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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

This half term has been a really enjoyable end to the year for all the Ravens.

In English, we continued our learning on Colourful Semantics and making sentences and used a new story called ‘The Journey Home from Grandpas’.  We were all able to pick out key words and make sentences to show what we could see.

In Maths, we developed our number sense further with lots of games.  We played games such as ordering the cars on the street, adding number pegs to groups of objects and filling in missing number lines with magnetic numbers.

In Science, we focussed on forces and had a great time learning about floating and sinking.  We were able to make our own rivers using tin foil and find things that floated to become boats on the river.  We used bottle tops, clay and folded paper to make our boats.

In Art, we carried on our movement art and added more definition to our pictures.  We used sticky tape to capture glitter over our pictures to make them stand out more.  We explored mixing colours in the splat art structure outside.

In PE, we practiced our ball skills and started off by using balloons and racquets.  Some of us were able to move onto using bigger balls to volley with.

In PSHE we found out about emergency vehicles and which people drive them.  We spent time learning about paramedics in ambulances and fire offices in fire engines.  We watched lots of videos of these vehicles in action and dressed up as part of role play to take on the job of the driver.

We are sad to say goodbye to our Year Six children who are moving onto New Bridge.  They have had a great transition period this half term and we wish them all luck in their new school.

Have a great summer everyone.


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 –

  • The children in the Ravens really enjoy reading Julia Donaldson books – some of these can be found on YouTube including ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Stick Man’. Watch these clips and read some of the books. We are really enjoying the story of ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
  • Make your own superhero potato like this one –   
  • What adventures will Supertato go on? Will he visit the park or have dinner with your family? Let us know in the home school books
  • Please remember to send in swimming kit every Tuesday as we do not have spares any more in school.
  • Spend some real money in the shops. How many pennies do you need to make 5p/10p/20p and can you find them together?
  • Visit a trampoline park – it’s really good fun for all the family

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: Ravens – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles