Week 3- All about Aliens and Space in Reception this week.

This week has been based around the books Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton.

The children have been taking part in lots of activities to do with space.


There has been some fantastic writing, children have been using their sound mats to help them write sentences about aliens and labelling them too!

The children have been creating rocket pictures using 2D shapes.

They have been making their very own Solar System models and writing lists and facts about the different planets.

The children have designed their own aliens, labelled them and looked into the facts about space within Non Fiction texts.


On top of all things space, the children at home have been continuing with their phonics and this week have focused on learning the digraphs ‘oi’ and ‘er’ and the tricky words ‘her’ and ‘they’.

The maths activities have been a real success with the White Rose maths videos…


learning about light and heavy.  Some excellent human scales being demonstrated.

Some children have been working really hard on their fine motor skills at home too….

Some amazing pasta necklaces have been modelled!

Another successful week had by all! A tremendous effort. Keep up the good work!