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.
On Tuesday 25th September Reception S and M had our first Educational Visit. We were lucky for gorgeous weather as we walked (very sensibly!) to St Mary Frobisher park on St Mary’s Road.
The children in Reception S had a fantastic time at the park. Many of them had not been to this park before, so it was great to explore. There were some fantastic role play stories taking place; with trolls under bridges, monsters in caves and secret missions to find treasure.
Reception S found out that they are fantastic climbers and spent lots of time exploring ways to get around a tricky climbing frame. Some of the children found it a little scary as it was quite high, but showed amazing perseverance and resilience and kept on trying until they managed to get all the way round.
A team of intrepid explorers had a brilliant bug hunt and found some really interesting interesting insects: some of which even the adults hadn’t seen before. A fantastic morning made possible by the children, who were amazing as always and our parent volunteers who came to support: thank you again.
“I liked climbing on the rock”- Fatima
“My favourite part was playing football” – Deniz
“I like the slide” – Rachel
“I liked sliding down the slide”- Alba
“I liked finding beetles”- Oliver
Make some room in your recycling bins and bring us any clean cardboard, paper or plastic boxes and cartons that can be used in junk modelling.
Cereal boxes, milk cartons, tin foil tubes, egg boxes etc. they may look like rubbish to you, but our inventors are ready to turn them into the next space station, fire truck…the possibilities are endless.
There are modelling boxes inside and outside that junk modelling materials can be dropped into in the mornings.