Curved House Kids are on a mission to make every child literate, not just in terms of text and numbers, but also visual literacy, digital literacy and science capital. We do this by incorporating arts into education and working with like-minded partners who value education, creativity and innovation.
We are also home to the Principia Space Diary – a resource for primary schools that allows children to make their own book, following the activities of Tim Peake’s 2015-16 Principia Mission to the ISS. Written and developed by author Lucy Hawking and publisher Kristen Harrison, and with guidance and contributions from Professor Peter McOwan and experts from the UK Space Agency including Libby Jackson and Jeremy Curtis, the Space Diary comprises a series of learning scaffolds that get children engaged with STEM subjects, literacy learning and researching scientific information.
The Space Diary comes with a range of support materials for teachers and educators, including teaching notes for each activity, videos and teaching guides. The programme links to the curriculum for Primary Science, Maths, English, British Values, Computing (ICT), Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC), Design and Technology (DT) and includes exclusive coding activities from Code Club and Raspberry Pi, integration with the Zappar augmented reality app and a wealth of online resources. All lesson plans are differentiated for P1-5 (KS1 and KS2) for teachers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and extension activities provide extra challenges for those who need them.