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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

Gosh, what another amazing term of fun learning in the Robins. Our theme ‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’ has been enjoyed by everyone, and we have seen so many fantastic moments, and special achievements from the Robins. So proud of you all!

We have learned a lot during this theme about fruit and vegetables.  We enjoyed making marks with different fruits and veg i.e. peas, oranges, mangoes and sprouts, by rolling them in paint; we planted potatoes, carrots, beans and radishes during Outdoor Learning. We enjoyed a sensory massage with fruity creams in the Mile Room, and we all made lots of tasty fruit recipes in Cookery.

In P.E, we had a ‘Mini Olympics’, when we took part in a variety of sports activities each week i.e. skittles, boccia, hand and football, and basketball. The children all enjoyed this learning and we had some really skilful competitors!

Our sensory story ‘Rosie Robin learns about Fruit and Veg’ has been well received, and all the children have listened, explored carrots, onions, sweet corn, cauliflower and peas, felt soil,  got dressed in gardening gear, and enjoyed the bubble bath Rosie needed after getting so messy while out in the garden!

Outside we have had fun on the bikes, and learned about numbers during our time on Jack’s Game. We also experienced movement in our Moomalade Playground on the roundabout and adapted swings, enjoyed going out in the sunshine, and felt different dangling props in our own Robins’ Outdoor Learning area.

Learning in the MILE Room has been very relaxing with sensory massage and Yoga from Cath, then time in the dark looking at/tracking light toys.  Jabadao/Music and Movement each week, has given us opportunities to be moved in different ways.

This term we have also enjoyed our dinner time club with the Pelicans – dancing with Vikki. All the children have enjoyed meeting with each other, listening to music, and having a lively dance session each Tuesday.

It is hard to believe that there is only one half term left for this school year, but we know we have had so much enjoyment and fun with all our learning. All the children have been wonderful and showed us so many wow moments. Thank you and well done Robins!

We look forward to the last half term, before the summer holidays, and sharing more exciting learning opportunities, during the next topic – ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’.

We wish everyone a very happy 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 –

  • Sing different transport songs with your child e.g. ‘Puffer Train’, ‘Down at the Station’
  • Let them feel sand and water
  • Explore different sized and shaped tins, boxes, packets at the supermarket
  • Watch ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ on DVD
  • Enjoy time out in the fresh air e.g. at the farm, park, seaside
  • Visit a mosque/church
  • Go to a café
  • Have a picnic
  • Enjoy a sensory story about ‘trains’
  • Celebrate WOW moments, and share them with us

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 the 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: Robins – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles