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Our Key Stage 1 Spaceman workshop

Meet a (pretend) spaceman in this fun workshop linked to the

Neil Armstrong Key Stage 1 Science National Curriculum topic

Key Stage 1 summary:

Looking for a real wow boost to your Key Stage 1 Significant Individuals science topic? Then look no further as I inspire your year 1 and year 2 pupils about space exploration and the life of Neil Armstrong in a fun and imaginative way.  


Delivered in role as Mr B the spaceman looking for his spaceship along with his companion ‘Spaceted’, it also involves lots of real science such as an explanation of gravity, rockets, the moon landings and (of course!) the life of Neil Armstrong.

firing a rocket in a key stage 1 spacema

A Teddy rescue with some real science!

A typical year 1 or year 2 science workshop lasts around an hour and a quarter and involves me as the "Spaceman" coming into class in the spacesuit and visiting the pupils to talk about space travel, what it is like to be an astronaut and the story of how I rescued my trusty space travel companion, Spaceted, from the moon. This is then followed by a picture session wearing the helmet and holding spaceted, finishing with a (very safe) ‘stomp-rocket’ session, when pupils jump on an air powered rocket launcher to launch foam rockets across the room in a thrilling finale.

Key Stage 1 workshop summary:

  • An imaginitive experience, delivered in role as a pretend spaceman, giving you plenty of opportunities for follow on writing, drama and artwork

  • Has lots of real science hidden inside it, such as gravity and  Neil Armstrong (FREE planning and Neil Armstrong lesson ideas here)

  • Lasts around an hour and a quarter

  • For two or more classes it is delivered altogether for a slightly longer session (requires hall)

  • For a single class, you can combine it with a materials session after break (not delivered in the spacesuit)

having a selfie with a spaceman in year
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