Flamingos

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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

The Flamingos’ class have continued to work hard this half term but we have also had some chances for relaxation! The children have all loved our new class whiteboard and they are navigating around it with lightning speed!

In English, we have been reading ‘Your Amazing Body’, looking at the body in more detail. This has allowed us to look at some of the organs such as the brain, heart and lungs. The children have been matching the organs to their place on the body and enjoying lots of practical work.

We have also read ‘Washing Line’ which encouraged the children to make predictions, linking the shape and size of clothing to the animal that it fits.

During Maths lessons, we focused on recognising quantities to improve our number recognition. The children looked at size and began to order from small to big. We enjoyed using the BeeBots to follow routes to reach the healthy food that we were given – some children even mastered left and right!

The class have completed various experiments linking to our body. They have especially liked using balloons to create their own muscles using cornflour.

All the class have had fun creating different pieces of art work linking to the work of Jackson Pollock, working on the iPads – using marbles and different textured balls helped to make our work interesting!

During P.E lessons we have practiced Yoga. The children listened to special music and put on orange t-shirts ready for the session.

‘Namaste!’


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 focusing on this half term –

  • Playing with vehicle toys and spotting different vehicles when out
  • Look at holiday photographs/postcards
  • Use directional language such as forward, back, left, right and through  Stop and go games/fast and slow games
  • Look at objects that float and sink in the bath
  • Discuss transport and similarities/differences
  • Experiment with paint/chalk focusing on line drawing  Look for old examples of transport
  • Match transport sounds and transport
  • Cook and sample Spanish and Italian food
  • Make marks with footprints and vehicles
  • Focus on Road Safety
  • Look at vehicles used by the Emergency Services

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: Flamingos – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles