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11.5.20 Trains

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This week we are continuing our Topic - 'Tremendous Travel'. We are  going to explore the next form of transport – you travel to the station and buy a ticket… can you guess? Yes it’s a train! Our story focus is ‘The Train Ride' by June Crebbin.


Here is a link to a story teller:


Have you ever been on a train? What did you see out of the window? How did you feel when the train set off on its journey?

Communication and Language


Play the game 'traffic lights' pretending you are a train. Move like a train using different movements, chugging sounds, can your train speed up and slow down?

Here are the rules:


Move around the space safely.

Explain that red lights mean STOP then the child must stop. Amber lights means GO SLOW and Green RUN FAST. Start with a red light, go to an amber light and then green.


Physical Development

Make your very own train track at home using masking tape. This one is great for a rainy day. Where will the train tracks take you on your adventure?

Picture 1

Literacy- Reading

How many train stories do you have at home?

Can you read some of them with your grown up?

Mrs Roscoe is reading 'Oi Get off our Train' on Tapestry this week - Watch the video.


Literacy - Writing


Practising mark-making skills

Practising mark-making skills 1 Draw a town around your track
Practising mark-making skills 2 Making train tracks is a great pre-writing skill
Practising mark-making skills 3 Make a name train

Maths - Shape Space and Measure

Can you cut out some shapes to make a train?

How many different ways can you do it?


People and Communities

Ask your grown up, have you been on a train?

Where is the furthest place you have travelled to on a train? 

The World

Look at the two trains below…



One is an old steam train, the other is a modern train. Talk to your grown up about what is the same about the trains and what is different?


Can you use a iPad, phone or computer to find a picture of the fastest train in the world? 

Expressive Arts and Design

Can you make some Train snacks?

Can you make a train for your toys?




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