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    i am planning a topic for the next 4 weeks about where we live, we live in swindon which is where a lot of trains were build by isambad kingdon brunel so i will take the kids round the railway village and to the steam museum etcso i may develop a bit on from trains and do something to do with thomas the tank engine most kids love that.can you think of any other idea's i could use about a topic on where you live.
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    What about looking at the different sorts of houses in the area and the type of house each mindee lives in - how they are the same or different what sorts of things are in the area - shops leisure faciilities etc

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    What about street maps that the children can plot their houses and other places they visit. Its very early but I will give it some more thought.
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    I think Angel has just done a topic on this.

    There is a thread somewhere I just can't find it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry View Post
    this pack is wonderful. mine came 2 weeks ago and it's suitable for all ages.



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    What about making a scrap book or an information book about Swindon with the children?

    You could cut pic out of the local paper, cut pics out from leaflets from tourist info and library, take photos of places the children decide on and put them all in the scrap book. Ask the children to tell you what they like about the area, where they go and write it all down in there?

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    Default Re: Bit of help needed

    I remember doing about Isambard Kingdom Brunel at school!

    Railways can be a topic in itself.. trackoff stuff is wonderful, there's Underground Ernie with a lot of marketing and it's own website, a train in Postman Pat , isn't there a guy who works on the buffet car in that dreadful Scottish programme? And of course all the characters from Thomas...

    This is a good place to start -

    http://www.storyplace.org/PRESCHOOL/other.asp

    Some nice general vehicle stuff here -

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/vehicles/

    Some train stuff here -

    http://www.123child.com/act/

    Then train song -

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdf...n07_prog04.pdf

    Make a train with big boxes, make your own tickets, plan journeys using maps...

    My favourite train poem...

    http://www.geocities.com/helsinki_p/...yCarriage.html

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbymummy View Post
    this pack is wonderful. mine came 2 weeks ago and it's suitable for all ages.
    Mine came yesterday and its fantastic

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    Some ideas that I did a while ago Bev

    http://childmindinghelp.co.uk/forum/...ead.php?t=5584


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    Thanks for that everyone some great idea's there i have the track off packs already so i will dig those out i forgot i had them.
    Bev X

 

 

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