The F3 children started the week with a visit to our local shopping mall for a train ride. Part of this trip was to teach them about what they may see as they ride past the shops, restaurants and different -displays like the waterfall, which linked to the book ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin. This all helps to develop their English vocabulary, as they repeated phrases such as; ‘When I went on the train I saw…’ Everyone named something and it led into more discussions about the food they like to eat and the places they visit with their families.
If you would like to look at the book F3 were focusing on this week why not click on this link and watch a YouTube version of it here.
As I observed the two classes, the children were really starting to ask more detailed questions, such as why the Royal City train does not ride along a train track and why it has a bell and not a horn. This kind of inquisitive questioning is just what we are looking to encourage in our Early Years. If you have time at home, why don’t you research some other types of trains with your children. I am sure they will be amazed to see how different trains look across the world.
The children can’t wait to find out what type of transport they will be focusing on next!
Ms Julie Walton
Early Years Leader