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I like this book!

 

Probably really obvious but:

 

* junk model space ships

* ask for big boxes and children can make a huge spaceship outside

* listen to Holst's 'The Planets'

* use paper plates to make alien face masks

* have cooked, coloured spaghetti and ping-pong balls with eyes on. Provide spoons, bowls etc and it could be an alien banquet!

* make planets with diff nos on - these could then be used for ordering or putting the right no of moon rocks (screwed up pieces of tin foil) on - I saw this somewhere - apologies to whoever's idea I've nicked!

* another nicked idea, again can't remember where from - make an alien landscape in the materials' tray - things covered in silver foil e.g. small stones, twigs, bricks. Use for small world play

* design an alien and then label all his bits - 10 eyes, long green arms etc

* explore different ways of joining scrap card e.g. tape, split pins, blu-tac, staples etc then choose the one they think is best. Why have you chosen this way of joining? Children could then use their preferred method to join pre-cut alien pieces together

* jump backwards along a number line - countdown for a rocket ship

* look at slider mechanisms. Hole punch 2 holes in a piece of card (this is the sky/moon/planet). Thread wool through the holes and tie a bead to each end. Attach a card rocket to one end. By pulling on one end of wool the rocket will fly to its destination!

* write a postcard from a planet that you've visited

* learn how to use a digital camera and take pictures of each other pulling a scary face to frighten away the aliens!

 

My favourite alien is the one who says, 'Obbly Onkers'. I'm sure that's rude!

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Ohhhhhhh! I've never heard of this book, but having read Moose's ideas I think I'll go and search it out :) - cooked coloured spaghetti and ping pong balls with eyes on :o

 

Harricroft

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One of my favourite books too.

It's Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton ISBN 0-7445-4394-0. When we do the topic 'Journeys' we use this book for journey into space.

As Moose has said - loads to do. One of the childrens favourites is making lunch for the aliens. A while ago I posted a photo somewhere in the gallery here of some children with blue spaghetti, ping pong ball eyes and other bits - yummy! Can't find the photo in the gallery - can only find it when I go into 'my controls'.

 

I'm sure I've met the gaseous alien as well Marion :o and can anyone translate "Whisht lads hadya gobs" one of the aliens are saying.

(I've got the book in front of me)

 

Sue J

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Forgot to say - what the children love is the page where there is a photo of a class of children who scared the aliens away. I covered the original picture with photos of the children at Pre-school and adjusted the words so that it looks like our children are in the story and scared the aliens. Know what I mean???

 

Sue J

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[think this phrase is from the lampton Worm a north country song that my uncle used to sing I think it means will you shut your mouth because it goes on I'll tell ya all an awful story

 

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One sunday morn young Lambton

went a-fishin' in the Wear;

An' catched a fish upon his heuk,

He thowt leuk't varry queer,

But whatt'n a kind of fish it was

Young Lambton couldn't tell.

He waddn't fash to carry it hyem,

So he hoyed it in a well.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

Noo Lambton felt inclined to gan

An' fight in foreign wars.

He joined a troop o' Knights that cared

for neither wounds nor scars,

An' off he went to Palestine

Where queer things him befel,

An' varry seun forgot aboot

The queer worm i' the well.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

But the worm got fat an' growed an' growed,

An' growed an aaful size;

He'd greet big teeth, a greet big gob,

An' greet big goggle eyes.

An' when at neets he craaled aboot

To pick up bits o'news,

If he felt dry upon the road,

He milked a dozen coos.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

This fearful worm wad often feed

On calves an' lambs an' sheep,

An' swally little bairns alive

When they laid doon to sleep.

An' when he'd eaten aall he cud

An' he had had he's fill,

He craaled away an' lapped his tail

Seven times roond Pensher Hill.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

The news of this most aaful worm

An' his queer gannins on

Seun crossed the seas, gat to the ears

Of brave an' bowld Sir John.

So hyem he cam an' catched the beast

An' cut 'im in three halves,

An' that seum stopped he's eatin' bairns,

An' sheep an' lambs and calves.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

So noo ye knaa hoo aall the folks

On byeth sides of the Wear

Lost lots o' sheep an' lots o' sleep

An' lived in mortal fear.

So let's hev one to brave Sir John

That kept the bairns frae harm,

Saved coos an' calves by myekin' haalves

O' the famis Lambton Worm.

 

CHORUS:

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

Aa'll tell ye aall an aaful story,

Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs,

An' Aall tell ye 'boot the worm.

 

Noo lads, Aa'll haad me gob,

That's aall Aa knaa aboot the story

Of Sir John's clivvor job

Wi' the aaful Lambton Worm.

 

http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/english/...ton/default.htm

 

has versions sung in geordie accent :)

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Fabulous! :o

 

Going back to ideas for the book you could also look at the shape of craters and try printing with different objects, white paint on black paper, to see which produce prints that are most like craters.

 

Glitter in the water tray could be 'space dust'. I think glycerine is meant to stop it clumping.

 

Somewhere on here (sorry again!) I saw somebody who laminates things and then gets the children to add detail with playdough. You could laminate basic alien shapes and then the children could add all the details.

 

Have some kind of markers/stepping stones on the floor. These are the only safe places on the planet - have to cross them without touching the floor!

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  • 2 weeks later...

My TA read the Aliens Are Coming today to the class and at the end when the aliens all agree the ugliest by far are..............

my class said who do they mean? when she explained it meant them and her they replied But NOT Mrs Storey! I love those children :)

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