This week for your writing composition, I would like you to start by watching a film on You Tube. The link is below. You may want to watch the clip more than once. Remember to have an adult with you when you are watching You Tube as it is for 13-year-olds and over and sometimes there can be inappropriate adverts or links.
This film, made by WWF, sees a chimpanzee sent into space during the space program in the 1960’s as an experiment.
65 years later the chimp has returned and he sees Earth and all it’s changes through the eyes of a stranger.
As you are watching the clip, I would like you to think about what the chimpanzee may be feeling as he is going into space, whilst he is in space and what he might be expecting to see when he lands back down on Earth. How do you think Earth has changed within 65 years? Think of what we have looked at in our science lessons!
I would now like you to imagine that you have been specifically selected by NASA to go to space and you will return to Earth in 65 years’ time. What do you think Earth will look like? Will it be a world of robotics? How would you feel coming back to a planet that may be completely different to the one you left?
I do not mind how you set this out. You may want to write it as a diary entry or as a story written in first person. Feel free to discuss your ideas with a parent/carer before making a start, you may also want to do a rough plan to keep your writing focused. I expect AT LEAST one page of A4 to be used for this activity but, of course, feel free to write more if you wish! Once you have completed this activity, please send a clear photo of your work, for me to read, to the Class 4 e-mail address. This will allow me to give you some feedback as well as giving me an opportunity to read some of your wonderful work!
Enjoy and I look forward to hearing back from you!