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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

The Ducks have had a wonderful last half term of the year and have enjoyed following our topic ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles ‘. In P.E the Ducks have loved going onto the playground and using the bikes whilst thinking about transport! They have tried really hard to develop their gross motor skills and some of them are starting to ride a two wheeler! They have also enjoyed using the hockey sticks in P.E when thinking about our Science topic ‘Forces’ as they have been using their hands and bodies to force the variety of balls around the Hall.

Also in Science, the Ducks have really enjoyed pushing toy cars, trains and buses down ramps into different objects and materials, for example, pasta, silver foil and water! They loved looking at and listening to what different sounds the ball made when it impacted with those materials!

The Ducks always love getting stuck into Art and the boys have been super excited about our topic ‘Trains’ Planes and Automobiles’. They have made lovely pieces of Art by choosing colours of paint and rolling vehicles through the paint to make train track lines!

In Cookery we have been ‘travelling’ to different countries each week. For China, we chose vegetables, rice and noodles and independently explored the different textures before making them into a stir-fry!

The Ducks get lots of enjoyment out of our Music sessions. Each week they have been exploring instruments from different cultures.  For example, a bongo, castanets and  a keyboard. They particularly enjoyed pretending to be on a bus and singing ‘The Wheels on the Bus.’

To end a very lovely half term, the Ducks and Penguins visited St Anne’s beach, Lytham. Whilst thinking about our topic, we travelled on a mini bus and had a walk on the beach where the children had lots of fun on the sand and some were brave enough to take their shoes and socks off for a paddle in the puddles!

The Ducks staff would like to say a very big well done to all the children for trying so hard this year and we wish you all the best in your new classes for September!


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