What do you think the first Moon Village will look like?
In this lesson, children will get into groups of three or four and design their own Moon Village using geographical terms. Your pupils are free to include whatever ideas they like. Do they want an alien communication centre, or a pogo-stick racetrack? Great!
You can then discuss with them what ‘accessible’ means. Children will redesign their plans making them disabled-friendly. Finally, your pupils can build a model of their Moon Village using recycled pots and boxes and then present their models and ideas to the rest of the class
ks2 English (extension task)
ks2 Art and design
National Curriculum Keywords
Years 3 and 4: Believe, breathe, build, century, different, difficult, experiment, imagine, island, material, natural, special.
Years 5 and 6: Achieve, attached, communicate, community, convenience, environment, equipment, excellent, individual, leisure, lightning, marvellous, necessary, neighbour, physical, symbol, temperature, vegetable.
National Curriculum Objectives
- To develop an understanding of what ‘disabled friendly’ means.
- To communicate information using different methods.
- To develop creative problem-solving using maths, science, and art and design.
- To develop pupils’ skills in working as a group.
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