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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

The Peacocks can’t quite believe that our half term has finished already, it’s gone so quickly. We’ve had a very busy half term thinking about our bodies and how they work.

In English we have looked at some fairy tales with a twist. ‘Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk’ who wouldn’t have a wash and ‘Brush your teeth Cinderella’. Both stories helped us to think about how we keep our bodies and teeth clean. The children have really liked having their own toothbrush in class. We’ve also looked at some non-fiction books which told us a bit more about our body parts and what they do. This linked nicely to one of our Science sessions when we were exploring our bodies. The Peacocks can now name all their body parts and tell you what they use them for.

Our other Science session was all about investigations. The children have conducted a number of water investigations. We’ve made music with water, made bubbles and investigated which objects float and which sink. The children have really enjoyed it and are beginning to be able to make predictions.

Our P.E lessons this half term have been a great success. Each Tuesday afternoon we have walked down to Foxdenton Park to do ‘cross country’. We have walked, jogged, hopped and skipped along our route before being able to play in the park for a few minutes. We’ll be fun running before we know it!

Happy half term!


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