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Transport and Journeys


Our topic this term has been Transport and Journeys. We have learnt about all different types of vehicles and have enjoyed making our own vehicles out of construction. Our pirate ship role play area has been very popular and we have been extremely creative making pirate hats, telescopes and treasure maps. We have been retelling lots of stories about transport and journeys including ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Naughty Bus’ and ‘Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machines’. Our new big building blocks have been great for making different vehicles including a train and a plane.

Fairy Tales and Traditional Stories

Our topic this term in Swans Class has been “Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales”. We created a castle role play area in the classroom after looking at pictures of different castles in England and around the world, and discussing what they had in common. The Swans have enjoyed dressing up in this role play area as Princesses , Princes and Knights and have also re-enacted some of the stories we have read, including Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Using our construction toys, we made chairs that matched the size of different teddy bears, pretending they were Mummy Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear. The story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ gave the children a great opportunity to develop their descriptive language, and resulted in some fantastic sentences being generated about the Wicked Witch of the East and the Good Witch of the North.