Transport: On the Move
My Special Journeys

Where do you go on special days and why? Inspired by your holiday journeys, journeys to visit relatives and your special faith journeys tell Ladybird, who has left the farm to go to London, all about your travels. Then with Ladybird’s assistance put together and present a travelogue to an invited audience.

Session 1 Where have you been?

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Talk about past and present events in your life and in the lives of family members. Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. Know about similarities and differences between others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Also write some irregular common words. Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Talk about journey experiences and represent these using creative media and writing.

Teaching outcomes:

  • To talk to others about their experiences of journeys; then to represent that experience using creative media and writing

Children will:

  • Sing and learn a nursery rhyme.
  • Tell others about their experience of journeys.
  • Create a visual representation of their experience, including a written caption.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Cat and ladybird puppet/soft toy
  • What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday by Julia Donaldson
  • Art resources: paper, colouring pencils, felt tip pens, paints
  • Construction kits to make model vehicles
  • Strips of card for caption writing, pencils
  • Play roads
  • Transport toys
  • Note taking resources for extra adult

Session 2 My Holidays

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Talk about past and present events in your own life and in the lives of family members. Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Also write some irregular common words. Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Talk about experiences visiting the seaside and use creative media and writing to describe these.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To talk to others about their experiences of visiting The Seaside.
  • To use creative media and writing OR to research The Seaside and explain findings.

Children will:

  • Tell others about their experience of holidays at the seaside.
  • Create visual representation of their experience, including written caption OR research ‘The Seaside’ and explain their findings.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Travel bag filled with items needed on a UK seaside holiday: colourful towel, bucket and spade, sunhat etc
  • Lucy and Tom at the Seaside by Shirley Hughes
  • Mrs Armitage And The Big Wave by Quentin Blake
  • Ladybird and Cat puppets/soft toys (see session 1)
  • Information books about the seaside
  • Art and writing resources as for session 1

Session 3 Fly Away Home (Visiting relations)

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Talk about past and present events in your life and in the lives of family members. Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Also write some irregular common words. Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Talk to others about journey experiences to visit relations and represent the journeys using creative media and writing.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To talk to others about their experiences of journeys to visit relations.
  • To represent the journeys using creative media and writing.

Children will:

  • Increase known vocabulary (of family members).
  • Give narrative/explanation re. their own special journey to visit relatives.
  • Represent that narrative in creative media and writing, and change words to add to song.

You Will Need

  • What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
  • Ladybird puppet/soft toy
  • Paper leaves and headbands
  • Information books on ladybirds and other insects
  • Tracing paper
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Resources for maths games: dice, black dot stickers
  • Resources for Ladybird Hotel
  • Art and writing resources (see session 1)
  • Classroom activities as for session 1

Session 4 Special Journey to Mecca/Makkah

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Talk about past and present events in your life and in the lives of family members. Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Sing songs, make music and dance and experiment with ways of changing them. Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Learn about the Hajj and discover some of the symbols and traditions of Islam.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the Hajj, the pilgrimage undertaken by Muslim people at least once in their lifetime.
  • To learn about some of the symbols and traditions of Islam.

Children will:

  • Learn about Hajj and its importance to Muslim people.
  • Recognise and identify Islamic symbols and traditions.

You Will Need

  • Suitcase: packed with Ihram (simple white clothing), flip-flops (for in the shower), trainers or comfortable walking shoes, sun cream, sun glasses, prayer mat, water bottle, small pouch/bag containing 21 small pebbles
  • Hajj certificate of attendance
  • PE apparatus for Celebration of Hajj activities
  • Resources for craft activities
  • Ingredients for biscuits

Session 5 Pilgrimage: Special Journey to St Albans

Objectives

  • Talk about past and present events in your life and in the lives of family members. Know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. Know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
  • Learn about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Learn about pilgrimages undertaken by some Christian people and discover the symbols of Christianity.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about special journeys (pilgrimage) undertaken by some Christian people.
  • To learn about symbols of Christianity.

Children will:

  • Find out about Christian pilgrimage
  • Recognise the cross is a Christian symbol
  • Learn that the Bible is the holy book for Christians
  • Discover churches and cathedrals are places of Christian worship

You Will Need

  • Art materials to create stained glass windows
  • Backpack containing socks, plasters, bandages, OS map or similar, light weight rain mac, pyjamas, energy bars, Christian symbol such as a holding cross
  • Michael Finnigin, Tap Your Chinigin: Developing music skills with new songs from old favourites’ by Sue Nicholls
  • Resources for making large puppets
  • Hot cross buns

Session 6 Travelogue Time!

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Learn about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Planning and Activities

Record a short presentation of songs and videos to an invited audience.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To consolidate their learning and to consider how to present their learning to others.

Children will:

  • Reflect on their learning.
  • Record on ICT a short presentation of their learning.
  • Use songs and video to present their learning to an invited audience.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Child-friendly digital camera with video
  • All creative outcomes from sessions 1-5 - class books, paintings, written captions, role-play areas, art work