Famous People/ Space KS2/ Astronauts Fact Sheets + Activities

Includes 11 fact sheets and 14 worksheets

11 Fact Sheets – one for each of the most famous US astronauts and cosmonauts, male and female, including brief biographies. Suggest folding in half and laminate.

I have created some follow-up activities– including further reading texts

Fact Sheet (research and writing activity)
Based on the given photograph ( Tim Peake) find out who this British astronaut is. Complete the fact sheet and write a brief biography.

Time Line - Cut and paste activity
Cut around each photo and labels (dates and description). Match them. Use the fact sheets to find the answers. Paste them in chronological order (separate sheet provided)

linked to Literacy Topics:

Tick or write answers about famous astronauts/cosmonauts. Use as a quiz or find answers using fact sheets (pair/group work)

‘What is an astronaut?
Text in two part that can be used in Literacy / Reading / Comprehension/ Writing – suggestions:
• to write own questionnaires
• list difficult words and use dictionaries
• use information / highlight key words to complete ‘Job Description’ activity

Job Description
Write a job description for the position of astronaut – use information from the text ‘What is an astronaut?’

Use dictionaries to write the meaning of words/terms

Imagine interviewing a famous astronaut – write own questions and find answers in fact sheet – 1 x blank (own choice) and 1 x about interviewing Mae Jemison

**Newspaper Report **

1 x newspaper article – to discuss structure, layout, information, vocabulary
1 x newspaper front pages – to identify and label ‘heading – paragraph – subheading – date – image – column’
1 x blank for planning a newspaper report
1 x blank to write newspaper report

Hope that you like and find them useful.
If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. Thanks for looking :) **

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Created: Aug 24, 2018

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