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This week we will begin our final story of this year which is a fun story that we know children will love called ‘Aliens Love Underpants’.   


Learning Intention:

To use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately.


Success Criteria:

Sound it out, blend to read the word, 1 at a time










Show children the picture and discuss what it is. Do children know what the name of the object is? It is a spaceship – have you seen one before? What creatures do we find in spaceships?


What do you think the aliens want from the man? Discuss and share ideas. Do children think they are kind aliens?


Do you know any stories about aliens? Introduce the new story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and read the first 2 pages discussing what the aliens have come to Earth for. Look at the page with all of the different underpants on it. Children to describe the different underpants. Encourage children to use full sentences and adjectives to describe them. Which ones are your favourite?   


Model describing the underpants writing the different kinds of underpants on the board e.g. pink spotty underpants etc.  


Read Aloud: Share the book, ‘Alien’s Love Underpants’. Stop at key parts and focus on language development. Discuss the rhyme in the story.


Stop at key parts asking key questions throughout encouraging children to join in with repetitive refrains.


Reread the text (or part of)


Focus on vocabulary development: Pick some key words out of the text to focus on and talk about the words meaning.

  • Space
  • Radar
  • Chant
  • Competition
  • Neighbour
  • Lurks


Write the key words and add them to the literacy wall


Discuss what happens first, then and finally – model putting the pictures in the right order on the graphic organiser. Children to think of some actions to go with the three key parts of the story to support story retelling. 


First the aliens come to Earth.

Then the aliens take the underpants.

Finally check your underpants for aliens.


Model writing what happens first, then and finally.


Model concepts about print  

LA: Emphasise direction of text (L –R) and top to bottom MA/HA: Distinguishing between: Phase 2 capital letters/ lower case; & words/letters 



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