This week we were surprised to find out that there is a school dedicated to the education of young aliens. We found out about this school in the story ‘Welcome to Alien School’. We were shocked by the spellings, sums and space-ghetti that were part of the school day at Alien School! This inspired lots of alien themed playful learning and challenges… we enjoyed turning a photograph of ourselves into an alien. We then imagined that we were the headteacher of Alien School and thought about what the ‘Golden Agreements’ might look like. We wrote alien shopping lists applying our knowledge of blends. We made food for the aliens in the mud kitchen and wrote our recipes. We practised throwing accurately at targets using the skills have learnt in PE… What a busy week in Reception!
- Our focus will move onto the Planets of the Solar System, we will use non-fiction texts to find facts about the different planets.
- In Phonics we will work on reading and writing polysyllabic words. We will also look at phase four tricky words.
- Our Maths focus is going to be on time- we will think about days and months. We will sequence daily routines and begin to use the language of time.
Red- using newspaper and masking tape to create planets, we will be using our knowledge of the planets to help us paint these later in the week.
Blue- writing a number line 1-20 and beyond…we will be looking for careful and correct number formation.
Yellow- writing a Space themed acrostic poem.
Green- moving ping-pong balls around mazes using straws- how can we change direction?
Purple- practice for Sports Day.
Orange (group learning)- using non-fiction texts to find facts about planets.