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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

WOW, just when we thought we couldn’t fit in anymore! We have had an amazing last half term learning about lots of different transport; from cars to trains to aeroplanes. We even made our very own train out of a very big cardboard box! We painted it ourselves and made wheels for it; when it was finished we got to play in it as long as we had a train ticket.

Over the half term we made a book of transport; we labelled pictures of cars, trains and aeroplanes and wrote sentences to describe what we had done.  We used computers to type up our sentences and added them to our books. In Maths we played games, counting people onto and off the bus!

In Art we have been exploring lots of different fabrics and we have made a collage of lots of different textures and colours and then painted it with sticky glue – it looks and feels amazing!

Science has been all about experimenting and exploring forces! Blowing up balloons, pushing cars down ramps and having a game of ‘tug o’ war’. We even played against the Canaries during Sports Week and this was great fun!

During Sports week we also played football, skittles, boccia and navigated obstacle courses. We tried our best at Sports Day against other classes but unfortunately didn’t win any medals but we still had fun.


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