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Reception

Autumn Half Term 2 – What happens when I fall asleep?

 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star! This half term, we’ll be entering the celestial world of a space and journeying through the solar system. Back on earth, we will be snuggling up with comfy cushions and blankets and listen to bedtime stories and nursery rhymes. Zzz... Wide awake once more, we’ll learn about people and services that work at night, the Hubble Telescope and nocturnal animals. We’ll also find out more about how good bedtime routines can have a positive impact on our health, and take part in a series of bedtime challenges. Ready, steady, brush your teeth! In our mathematics lessons, we’ll play with the shape and size of star patterns, and create moons of different sizes out of sparkly play dough. Getting creative, we’ll make constellations out of battery-operated tea lights, and star mobiles out of silver sequins and glittery pompoms.

 

At the end of the project, we’ll use our knowledge and creativity to write a bedtime story to take home to read.

 

Help your child prepare for their project


Why not do some stargazing together after dark, either from your garden or, even better, a rural location with minimal light pollution? There are apps you can use on your phone to help you to identify stars and constellations! You could also keep a dream diary, noting down and comparing dreams with each other. Alternatively, talk to people in your family who have worked at night. What are the similarities and differences between working in the day compared to at night?

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