Teacher's Resources

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25 March 2021

Classroom Space Quiz for KS2

If space is your topic, why not try this quiz with your class? It’s free to download and comes with a set of answers. What does your class know about space? How about using this quiz […]
31 January 2021
Image of Satellite orbiting the Earth

Super Satellites And What They Mean For Us

What is a Satellite? A satellite is a planet, moon or machine that orbits a planet or star. Planets and moons are called natural satellites and machines referred to as artificial satellites. Natural Satellites Our own […]
30 November 2020

Authors into Schools – Cost v Benefit

How do I decide which authors to invite into our school to support our class learning, topics and curriculum? Where can I get the best recommendations for author visits? Will an author session be beneficial just […]
2 October 2020

World Space Week 2020 and the 1st Child Astronaut?

How will you be celebrating World Space Week? Will you be watching out for the International Space Station as it arcs across our skies this week? Will you be snuggling up in front of your favourite […]
24 October 2019

Space Food for Thought

What do astronauts eat in space? My May’s Moon books have involved a lot of research into the lives of astronauts. I’ve been fascinated by what it takes to become one and by the amazing experiments […]
14 August 2019

Summer Space Chase

As you pack to go on holiday or unpack from a memorable trip away with your family, you still have chance to register and take part in the awesome: Summer Reading Challenge – The Space Chase. […]

Interesting Resources and Places

When researching for my May's Moon stories, I discovered an amazing wealth of easily accessible science resources. Here are a few of my favourites.

workshops—PangbourneCollege

I've delivered these cross-curricular workshops to schools, libraries, bookshops and at festivals. I’ve worked with primary schools on the Tim Peake Principia Mission project, with a local Space Academy and like to meet astronauts whenever possible.

KS2 Science and Literacy Workshops

Schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals

The May’s Moon trilogy follows 13-year-old Michael May in his quest to become the first child astronaut. It's a story about following dreams and what happens when those dreams hurtle towards reality.

Although fiction, the more I researched about our journeys into space, the more fascinated I became in space exploration. That’s why these stories include a substantial amount of space and science fact.

This led to me developing KS2 workshops, which combine science and space education with my own writing process.