We are all travelling through space, right now! The Earth is our spaceship, and it’s the only home we’ve got.
Una was born a space lover – her first step was a giant leap and her first word was ‘gravity’ so it only makes sense that space is somewhere she wants to go.
Readers will travel along Una’s journey as she learns as much as she can about space before she finally gets to board a rocket and see what is really out there.
Children travel along with Una as she ( and they ) learn some interesting facts about different planets, look at the fun illustrations and labelled objects that Una flies past. Along with learning about the asteroid belt and what astronauts can eat in space, children will marvel at the vast distances travelled along with what Earth looks like from a distance.
Give me some space! by Philip Bunting is a great book not only to teach children more about space but to also realise how motivation can get you to marvellous places.
However, the big message here is how precious our planet is and how important it is to look after what we have so that it will always be our home for our future intergalactic space travels!
What can you do in the classroom with this book?
- Take part in National Simulataneous Storytime in May 2021!
- author study – visit Philip Bunting’s website and explore the different books he has written. Compare and contrast the messages, illustrations and topics.
Science & Sustainability
- Look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p072n2zr/clips – Earth from space. Discuss the impacts humans have on natural resources, how animals and plants move and grow, what water bodies look like. This would be a great way to finish or start reading this book.
- Space travel – what is needed to take a human into space? A satellite into space?
- How are humans making sure space junk isn’t impacting anyone or anything?