Our Summer Term topic and focus will be ‘We’re Going on a Journey’. This topic gives the children a chance to learn about all the different ways of travelling. They will look at cars, lorries, planes and other types of vehicles, make an airport/bus/train station in their classroom, play with boats in the water tray and use diggers in the sand tray, make model vehicles and pretend to go on magic carpet rides.

We will be looking at different transport modes each week/fortnight. These will include:

 

Transport

Activities that you may be able to carry out at home.

 

Maths

·         Sorting buses by colour or size.

·         Counting busses you can see in a book, on a walk.

·         Making busses using cut out shapes.

·         Adding people or animals to the bus, counting how many can fit on the bus.

·         Putting animals or people on/under/in the bus.

Reading

·         Sharing books about buses for example ones we may be using in school will include; wheels on the bus, Boy on the bus, Naughty bus.

·         Looking at bus time tables

·         Looking at different signs

Writing

·         Making marks with toy buses in paint, mud, sand.

·         Painting or drawing busses, making different shapes for each part ie a rectangle for the bus, squares for windows, circles for wheels.

Phonics

·         Listen to different transport sounds. This may be whilst on a walk or in your garden or on YouTube.

·         Listening to the initial sound in a word ie B for bus and finding the bus.

Video clips/ other sources/

activities

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/show-me-show-me-transport

·         http://www.nickjr.co.uk/nick-jr-originals/games/wotb/

 

 

Maths

·         Positional language and directions – forward, back, left, right, in, under etc.

·         Car park- draw a car park and label the gaps 1-10. Stick labels 1-10 on the cars. Can the children match the car to the gap?

·         There is a set of road numbers on Twinkl. Can pupils use a car to follow the lines and form each number?

Reading

·         Recognising logos and road signs. Go on a logo hunt around the house – how many can you find? Can you find matching pairs?

Writing

·         Draw lines/shapes on paper- can the children follow the line with a car? (There is a set of road shapes on Twinkl

·         Car and paint- make marks by putting the wheels of the car into paint and driving it along the paper

Phonics

·         Responding to ‘stop’ and ‘go’ with instruments or other sound makers

·         Play ‘I spy’ – what colour cars you can see out the window? What objects you can see whilst driving?

Video clips/ other sources/

activities

·         Can the children wash a toy car? Use different sponges, cloths and an old toothbrush so get the children to use different grips

·         Make your own traffic light- cut an egg box up so there are 3 egg holders. Paint the inside of each egg holder red, yellow and green. Place the painted item on a stick.

·         Play the ‘Traffic Light’ game – red is stop, amber is get ready, green is go.

·         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ-0JzOXDZY  – Mr Tumble’s vehicles

·         Road Safety – ‘stop, look and listen’

 

 

Maths

·         Explore use of money and exchanging coins for a ticket

·         Ordering numbers with train carriages – Thomas the Tank Engine trains

·         Match the coloured object to the correct coloured carriage- Make a train out of paper (one piece of paper is a carriage)

·         Measuring lengths of trains and tracks

Reading

·         Thomas the Tank Engine or Chuggington stories

·         The Magic Train Ride

Writing

·         Mark-making and letter formation on train tickets

·         Train track words- stick letters onto pieces of wooden train track and join the track together to make a word

Phonics

·         Train track word building – can you recognise the sounds? Can you make any words?

Video clips/ other sources/

activities

·         Lots of train station, platform announcements etc. on YouTube

·         Thomas Tank Engine website – lots of activities and games, colouring pages etc.

  

 

 

Maths

·         Exploring objects that float and sink in water this could be as an activity during the day or during bath time.

·         Making groups of 2 – putting animals onto Noah’s Ark

 

Reading

·         Sharing stories including; Row, Row, Row your boat, Brilliant boats, who sank the boat? A sailor went to sea, sea, sea, All Afloat on Noah’s boat, Bear’s Blue Boat (learn colours).

·         Matching letters on opposite sails – uppercase and lowercase, or finding the same

Writing

·         Write a list of or draw pictures of the animals that went on Noah’s Boat

·         Attach foam letters to the back of the toy boats. Can the boats be lined up to make a word? If there are no foam letters then write the letter on the boat instead.

Phonics

·         Use musical instruments to play along to the rhythm/beat of the song ‘Row your Boat’

Video clips/ other sources/

activities

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-five-little-boats-song

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/old-jacks-boat-rockpool-tales-little-boats

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/i-can-cook-jelly-boats

 

 

Maths

·         Put out the flames- cut out flame shapes, draw numbers 1-10 on them. Can the children squirt the number you ask them to find using a squirty bottle?

·         Make a fire engine out of different shapes that have already been cut out

·         Look at the colours on each vehicle- can you name them?

·         To investigate different sized emergency service toys, to then match big and small images of different emergency service vehicles. To be able to identify which is big/small

Reading

·         Look at the words on an emergency vehicle – can you recognise any letters or sounds?

Writing

·         Make your own police badge- can you write your name on the badge?

·         Draw a picture of a police car, ambulance or fire engine

Phonics

·         What sounds do different vehicles make?

·         Sing at different volumes – songs about emergency vehicles and services:999 Emergency Song, I’m a firefighter song, Lots of people to help us song (all available on Twinkl too)

·         https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/word-soup-faster-faster-emergency

Video clips/ other sources/

activities

·         Pretend to be a fireman by climbing up some stairs

·         Range of props and objects related to rhymes – London’s burning – red pompoms, water spray, bells, Miss Polly had a Dolly – dollies, stethoscope, tuned percussion (xylophones, glockenspiels)

 

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