What happens when I fall asleep?
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Why are there stars in the sky at night? Does everyone go to bed at the same time? It’s time to find out more about night time. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell sets the scene nicely as our Power of reading text and our launch day on Tuesday 26th November we ask all children in Foundation Stage to come in their pyjamas.
This half term, we’ll be entering the world of darkness and sleep. We’ll listen carefully to a presentation about owls, and ask an expert questions about them. Snuggling up with comfy cushions and blankets, we’ll 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 learning, 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 share and reflect on what we have learnt, and we’ll use our knowledge and creativity to write a bedtime story to take home to read.
Help your child prepare for our topic
The night is all right! 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? Make a bedtime monster for our other text ‘Bedtime Monsters’ by Ed Vere.
Your child is now well on their way with their reading journey.Each Friday your child will receive 2 reading books, each child is expected to read 5 times per week at home and have this signed in their reading log. If your child does this, each week your child will be entered into a reading raffle and could win a fantastic prize.
In F1 children are encouraged to use our lending library and take home books to share with adults at home.