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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

This half term the Pelicans have been busy enjoying our topic of ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’.  We have particularly enjoyed our story ‘The Train Ride’ and have loved going on a journey on our imaginary train! We have tracked and explored the props, the children have been making choices and requesting ‘more.’ Well done! We have continued developing our cognitive skills and many of us are now able to grasp, transfer objects from hand to hand, post objects into postboxes and build towers with wooden bricks.  We loved making our artwork for the Gallery Event and we are grateful to everyone that bought some.  We rolled balls through paint, threw shower balls, rolled fruits and used our hands and fingers.  We were amazing! Our Music sessions have continued being a success and we are now able to play shakers, tambourines, xylophones and the drum.  We make choices, play independently and show clear likes and dislikes.

Have a lovely Summer holiday and we wish the children all the best in their new classes!

 


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