# The Bus is For Us!

As part of our topic on Journeys, we have been finding out about different types of transport this week.  We read the rhyming story, ‘The Bus is For Us!  by Michael Rosen, which explores different modes of transport we might travel on.  The children enjoyed joining in with the rhyming words and playing a rhyming words pairs game. We named different types of transport and learnt the meaning of some tricky vocabulary such as transport, vehicle, oars, propeller. For homework the children thought about the different types of transport they have travelled on and sent in lists they wrote, pictures they made and photos that they found.  We set up a new bus role play area and the children enjoyed taking the bus on a variety of exciting adventures.  In our creative area, the children had a go at painting their favourite types of transport and using large construction materials to build their own bus outside.  We also used our programming skills to make the Beebot robots travel between places in our local area that we had stuck onto wooden blocks.  The children learnt how to predict how many forward moves they would need the Beebot to make to travel to each landmark. Once they had mastered this, they then went on to programme the Beebot to turn and travel to the next landmark.  In maths, we read another transport themed book called ‘Who Sank the Boat’ by Pamela Allen.  We then learnt all about capacity.  We filled different sized buckets with sand and found out which held more and less.  We used sand and water to fill empty and explore the vocabulary nearly empty and nearly full. We used balance scales to explore heavy and light. We also explored the capacity of tiny jewelry boxes by trying to fill them with as many items as possible and then counting out how many items using ten frames.  We managed to fit up to 19 objects in one tiny box!  The children have found our transport week great fun which I am sure you will see when you take a look at the photos.