Spaceman (LPJ6)


Teaching targets






Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
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Carnet de Voyage

Click here to see the Carnet de Voyage for this lesson plan.

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.

Lesson Plan

1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

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2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases

3. Story: Goodnight Spaceman / 15 minutes

You will need: Book

Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the children to see all of the details in the pictures.

For younger children (3-5), you may want to read only some of the text and concentrate more on key words. Ensure repetition of those key words. Make use of the detailed scenes to practise simple questions and answer forms (Where is..? This is.. There are...)

For the extra traction levels, encourage them to repeat full sentences based on your teacher target above.

For extra preps, encourage to children to take turns trying to read pages to the group and to decipher the meaning of the story at the end. 


4. Game / 20 minutes

You will need: Spaceman flashcards, Job flashcards, Planet flashcards

Having read through the story, introduce the spaceman flashcards. Take the body parts off one by one, repeat several times with the group and give each one to a different child. Once all of the parts are given out, check for understanding by asking "Who has the arm?" etc, the child holding that body part has to hold it up and say the word. Go onto asking the children to place the parts back onto the main flashcard. For bigger groups, you can ask a child without a card to go and find one to put it back on the main flashcard. For example:

Teacher "Tom, where is the arm?" goes to find the arm that another child is holding then puts it back on the main flashcard.

Practise the body parts again, asking the children to point to each body part as they say it. Check for understanding by playing a game whereby you name a body part and they have to point to it and / or you point to a body part and they have to name it.

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Now introduce the "jobs" flashcards. Repeat the names of each profession and practise saying "I want to be a ... vet" etc

For extra traction children / groups, use the sentence structure: "When I grow up, I want to be"

For extra prep children / groups, add "because": "When I grow up, I want to be a vet because.. I love animals"

For higher level groups, introduce a role play activity. 2 children come to the front:

Child 1: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Child 2: "I want to be a vet because I love animals. Want do you want to be when you grow up?"

Child 1: "I want to be a spaceman because I love science".

Teacher tip: if you have time, use the planet flashcards as an optional game to practise comparatives and superlatives (bigger than, biggest).

5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

There is no specific song for this lesson plan. Here are videos (younger first, older second) that feature in the Carnet de Voyage for jobs revision.


Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes

You will need:  handout and markers and/or pencils

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The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each child individually. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

For initiation level children, simply use the firts page of the handout.

For children at the "Extra Traction" level, use the second page too but cross through or cut off the "Extra Prep" section.

For children at the "Extra Prep" level, use all pages.

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7. Recap / 5 minutes

You will need: Flashcards for your target language.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (rcomended for younger groups)

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