Year 3 are using the story 'Man on the Moon,' by Simon Bartrum. Year 1 are looking 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon.
Both stories have a similar theme of space and so both Year 3 and Year 1 used the iPads in different ways to create their own planets and Solar Systems.
Firstly, Year 3 used the brilliant Interstellar app to create their Solar System. The app based on the blockbuster film was first shown to me a while ago by @MrBeeICT on twitter. The app is completely free and allows children to design their own solar system, adding planets, moons, comets and asteroids! They can design the colour, texture and material of each planet and then explore the solar system on a spaceship.
In Year 1, the children have been looking at the story Beegu and so we thought about what his home would look like. Using the app Quiver, children designed the planet using the Dot Day trigger image -