do those words differ? What do you notice? 


Think of some strategies that you feel have helped you, a family member or a friend. You may want to discuss these at home.


Create a poster with these strategies and send them to your class teacher so we can all share our ideas with each other. 


Lesson 3: Music

L.I. To use musical vocabulary to explain some of the reasons why a piece of music might have been composed.

Listen to popular songs about space.

“Starman” David Bowie

 “Spaceman” Babylon Zoo

“Supermassive Black Hole” Muse

“Fly Me To The Moon” Frank Sinatra


Now, listen to Rocket Man by Elton John and Space Oddity by David Bowie, analysing the lyrics of these songs to discover the stories being told.

 “Space Oddity” David Bowie

“Rocket Man” Elton John


What are the common themes running through both songs? How are they reflective of the time they were written? What do you think the artist was saying about the Space Race? Note down the similarities and differences in these songs.


Lesson 4: Art & Design

L.I. To design and create a star constellation

What is a star constellation? Have you seen any before? Do you know any of their names?

Go through the star constellation fact cards to find out more about them.

Lesson 5: Science

L.I. To know the life cycle of a star.

You've all been sharing with us a variety of incredible facts about stars already but let's learn a little more. Today, we're going to be exploring the life cycle fo a star. Go through the PowerPoint then have a go at sequencing the life cycle from the sheet.