Our alien friends crash landed on a distant planet a few weeks ago when they were on the way to the Planetarium. To try and help them the children have been finding space facts and researching our Solar System. Having become experts the children discovered that our aliens had crashed on to Venus.
Yum Yum and Petal were getting bored being stuck on Venus so the children thought it would be a good idea to send them some books to read. Having worked hard creating our stories and information books we had another problem…
How could we get the stories to the aliens?!
Luckily the Reception teachers had a special space balloon and a shrinking machine. Once all the books had been shrunk, so they didn’t weigh down our balloon, it was time for launch.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift off!
The balloon arrived on Venus safely and the aliens were very happy with their new books.
The children are now investigating how they can rescue the aliens.
In the front of your child’s reading record you will find their log in details for Bug Club. This is an online reading resource that can be used on computers and tablets.
At Edmund Waller we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. If you want to find out more information about how phonics is taught at school then please follow some of the links below and we have included some websites with fun games and resources.
The sounds the children have learned this half term are:
s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f l and the double letters ff and ll (where they make one sound e.g. in bell or scuff
We have also been learning the following key words:
is, it, in, at, and, to, the, no, go, I
Practising recognising these words and sounds with children in books and their environment, will really help to develop their reading and writing skills.