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Reception’s New Topic – Up Up and Away!

Our spaceship role play area.

Our spaceship role play area.


Rocket making in the creative area.

Rocket making in the creative area.


Our 'Welcome to Alien School' alien drawings.

Our ‘Welcome to Alien School’ alien drawings.

Reception had a busy last week with the start of our new topic Up Up and Away! Our role play area was made into a spaceship for children to use and different parts of our classroom were adapted to fit the topic, including alien slime in the water area, space themed playdough and aliens hidden in the sand tray to find.

In literacy we were focussing on the book ‘Welcome to Alien School’ and in particular looking at the structure of the story, the description and imagery of the alien characters and making comparisons between ‘Alien School’ and St Johns. We then had a go at drawing our own aliens to put on display. There were some fantastic creations!

In numeracy we were looking at different patterns, using colour, 2d shapes and numbers. We each had our own alien worksheet and completed the alien’s tricky patterns.

We have lots more fun learning to do as the topic progresses and we’ll keep you updated!

Miss Kerry



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