Spring Term in Emerald Class – ‘Space’

We had a fantastic Autumn Term settling into our classroom, making new friends, learning our routines and following our Golden Rules. The children have developed lovely friendships and our classroom is a special place, full of laughter, fun and learning.

This half term the children have chosen our topic of ‘Space’. We will become space explorers, acting out scenarios in our space station role play area and building up to our trip to the moon at the end of the half term when we will dress as astronauts and take off in our rocket! We will have lots of writing opportunities such as; labeling the planets, writing a letter to an alien, writing post cards to home from the moon, making passports to take to space and writing a list of what we would take to the moon. We will be reading lots of fun space related books such as; ‘Whatever Next!’, ‘How to Catch a Star’, ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Beegu’ and ‘Aliens Love Underpants’.

As well as lots of talking and listening activities, we will be getting busy creating paper mache planets, alien masks, junk modelling rockets and aliens and painting aliens and planets. We will be learning space facts through shared research from the internet and non-fiction books. Children are very welcome to bring into school any space related books and resources to show the class.

Each week we will send home a Weekly Overview which will give you more detail about the activities that the children will be doing each week.