This lesson is based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to work.

Home Sweet Dome

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This lesson looks at settings in a science fiction story in detail, and it includes answering higher and lower order questions on the settings of a science fiction story, reading extracts from science fiction stories and identifying the setting of these extracts.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on peer assessment with a five-minute activity based on this extract.


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Science Fiction lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Home Sweet Dome

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    “Home Sweet Dome” Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    The “Home Sweet Dome” lesson is a great resource for teachers looking to develop their students’ English literacy skills alongside evidence-based learning (EBL) skills. This KS2 science fiction lesson focuses on settings in stories, covering tasks like answering comprehension questions, identifying settings from extracts, and using descriptive language.

    Not only will it get your pupils engaged with an exciting sci-fi narrative, but the collaborative activities and self-regulation prompts build vital cognitive and interpersonal abilities. The peer assessment component develops valuable skills in giving and receiving feedback constructively.

    What makes this resource really shine is how it embeds educational research into every aspect. The activities explicitly map onto 5 of the 8 key EBL skills: thinking skills, self-regulation, collaboration, peer assessment and independent learning. Each skill is represented by a simple icon to reinforce learning.

    Teachers will appreciate the ready-to-use 5-minute CPD section unpacking the research behind peer assessment. The actionable steps and checklist make it easy to evaluate and build your own classroom practices.

    Overall, I’d give “Home Sweet Dome” a 5-star rating. It’s a complete package that engages pupils with literacy-boosting tasks while imparting transferable 21st century skills – the perfect resource for an evidence-based classroom.

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Home Sweet Dome - KS2 Science Fiction Lesson
Home Sweet Dome