Alien spaceship craft
Our theme this week in the EYFS classroom is ‘space travel.’ We have been reading ‘Man in the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. We were inspired to create alien spacecrafts using paper plates, plastic cups and gold paint. We even made our own aliens out of green playdoh.
Making a rocket using 2D shapes?
We used different shapes such as squares, triangles rectangles and circles to create our own rockets.
Flying to the Moon
In our small world area, the children have been re enacting a day in the life of Bob from the story ‘Man in the Moon’ with space ships, moon buggies, space rocks and aliens.
The children were invited to think about Space at the ‘I wonder’ table. This table has been set up with globes, planets and books about Space. There were chalkboards on the table for the children to write a question they had about Space.
In RE we have been thinking about creation and all the magnificent creatures, both big and small in God’s world. The children went on a Bug scavenger hunt with magnifying glasses to see how many minibeast they could find in the outdoor area. There were also a selection of plastic mini beasts set out for the children to count their legs.
How many stars can you catch?
To practise out fine motor skills, the children used tweezers to see how many glow in the dark stars they could catch.
The children were challenged to build a rocket out of Lego.
Any journey into space needs a helmet. The children spent time making space helmets for both themselves and the class teddies.