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Home learning pack 2

Week 3 - Aliens

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Welcome to the third week of our second pack of our Home Learning packs, please find the links and activities from your packs below and extra ideas and activities too. We can't wait to see what have been doing this week. Please keep in touch via Tapestry or email: 


Here Come the Aliens

  • Read Here Come the Aliens with Mrs Mitchell. Join in with the repeated phrase – “The aliens are coming”.
  • How do they eat? Where are the aliens going? Why do they not go to earth? What different aliens did we meet?
  • A lot of the words at the end of the lines rhyme. You could continue the rhyme with your grown ups, e.g jelly, telly, smelly, welly.



Making Aliens

  • Can you draw your own alien? What colour will it be? What shape will it be? Can you give it a name? What does it look like? Talk about its features and get your grown up to write words around your alien that describe it.
  • You could make your alien out of playdough and using any craft or bits of clean junk.


Mrs Mitchell reads Aliens Love Underpants

  • Eeh, those silly Aliens! Why do you think they love underpants?
  • What are the aliens travelling in? How do they get to Earth?
  • What do the aliens do when they see underpants on Earth? Can you dance like an alien?
  • Why do the aliens not get caught by mum?


Looking Through a Telescope - Non-Fiction text

Looking through a Telescope Non-Fiction e-book. Read along with the story by clicking here or clicking on the picture above. Discuss any new words or difficult words – a lot of these are highlighted yellow and you can click them to find out more about each word.

  • What is the moon surface like? What can you use to see things more closely when they are far away?
  • What else can you see through a telescope?
  • You could also make your own telescope using an empty kitchen roll or some toilet rolls stuck together and you could decorate it too - see an idea below.

Aliens on Mars Addition Activity

  • I adapted and edited this Twinkl addition powerpoint so it can be shown in a video and with a voiceover from myself to help out at home. Pause the video to answer the questions.
  • Grab the alien sheet from your pack, colour them in, cut them out and you can use them to join in with this video at home.


Lava Lamp Oil Activity

  • Watch as we make our own oil lava lamps at home - what happens to the salt as it is added to the glass with oil and water inside?
  • If you wish to do this at home with a grown up, you will need: a glass, water, oil and salt. You can also make some lovely lava lamps at home with food colouring and alka seltzer tablets as well as oil and water, but we didn't have these in. It is the same effect but it just looks prettier, especially with the food colouring and it will last longer.
  • If there is no more bubbles emerging, then just add more salt to the glass.


Sugar Asteroid Crystals

  • You will need a grown up to help you with this. Do you want to make your own space asteroids?
  • You will need  1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar (for each one you want to make), a pan, jars, sticks and pegs (mint and colour optional). We already had mint flavouring off our peppermints a few weeks ago. We are going to have our minty sugar asteroids stirred in a cup of hot chocolate this week. 
  • You add the sugar gradually to the pan of water, stirring it constantly. Boil it until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Pour into jars and add peppermint and colouring if you are using these. Dip your lolly stick into the jar, then dip into some sugar. Place them into the jar with the pegs. The crystals will grow over the next couple of days.


Foil UFOs

  • Grab some foil cartons or empty packaging, or wrap some junk in kitchen foil. Have you got any other clean junk or crafty bits that you can use to make your own UFO and alien? 


5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

  • You could use 5 of your aliens that you have already coloured in to join in with this song.
  • Count down as each little man zooms off - count down on your fingers or with your aliens how many are left.


Lecky's Friends

Click here or click the image above to play the game.

Drag and drop the different features of the aliens to make different alien friends for Lecky.

Count with Lecky

Click here, or the image above to play this game.

A counting and numeral recognition set of activities. Develop your mouse control and counting skills as you help Lecky collect objects to match numbers in the 1 to 5 or 6 to 10 range.


Hey Duggee

Duggee takes the Squirrels into Space - what does Duggee teach the Squirrels about space and the planets? Watch this magical episode by clicking here or the image above to watch this on bbc iplayer.



Cosmic Kids Space Yoga

We love joining in with Cosmic Kids - why not join in with some of their space stories this week?


Astronauts song