Field Trip to the Moon – KS1 cross-curricular activities

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Years 1-2


Rich in rhyme and figurative language, Field Trip to the Moon by Jeanne Willis and John Hare will enthral young readers…

What will kids learn?

Jeanne Willis and John Hare’s story will delight and entertain children. It will also introduce sophisticated themes such as isolation, acceptance and difference.

Picture books are a fantastic literary resource. This captivating lunar adventure is thoughtfully illustrated and brought to life with a sensitive voice.

Young children will laugh out loud at the antics of the naughty aliens. Don’t be surprised if your class notices the pantomime qualities of the text. They might start calling out “Behind you!’’ as you read it aloud.

What is Field Trip to the Moon about?

Most children look forward to a school trip, so who would say no to a field trip to the moon? And yet, the main character in this story seems uninspired by this event.

While the other children explore, guided by their teacher, our independent protagonist wanders off and records his findings in his notebook.

Other than taking place on the moon, it seems like an ordinary school visit – until the aliens appear!

Johanna Howard is LKS2 Y3/4 lead at Weeke Primary in Winchester. Jonathan Rooke is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Winchester.

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Field Trip to the Moon – KS1 cross-curricular activities

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