On the Move
Through the Air

Explore travel through the air in different ways. Talk about journeys you have made through the air. Make and investigate simple flying paper aeroplanes and air balloons. Tell stories about airborne adventures. Enjoy imaginative role-play in different home corner scenarios such as an aeroplane and a hot air balloon. Be inspired by famous artists to create your own artworks in the style of those artists.

Session 1 Up in the Sky

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • 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.
  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, role-play and stories.
  • Talk about past and present events in your life and in the lives of family members.

Teaching and Activities

Identify types of air transport. Examine Van Gogh’s work and use it as inspiration for your own art.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To identify types of air transport
  • To examine Van Gogh’s work and use it as inspiration for your own art, start a working wall.

Children will:

  • Discuss experiences of air travel & types of air transport.
  • Use paint to create art work in the style of Van Gogh.
  • Use child-led activities to explore and extend their new learning.
  • Build topic vocabulary & start a working wall.

You Will Need

  • A variety of colours of paint
  • A variety of sizes of brushes,
  • Art easel or something to draw against
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • A3 paper
  • Pastels
  • Wax crayons
  • Shaving foam
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Felt tip pens
  • Dressing up costumes

Session 2 Air, Circles and Bubbles

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, 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.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

Teaching and Activities

Create a piece of art in the style of Kandinsky.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To create a piece of art in the style of Kandinsky.
  • To recognise shapes & describe position.

Children will:

  • Draw in the style of Kandinsky.
  • Use shape and position vocabulary to describe a picture.
  • Use child-led activities to explore and extend their new learning.

You Will Need

  • Bubble mixture
  • Green/brown/blue material
  • Small world farm animals
  • Vehicles
  • Play people
  • Boats
  • Camera
  • 2D paper shapes
  • Glue
  • A3 paper
  • Felt tip pens

Session 3 Zoom like a plane

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • 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.
  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, role-play and stories.
  • Know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

Teaching and Activities

Talk about airports and use play experiences to learn about airports.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To listen to stories and talk about airports.
  • To use play experiences to learn about airports.

Children will:

  • Use role-play experiences to explore and extend learning about aeroplanes.
  • Talk about airports and share experiences.
  • Speak clearly in full sentences.

You Will Need

Before the session ask children to bring in old plane tickets and photographs of journeys to share.

  • Paint and sponges
  • Blue paper
  • Blu-tack
  • Fish shapes cut out of newspaper
  • Pre-assembled paper aeroplanes
  • Post-it notes
  • A passport
  • Mirrors
  • Digital camera
  • Airport role-play dressing up clothes
  • Suitcases
  • Bags
  • 6 shoe boxes
  • A selection of clothes for cold and warm climates
  • Toilet roll inners
  • Large cardboard box

Session 4 Magic carpet – Granny went to market

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • Listen attentively in a range of situations. Listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what is heard with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Express yourself effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. Develop own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, role-play and stories.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

Teaching and Activities

Represent ideas through art, role-play and stories and use language to describe position.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To represent ideas through art, role-play and stories.
  • To listen to and retell a story.
  • To use language to describe position.

Children will:

  • Retell and sequence a story.
  • Make adaptations to a story.
  • Learn ordinal numbers to 10.
  • Express their ideas through art and writing.

You Will Need

  • Magic carpet
  • Scented candles
  • Paper shapes
  • Sensory table resources as required
  • Sensory resources for the input as required
  • Small world people & settings
  • Post it notes

Session 5 Art Exhibition

Objectives

Early Learning Goals

  • 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.
  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, role-play and stories.

Teaching and Activities

Hold an art exhibition of your work.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To hold an art exhibition of their work.
  • To write labels and talk about their work.

Children will:

  • Write a label for a piece of art.
  • Prepare for an art exhibition.
  • Talk about their own and each other's artwork.
  • Consolidate learning so far.

You Will Need

  • iPads
  • Drinks and biscuits