This week we have been reading the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. These aliens love stealing underpants from the washing line especially granny’s spotted bloomers so beware! Our learning took us on a very exciting adventure, we were very busy finding the most suitable materials for the aliens’ underpants. We tried and tested different materials such a paper, tissue, cardboard and fabric by dipping these materials into water to see which material was the strongest. We also had to create and design our own alien, they were very funky looking, some had 6 eyes, some had 2 hands with 6 fingers and long claws. Yuck! We then had to use our phonics knowledge to come up with strange names for our aliens. We came up with names such as Pim, Det and Cag. Can you come up with another strange alien names and have a go at writing them.
In Maths we have been learning about patterns. We have learnt that patterns are repeated designs. Did you know that patterns are everywhere around us? Some of us even noticed patterns on the soles of our shoes. We also designed some patterns on some alien’s underpants. We hung them up on the washing line in hope of an alien visit. Perhaps, this weekend you could go a pattern hunt around your house or in the park? What can you see? Can you draw the pattern?
We have been busy in phonics learning more sounds;
ck e u r
To embed our phonics knowledge, we made some clocks, made marks on eggs and underpants and wrote under the table and used our robot arms to segment and blend words.
We used these sounds to make words:
duck ten men run cup mum rock
Have a go at reading and writing these words.
The Reception Team