Blast Off is designed to excite and delight inquisitive and independent readers (9-10 years), consolidating their knowledge of English. Each issue includes a wide range of texts and is enhanced by world-class art. Readers will fall in love with hosts Jools and Vern, intrepid airship travellers who appear throughout the magazine and engage with the children.
Stories and storytelling encourage our readers to discover and engage with the world through words and illustration. Blast Off is an essential literacy learning resource in schools, as attested by our growing legion of subscribers.
Feature articles in Blast Off showcase the very best in writing and graphic design to bring a diverse and accessible range of topics to life for our readers. Blast Off’s feature articles enable readers to explore topics that fascinate, excite and delight them.
Poetry carefully crafted to charm, intrigue, surprise and challenge your Blast Off readers has been a hallmark of The School Magazine’s Blast Off level since its first edition was published. Written by leading Australian and international poets, Blast Off’s lavishly illustrated poetry is guaranteed to engage and delight children everywhere.
Where else can you find plays that are age-appropriate, entertaining and easy to perform in a classroom? From learning about the conventions of scripts, to acting, set production and casting, Blast Off’s plays provide a huge range of opportunities for learning. Most importantly, kids love them! On with the show!
The School Magazine promotes active learning through a wide range of puzzles and activities. From find-a-words to science experiments and recipes, our activities are well designed, perfectly suited to their readership, and fun!
Blast Off Teaching Guide
Every issue of Blast Off has an accompanying Teaching Guide packed full of curriculum-linked lesson plans and worksheets. Blast Off’s Teaching Guides are a simple and powerful way to make the most of every magazine. Find out more on the Teaching Guides.
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