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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

What an exciting half term this has been; we have packed in so much! Talk about ‘Looking Good and Feeling Fit’!  In P.E it has been all about movement. We have practised a variety of physical activities to help keep us fit and healthy such as Yoga, Circuit Training and dancing! We also challenged the Toucans’ class to a game of Skittles – unfortunately we didn’t win this time!

Using lots of different objects we created pieces of art by moving them; we painted with string, marbles and rollers and then we created a very large painting that we painted as a class whilst dancing to our favourite music; this was so much fun that we want to do it again.

We had a ‘Spa Day’, as part of learning to look after ourselves; we practised Yoga, made fruit smoothies for our snacks, had foot spas after a very energetic exercise session and finished the day with a relaxing meditation; it was so relaxing that some of us nearly fell asleep!

Science has been all about experimenting and exploring! We tried to guess the flavour of crisps using our sense of taste and guess objects by how they felt and how they smelt! Our favourite experiment was crisp tasting!

Our Educational Visit this half term was camping for the day in Foxdenton Park. As part of our learning we planned how to get to the park using Google Maps, packed equipment we would need to camp such as tents, sleeping bags and chairs and then set off on our adventure! We had such a brilliant time playing games, reading ‘Boris Goes Camping’ and ‘The Stick Man’, and then feeding the ducks.


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 –

  • Read and share stories with your child – read their school book regularly
  • Look at and talk about books with your child
  • Encourage them to use their communication symbols with you if they have been issued with them
  • Encourage your child to tell you about their day in school
  • Count out items such as food ingredients or servings at dinner time
  • Ask them to put out the cutlery at mealtimes
  • Encourage and allow them to try new things independently
  • Most importantly have fun and enjoy learning
  • Look at photographs from the past and talk about how we change
  • Continually ask questions and repeat back what they have said – this not only shows you are listening to them but helps to build their language and comprehension skills.

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: Ospreys – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles