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8th October 2021

A spaceship crash landed in our classroom! We were very intrigued. What was it doing here? Where did it come from?

Inside was an alien and a note - It needed our help! Its spaceship was broken and it needed to get back to its home planet, Zoig! We got to work straight away! We thought of some great ideas to help Zob get back to space:

  • Tools to fix the spaceship
  • More petrol
  • Blast off potion
  • A hot air balloon

The police got in contact, they also needed our help. We became detectives and gathered evidence from the scene to be sent off to the forensic lab (alien goo).

We talked about how police often take fingerprints from the scene of a crime. We weren’t sure whether aliens had fingerprints, but we enjoyed inspecting our own! We rubbed our finger on a dark pencil mark and used cellotape to mark our fingerprints.

What do aliens look like? We decided they don’t look like us. We drew our own alien creatures, some had 3, eyes, 20 fingers and no toes!

In maths we have been learning about 2D shapes. We have learnt the names circle, square, rectangle, triangle and pentagon. We have also been counting their sides and corners. Perhaps this weekend you could go for a shape hunt around your house or in the park. What shapes do you notice?

We have been busy in phonics learning more sounds;

g     o     c     k

We used these sounds to make some words:

got  gap  on  cat  can  kit  cot

Have a go at reading and writing these words.

We have also been learning some tricky words. Tricky words are words we cannot sound out:

I    no    go    into

Can you read them and then put each word into a sentence?



  • All children need a spare bag of (old) clothes on their peg.
  • All children need a book bag so they can take a story book home to share with their family. Please bring story books back to school the following day so the children can take a new one home. Or you can keep the same book for a few days if you are really enjoying it!
  • Please make sure all uniform and clothing is labelled.
  • Please talk to your child about what they have been learning about in school. The slideshow of pictures below could help spark an interesting conversation. 
  • We welcome donations of old recycled materials for the children to do ‘junk modelling’ with. This includes old (clean) cereal boxes, milk cartons, toilet roll tubes and any food packaging you may have. Please ensure none of these items have any traces of nuts. We have children in the setting who are allergic to nuts.
  • We are a nut aware school. Please ensure there are no nuts in your child’s packed lunch. This includes peanut butter sandwiches and pesto sauce. 
  • The children have P.E. with the coach every Thursday. The children learn how to change independently for P.E. in stages. Next week, we will be learning how to change our shoes, trousers/skirts and tops independently so please ensure you child has their kit in school. 
  • Please ensure your child does not bring any toys from home to school.

Thank you

The Reception Team