Monthly Classroom News

November 2019

General Info

In November, our theme will be one of our favourites: ‘It’s moving’. Children will develop an awareness of their own movement, in addition to the movement of living and non-living and also things that do not move!

We will explore all types of transport and vehicles as part of our everyday lives, such as cars, trucks, aeroplanes and more. Children will have opportunities to build on their knowledge through exploration and investigation, such as how transport looks, and about speed, function, movement, sound, direction and distance.

Activities

Here are some activities you can do with your child:

  • Listen to and talk about the sounds that different vehicles make, e.g an aeroplane or a train.
  • Try and take some trips out – on the ferry, the MTR or the tram.
  • Categorise transport on the road and in the sea or air.
  • Talk about quickly or slowly vehicles go.
  • Think about people related to these vehicles, ie. pilots, drivers or ticket sellers.

 

There are some great books with the transport theme. Look out for:

  • ‘Little Blue Truck’ by Alice Schertle
  • ‘Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?’ by Brianna Caplan Sayres
  • ‘Busy Boats’ by Tony Mitton
  • ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus’ by Mo Willems
  • ‘Duck in the Truck’ by Jez Alborough

 

Our social and emotional curriculum will encourage and support the exploration of emotions throughout the class. By providing a positive environment where children feel safe and comfortable in expressing their feelings, they will be given a chance to label and recognise these emotions throughout the group. 

Keywords

  • Fast/Slow
  • High/low
  • Front/behind
  • Up/Down
  • Near/Far
  • Road
  • Sky
  • Sea
  • Track
  • Driver
  • Transport
  • Fly
  • Drive
  • Sail
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Scared