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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

The Ducks have had an exciting half term and have loved following our topic ‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’. Every week, the Ducks have joined the Penguins for a walk to Foxdenton Park for our P.E session whilst thinking about our topic and keeping fit! The children have loved the independence of playing on the equipment in the park and having a quick snack before heading back to school!

In Cookery, the children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring lots of different types of fruit whilst thinking about keeping healthy. They have made fruit kebabs, banana wraps and fruit spring rolls! They have been practising their gross and fine motor skills and have been encouraged to use their self-help skills to wash their hands before and after our Cooking sessions.

For Music, the ducks have explored lots of different instruments in the Hall and have been excited when making lots of noise!

During Art, we have been following the topic ‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’ by using our body parts to create patterns! We used our hands, arms and feet, putting them into different colours and making marks with big circular motions! The children have created some lovely pieces of work.

Science has been super exciting for the Ducks’ class as we have been doing lots of experiments. We explored fluorescent paint on the light box and used straws to blow really big bubbles! The Ducks really enjoyed squirting shaving foam into a tuff tray and added different textures to see how it felt!

The ducks have been doing Developmental Movement Play in the Studio every week this half term using all their physical gross motor skills which has been helping them to look good and feel fit!

We hope you all have a very nice and relaxing half term!


How You Can Help at Home

‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

The following activities are suggested as appropriate homework activities which you can enjoy with your child and reinforce the learning we are focussing on this half term –

  • By taking your child to your local parks, riding bikes or scooters
  • Encourage your child to share a book with you and listen/repeat key words
  • Look at different toys or object that will move

Sign of the Week

At Kingfisher we use Signalong as a part of a Total Communication Approach, we are constantly using core vocabulary with the children to support their language development and then through each of our topics we introduce new signs and language, which extends their vocabulary further. We also have two “Signs of the Week” which helps maintain and extend key knowledge and skills of everyday vocabulary.

Each half term we will be creating a short video showcasing and demonstrating our ‘Signs of the Week’ for the current term so that you can learn the signs and further this learning at home.

To view this signs of the week for this topic please watch the video below


Lunchtime

If your child has a school dinner, the school menus can be accessed by clicking here. For children who bring a packed lunch, please remember to provide healthy and balanced options. We are a Healthy School and will be focussing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.


Click here to download our parent guide for this term: Ducks – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles