Space KS2 – Pie Corbett poems for creative descriptive writing

What's included?

PDF featuring original poems and activity ideas, plus Powerpoint featuring the poems for use on an interactive whiteboard

Key Stage



Years 3-6


Blast off into the unknown and discover a galaxy of KS2 poems with this space KS2 resource from Pie Corbett.

The internet is alive with images of space – planets, moons, suns and stars – but also images of ‘flying saucers’ and aliens. This is always a topic that grabs children’s interest.

An interesting way into the topic might be to leave a message from an alien in the classroom – scrawled on a screen, hidden in a container or even a large poster pinned on the classroom door. Soon your class will be buzzing with conspiracy theories.

Space KS2 resource

This download contains a number of space themed poems and a variety of activity suggestions that you can try out in your classroom. The lesson culminates with children writing their own space poetry.

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KS2 poems resources

Each of these Pie Corbett Talk for Writing resources contains a Powerpoint and a PDF full of KS2 poetry ideas.

Pie Corbett is an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet who has written over 200 books. He is also known for promoting creative approaches in the classroom and has experience as a teacher, headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Follow him on Twitter at @PieCorbett.

Space KS2 poetry resource
Space KS2 – Pie Corbett poems for creative descriptive writing

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