In Saplings we have fun learning through play
Our topic for this Summer half term is:
Out of this World!
Our activities this half term in Saplings are linked to the stories that have been
chosen for this topic. We will be enjoying lots of different stories, such as ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, ’Little Moon’, ‘Whatever Next’, ‘The First Hippo on the moon’ and ‘Catching a Star.’ In school we will enrich our learning with finding out about other planets in the solar system by learning new vocabulary about the planets and their names and becoming astronauts in our role play,
Some of the questions we hope to answer this half term are:
- Understanding that space is made up of planets, stars and moons, using non-fiction books and pictures to find out more about them.
- To find out how and why things work – using rockets and balloons
- Learn the names of 2D and 3D shapes and use them to make rockets and other space crafts
- To use a variety of craft and malleable materials to build alien space crafts, use hand and foot prints to make aliens. To make jet packs and rockets.
If you would like to extend your child’s learning here are a few things you could do at home:
- Go outside when it is dark, or look out of your window and talk about what you can see. Can you count the stars? Can you find the moon? Does the sky change from one night to the next?
- Practice singing 5 little aliens went flying one night until 2 flew away – How many are left? You could draw a picture or use your fingers to help you work out the answer
- Create a vehicle that you could use to travel in space. What would it look like? You could create a rocket using cardboard tubes, or a space craft using old boxes. Or maybe do a different type of vehicle