Space - Autumn Term

Space - Autumn Term

WOW Lesson

A topic fuelled by curiosity. Learning about the solar system and the wonders of space really encourages children to use their imaginations and think big. It's also a great way to support pupils' understanding of our home planet and the importance of looking after it.



  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • ELG: The Natural World
  • ELG: Writing
  • ELG: Numerical Patterns
  • ELG: Creating with Materials
  • ELG: Past and Present
  • ELG: Speaking
  • ELG: Fine Motor Skills
  • ELG: Building Relationships
  • Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class
  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed
  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used
  • Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories
  • Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society
  • Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary
  • Hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing – using the tripod grip in almost all cases
  • Show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs
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