What We Learnt Last Half Term

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

We have enjoyed our final half term together learning through our new topic ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’.

In Early English we have listened to, and joined in with the story ‘Down by the Station’. We have enjoyed acting out the story using different props and joining in with the parts of the story that we know. In Move and Mark we have been using lots of different materials to make marks with. We have used foam, flour, sand, soil, pens and whiteboards trying hard to create arches, circles, horizontal and vertical lines and zigzags.

We have continued our Early Maths learning through ‘Build, Sort, Manipulate, Play’ and have chosen a different focus each week to develop our skills. We are all getting really good at sorting by colour, shape and size and enjoy exploring different objects to build with. We have also been joining in with some early counting games trying to match objects to numbers and recognising which number is which within 5.

We have loved our Food Discovery sessions this half term where we have been making different vehicles from foods. We had photographs to copy and had lots of fun making apple and grape cars, banana boats and mini roll trains! Through Understanding the World, we have been learning about which vehicles travel on land, in the sky and on the water. We were all really good at recognising and classifying the different vehicles. We then were able to explore and play with different vehicles whilst adults modelled related language to us in our play. We extended this learning into our creative sessions where we created our own class train by building up different pieces each week. We had to collage, paint and build our train then we all had fun pretending to be the driver of the train!

Thank you for all your fantastic support this year. We are so proud of all of the children’s achievements and are excited to see what next year brings for all of them. Have a wonderful summer holiday!