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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

What a fantastic last half term the Peacocks have had! We have been so busy learning about transport of all different kinds. We looked at a non-fiction book ‘Wheels, Wings and other Things’ and enjoyed ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’. We have made our very own transport books and have had a go at making trains, boats and buses in junk modelling.

We really enjoyed our Sports Week. We were kept very busy! We completed an amazing obstacle course and had to knock a wall down at the end. It was great fun. We went swimming, had a go on the bikes and we loved ‘wake up shake up’ every morning – it really got us in the mood for sports. We were great at goal scoring and ‘tug of war’ but our favourite was Sports Day we came away with quite a few medals. It was better than the Olympic!

We’ve had a fabulous year together and are very much looking forward to our summer holidays. We’re all excited about next year but a little sad too as we are saying goodbye to Kimberley and Nicola who are heading off to teach in new classes and to Robert and Millie who are also joining new classes. I’m sure we’ll all make new friends

Happy Summer Holidays everyone, see you in 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 –

  • Read and share books with your child. Talk about the stories – What’s happening in the picture? What do they think will happen next?
  • Help your child to develop their fine motor skills. Let them help you peg the washing out (real or pretend), posting coins into a money box, cutting pictures out of magazines, threading shoelaces
  • Sing number songs and rhymes with your child. Count everyday objects when out and about. How many cars can you see? How many people are on the bus?
  • Look for shapes in everyday objects
  • Encourage your child to dress and undress as independently as they possibly can

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: Peacocks – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles