Aliens landed this week and Kindergarten received a letter together with lots of miscellaneous objects being dropped in the playground. The letter explained that whilst the aliens were flying over Planet Earth the night before, they accidentally dropped some things from their spaceship which landed in our playground. They only wanted the magnetic items returned to them – so we were on a mission to help our alien friends.  We used jumbo magnets and magnetic wands to identify the magnetic objects, sorting them into two groups. We then searched for more magnetic objects within our classroom, but we were very careful not to go near the computers.

We carried out a science experiment to grow our own alien. Mrs Hand blew up a balloon and we decided that our alien needed a face drawn.  The air was then let out of the balloon (this is called ‘deflation’). Bicarbonate of soda was put into a bottle before adding some vinegar and finally we placed the balloon over the bottle neck and watched our alien ‘grow’.

We have also created 2D aliens using foam shapes and googly eyes. We practised forming our letters in the sand using ‘sand brushes’ and our sparkly letters. Finally, we worked on matching pairs. There were lots of discussions about what a pair is and how they can be with anything, such as gloves, socks and shoes. We then had fun matching the aliens to their identical partner to make a pair!

Naturally, alongside all of the above, we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week, discussing different moods and how we deal with them, focusing particularly on what makes us feel happy.  Safer Internet Day also was celebrated along with the rest of the School; we enjoyed a story about ‘Buddy the Dog’ who shared top tips about keeping safe online and we sang his accompanying catchy song to reinforce the important messages – do ask you child/children if they can remember it!

After half term we are learning about fairy tales, starting with Goldilocks and the Three Bears.