Space – the sun, moon, stars and planets

This skills-based lesson explores the theme of space.

Space – the sun, moon, stars and planets
Katy Simpson-Davies

In this lesson, children play a game using vocabulary about space, sing a song about travelling to the sun, listen to and read a story about a fictional planet. Then design and draw their own story with support from a structured template.

Learning outcomes

  • Extend vocabulary related to space
  • Develop learners' speaking and listening skills
  • Develop learners' writing skills

Age/ level

Aged 9-12 (CEFR level A2)


60-70 minutes. This could be done over two lessons 


  • Lesson plan
  • Story maker worksheet
  • In addition, you will need paper or card, dice, and access to an online song and story
Language Level


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