GOOGLY THE ALIEN!
It has been a very exciting start to the term for children in Reception Class who are now looking after a little alien called Googly!
The fun began when the children received a message via the school’s ISAMS system from a Captain Zarg who told the children that one of his young recruits had fallen from the space ship into our grounds and asked them to find him and look after him until he was able to come back to pick him up. Without further ado the children prepared to go on an alien hunt and, armed with a blanket in case he was cold, a pet cage in case he was vicious, a stethoscope to assess his fitness and magnifying glasses to help us spot him if he was tiny, we set off.
We found quite a few clues along the way and eventually located Googly in the willow dome which, fortunately, had broken his fall. We now have Googly safe in our classroom and we have measured ingredients to make space lemonade for him to drink and space food (including a sprinkling of star dust) for him to eat.
Reception class teacher, Mrs Cross, said “Googly has certainly captured the children’s imaginations and given us a very clear reason to learn about Space for our topic this term. I am already impressed with the children’s involvement and engagement with their learning which has taken us in some unexpected directions; Max asked his daddy to help him research space stations, Noah explained that he thought Captain Zarg had hacked in to our computer and Lowri spent the weekend making papier mâché planets with her daddy. I am very excited to see where this little alien will lead our learning next.”