Monthly Classroom News

November 2020

General Info

For November, our theme is 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 things as well as 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

Activities to do at home:

  • 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 into  road,  sea and air.
  • Talk about quickly or slowly vehicles go.
  • Think about the people related to these vehicles, ie. pilots, drivers, ticket sellers and passengers.

 

 There are some great books to go with our October themes. 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 (e.g. feeling scared when there is a change in routine), they will be given a chance to recognise and label these emotions throughout the class.  

Keywords

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