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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

Another busy half term for the Pelicans! We have really enjoyed our topic of ‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’ and we have all engaged brilliantly with the different activities.

In our sensory story sessions we have been exploring ‘Here we go Around the Mulberry Bush’ and exploring lots of different props associated with personal care. We have been using flannels and sponges to have a wash, having our hair combed and exploring toothbrushes and toothpaste. We have been choosing from two props to ask for songs – we definitely know which songs we like the best! ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘Sing a Rainbow’ are our favourites!

In R.E we have been focusing on developing an awareness of our bodies through songs and our Yoga story. We have enjoyed having our hands and feet massaged too.

We have been carrying out lots of investigations in Science. They have involved exploring and melting ice and mixing red cabbage with water to change the colour of the water. We have all used our senses really well to explore the different materials.

In Art we have been using our hands to move different objects on paper to make different marks. We have rolled balls, splatted koosh balls, pushed massage rollers and cars and pushed ice pops (and ate them too!)

In Maths we have been using the switches to make things happen, finding hidden things and playing adult led games.

We have been playing our circle games with our PALS in the Ospreys and have enjoyed some new ones. We all love the ‘Hokey Cokey’ the best though as this makes us laugh when we all go to the middle!

We are looking forward to next half term – hopefully the weather will be nice and we can have some of our sessions outside in the Sensory Garden!

We hope you have a lovely half term 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 –

  • Allow your child to make choices where suitable and encourage them to reach out or look towards their preferred choice
  • Encourage your child to use both hands, grasp objects, pass objects from hand to hand and reach across their body to the opposite side
  • Encourage your child to explore different textures and materials and to observe what happens when they are mixed together or changed
  • Play with a selection of musical instruments, encouraging your child to explore them to see what happens
  • You can help support your child’s learning by sharing picture books with them – especially if you do funny voices or the noises in the book – this will help your child to develop their Phonics and pre-literacy skills
  • Thank you for your continued support in helping your child to learn and make progress

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 terms signs of the week for this term 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: Pelicans – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles