Early Years at Oriel Academy learn all about life in space and make DIY space packs as part of Aspirations No Limits curriculum
This term, Early Years students at Oriel Academy had an experience that was out of this world!
Students have learnt all about life in space as an astronaut, as told by real-life astronaut Tim Peake, and have been creative in making their own astronaut accessories – space packs.
A lot of fun was had exploring space this term, but this wasn’t the only reason for studying the topic – it is part of the Aspirations No Limits curriculum.
The No Limits curriculum, unique to Aspirations Academies Trust, uses Applied Transdisciplinary Learning (ATL) that allows students to apply what they have learnt in class to real-world projects that cross different subject disciplines.
This term, the No Limits topic is space. Pupils at Oriel have explored this topic in different subject areas including literacy where they have written and read about space, science where they discussed the lack of gravity in space, and art where they undertook a variety of space-related activities.
In their final space project recently, Early Years students watched a Q&A session with Tim Peake answering questions from other children of similar ages.