Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort was the theme related book.
On Monday we were introduced to the book, learning about how Aliens often visit earth, mostly to tamper with washing lines across the globe and play with underpants of all shapes and sizes.
Our task was to design and paint our own underpants, and we did so learning about various new patterns such as swirls, polka dots, stripes, zigzags and stars. We had worked hard on our creations, and we couldn’t believe it the next morning when the teachers informed us that our underpants had all vanished! Who had taken them from the fence outside where they were left to dry?
Later that morning, we were fully engaged in our Letters & Sounds classes, when out of nowhere, an alien strolled past our classrooms wielding our stolen underpants! We were in such shock that we were frozen to our seats and the alien was able to escape with his bounty of colourful bloomers!
During break time, search parties were dispatched all over the Lakefront campus to find the alien, but he was nowhere to be found. It was generally concluded that he had returned to his home planet, and we were upset that our beautiful underpants were lost forever. We decided to write letters to the alien, asking why he had committed such a crime and whether there was any possibility that we could have them back? Mr. Alfie had other ideas however, and during assembly on Thursday, we were shown what had happened after the alien ran away with our underpants.
Using his contacts at N.A.S.A., Mr. Alfie had managed to grab a spare seat on a space mission that was passing the planet Zog, where we suspected the alien had stashed the underpants.
Undeterred by the logistical impossibilities that may have stood in his way, Mr. Alfie made his way to the planet’s surface and was able to find the alien perpetrator who was apprehended with a mountain of bloomers he had no receipt for!
The alien was sorry for what he’d done, and it seemed that in all his time watching the British School of Guangzhou from afar, he had learnt at least one of our Core Values: Integrity. He agreed to return the underpants on the condition that he could visit Lakefront again, to run an assembly on Underpants Security and Mr. Alfie readily agreed. We too know much about integrity in Reception, and it was agreed that thank you letters were in order as the alien had been kind enough to return them. It had been a frantic week at Lakefront and despite the plethora of other exciting activities that we had been involved in, we will never forget one thing: aliens really do love underpants!
Written by Mr. Christopher Eales, Reception Kangaroos