Mission Space A Primary 4&5 interdisciplinary topic
Background <ul><li>Composite class of 21 primary 4&5 children on the Isle of Islay </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excell...
Interdisciplinary planning <ul><li>Concrete outcome: Mission Space Challenge: Real life space maths problem solving and sc...
Planner
Outcomes covered <ul><li>SCIENCE OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>SCN 1-06a SCN 2-06a </li></ul><ul><li>I can: </li></ul><ul><li...
Storyline approach <ul><li>Children introduced to letter from Zip Zap the alien on IWB </li></ul><ul><li>Requests informat...
 
Glow  <ul><li>Set up own GLOW group Space: The Final Frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Children use to find weblinks, upload spac...
 
Co-operative group work <ul><li>Co-operative groups set up at start of term; design group banners </li></ul><ul><li>Work i...
 
Numeracy <ul><li>Learn to create excel spreadsheets of space data and turn into graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse data and ...
 
Science <ul><li>Initial discussion to find key questions to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Fact find relationship between Earth,...
 
Animation <ul><li>Learn about the history of animation and science concept of persistence of vision </li></ul><ul><li>Revi...
 
Mission Space: Children’s Thoughts <ul><li>Emily: I really liked it because we got to do lots of activities like science e...
HAVING FUN! TEAM WORK THE 4 CAPACITIES NEW IDEAS MAKING DECISIONS
Web links <ul><li>My Email Address </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Primary 4&5 Space Glow Group </li><...
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  1. 1. Mission Space A Primary 4&5 interdisciplinary topic
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Composite class of 21 primary 4&5 children on the Isle of Islay </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence outcomes already implemented in school </li></ul><ul><li>Argyll and Bute Interdisciplinary planners in use for specific planning </li></ul><ul><li>Previous science linked to farming topic and time </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy topic on time completed the previous term </li></ul><ul><li>Children expressed interest in learning more about space after completing time topic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interdisciplinary planning <ul><li>Concrete outcome: Mission Space Challenge: Real life space maths problem solving and science activities </li></ul><ul><li>Applying skills and knowledge from areas of the curriculum: Numeracy and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cross cutting theme: ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Capacities: CI, EC </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planner
  5. 5. Outcomes covered <ul><li>SCIENCE OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>SCN 1-06a SCN 2-06a </li></ul><ul><li>I can: </li></ul><ul><li>By safely observing and recording the sun and moon at various times, describe their patterns of movement and changes over time. I can relate these to the length of a day, a month and a year. </li></ul><ul><li>By observing or researching features of our solar system, use simple models to communicate my understanding of size, scale, time and relative motion within it. </li></ul><ul><li>MATHEMATICS OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>MTH 2-21a 2-16a 2-17d </li></ul><ul><li>I Can: . </li></ul><ul><li>I can display data in a clear way using a suitable scale, by choosing appropriately from an extended range of tables, charts, diagrams and graphs, making effective use of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Having explored a range of 3D objects and 2D shapes , I can use mathematical language to describe their properties, and through investigation can discuss where and why particular shapes are used in the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Having investigated where, why and how scale is used and expressed, I can apply my understanding to interpret simple models, maps and plans. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Storyline approach <ul><li>Children introduced to letter from Zip Zap the alien on IWB </li></ul><ul><li>Requests information on Earth, moon and sun and the solar system </li></ul><ul><li>Children set up space fact files to record information in as they find it out </li></ul><ul><li>Record podcasts and write reports explaining night and day </li></ul><ul><li>Write to Zip Zap describing Islay </li></ul>
  7. 8. Glow <ul><li>Set up own GLOW group Space: The Final Frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Children use to find weblinks, upload space homework and discuss space facts </li></ul><ul><li>Join Science Too Hot too Handle Glow Meet on Space: Children question astronomers from Edinburgh and St Andrews </li></ul>
  8. 10. Co-operative group work <ul><li>Co-operative groups set up at start of term; design group banners </li></ul><ul><li>Work in groups for Mission Space maths and science challenges and animations </li></ul><ul><li>Roles allocated and time limits set </li></ul><ul><li>Results presented to class </li></ul><ul><li>Self evaluate effectiveness of team work </li></ul>
  9. 12. Numeracy <ul><li>Learn to create excel spreadsheets of space data and turn into graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse data and use to compare planets in solar system </li></ul><ul><li>Use 3D nets to create space stations, discuss shape and aerodynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Create scale models of planets using a compass </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative maths problem solving based on real life space scenarios on world maths day </li></ul>
  10. 14. Science <ul><li>Initial discussion to find key questions to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Fact find relationship between Earth, Moon, Sun and time: Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Complete moon diary and phases of the moon scroll </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate features of solar system; create scale model and analyse planet data </li></ul><ul><li>Create Space FACT Files to record data </li></ul><ul><li>Write report on origin of universe </li></ul><ul><li>Mission space science challenge in National science week: Co-operative group carousel of science activities </li></ul>
  11. 16. Animation <ul><li>Learn about the history of animation and science concept of persistence of vision </li></ul><ul><li>Review stop motion animations, learn techniques </li></ul><ul><li>In co-operative groups create storyboard for short alien animation set on another planet </li></ul><ul><li>Allocate roles: Set design, animator, camera and director </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare, film and edit films and publish on website and Glow. </li></ul>
  12. 18. Mission Space: Children’s Thoughts <ul><li>Emily: I really liked it because we got to do lots of activities like science experiments and challenges to go to other planets. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason: I would like a chance to tell other people all the interesting facts we learnt, and we could work better in groups next time. </li></ul><ul><li>Liam: It was interesting, I really liked doing the animations because I liked finding out how to make them. </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen: Good, because I can tell people lots of interesting facts about space. </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel: I enjoyed the mission to Mars, and would like to do even more science next time! </li></ul>
  13. 19. HAVING FUN! TEAM WORK THE 4 CAPACITIES NEW IDEAS MAKING DECISIONS
  14. 20. Web links <ul><li>My Email Address </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Primary 4&5 Space Glow Group </li></ul><ul><li>https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk/establishments/abportellenprimaryschool/P4.5/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Glow National Science Group Too Hot Too Handle </li></ul><ul><li>https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk/establishments/nationalsite/Science/Too%20Hot%20To%20Handle%20Project/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Animations by pupils found in news section of school website </li></ul><ul><li>www.peps.ik.org </li></ul>

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