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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

This term we have been extremely busy ‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’! We have really enjoyed putting our energy to good use and integrating it into our learning. We have spent a lot of time outside exploring different areas of school whilst exercising in different ways!

In English we have been reading the ‘My Body’ book. We have enjoyed learning the names of our different body parts – looking at them in the mirror and pointing to them. You should see us sing and dance to ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, we are great! We have really enjoyed using the cameras to take pictures of ourselves and our friends and have independently stuck these photographs into our very own ‘My Body’ book!

During our Maths lessons, we have been singing number songs using props to help us understand the quantity behind numbers. Our personal favourites have been ‘5 Little Ducks’, ‘10 Green Bottles’ and ‘5 Little Monkeys’. We have also been learning the difference between ‘full’ and ‘empty’ through the use of chocolate, rice and water!

We have been lucky enough to visit Foxdenton Park every Wednesday this half term for Geography lessons. We were all very sensible when walking with the adults and became very excited when we saw the swings!

As always, the Parrots have worked extremely hard this half term and have showed real engagement and enthusiasm towards their learning!

Have a lovely break!


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 –

Literacy

  • Practise writing your child’s name with them – gradually moving to independent writing
  • Help us to identify different vehicles we might see when we are out
  • Look at pictures of cars, trains, buses and boats – does your child like a particular one?
  • Encourage your child to boost their fine motor skills – can they use their feet to pick up things

Mathematics

  • Continue to practise number sequencing. Can your child draw the number as well as say it?
  • Hide objects and ask your child to find them – ‘The book is IN the box!’
  • Talk about the different things we do in the day and at night time

Science

  • Support your child’s learning by helping them to explore the world around them and the different sensory textures
  • Encourage your child to practise pushing and pulling – maybe visit the swings at the park
  • Show your child how to look after themselves in the warmer weather

If you would like your child to receive personalised ‘Homework’, then please ask via the Home School Book.


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: Parrots – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles