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‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

The Skylarks have had a fantastic final half term together learning lots of new skills through our topic ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

This half term we have joined in with lots of exciting activities that have supported our fine motor skill development. We have enjoyed trying out paint and musical apps on the iPad using our fingers to manipulate around the screen. We investigated how fast we could push cars down different types of surfaces and have also been building towers and knocking them over with our fingers as well as bowling using our fingers to push the ball from our knees.

We have been exploring Blackpool this half term and have enjoyed using our senses to explore the beach. We have found shells, crabs and pebbles and have even had the chance to taste different foods that we might find at the seaside such as fish and chips, doughnuts, candyfloss and popcorn!

We really enjoyed Sports Week where we joined in with lots of exciting sporting activities. By far the most exciting of them all was our Sports Day with Yellow Team where we got to join in with lots of different races. We enjoyed cheering on our friends and winning lots of medals for our team!

Languages Day saw us focus on Spain and the Skylarks loved joining in with Flamenco dancing in the Studio. We all had a go at playing the maracas – it was so much fun! We joined in with lots of exciting activities including exploring Spanish foods, making instruments and listening to and dancing to Spanish music.

We would like to wish everyone a happy and restful summer and wish our Year 6 children good luck for the future. We will miss you all!


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 books together and encourage your child to point out or look at specific pictures in the book
  • Talk about the school day using the home school book as a focus
  • Develop using your child’s voice to make simple requests such as vocalising to ask for ‘more’ of their favourite snack, game or other motivator
  • Use toy cars and other wheeled toys to encourage your child to grasp, move, roll and release different objects.
  • Explore the outdoors and listen out for different sounds in the environment talking about what you can hear, see and touch

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: Skylarks – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles