Henry’s Space Adventure led by P5


This was a collaborative learning experience for Primary 5. The class, led by their teacher Rachel Chalmers, had been exploring Space through ‘Henry’- an alien who visited them to find out about  life on earth. Using the knowledge and skills they gained, the class decided to create a series of challenges for another class. Working with different partners, they created their own STEM challenges based on their idea of sending Henry back into Space. In addition they created, filmed and edited their own Blast Off film to send Henry into Space to set the scene for their audience.

Originally this pack was created to share the learning through TePL, an innovative and inclusive approach by the University of Aberdeen to explore learning opportunities created and shared in ‘real time’ using Shared Learning Spaces. The P5 class from Middleton Park School linked with a class from Danestone School using the interactive whiteboards, high definition cameras and roaming microphones. The class joined forces to solve the clues that had been created by Middleton Park School. More can be found about the TePL initiative on http://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/tepl/

This pack will allow you to take part in Henry’s Adventures in Space Challenge. All the resources are here for you to use. Approximate Time – 60 minutes. We would love to hear any feedback if you use the resource.  The film below sets the scene for the challenges.

Click on the links below to access the resources.

Guide for Teachers

Planet Fact Files

Henry in Space – IDL

Challenge 1 – Where is Henry?

Challenge 2 – Where is Astronaut A?

Challenge 3 – Where is Astronaut B?

Challenge 4 – Artefact Clues

Challenge 5 – Location Clues

Challenge 6 – Design Task

This was a cross-curricular learning experience involving many partners – Graeme Milne, our Artist in Residence, Lucy Hammond, Numeracy Development Officer, Gordon Rae, TePL Support Officer. For the pupils, the creating of the challenges for another class provided them with a genuine purpose for their learning and an authentic audience.


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