Transport, Cars and Vehicles Free teaching resources.
Here are some of the free teaching resources I have made and used so far for our new Transport and Journeys topic. The Second Transport printable teaching resources post is here. These are the tried and tested ones. Many use widgit software symbols. Some are designed as worksheets but most are to be laminated and used as folder tasks, repeated with practical resources. In this case toy cars, transport themed books etc. Anyone working in SEN knows the value of Velcro.
To start with we begged and borrowed as many practical resources as possible, old Brio tracks, toy cars, and model planes. Then it was a collaborative educator ideas session what can we use these for, what else do we need, and can we link to communication targets? How can we meet all sensory needs, sounds, feel, taste, and movement? I have tried to make the printable resources look as stage and age-appropriate as possible as my class are 14-16 but depending on your class’s need type this could be used in early years, KS1 (EYFS) or SEN settings.
How does Teaching Through Topics Engage Pupils in Learning?
Mostly we asked, how can we use the topic to engage our students in learning? My key stage 4 class all have a diagnosis of Autism, some do not use speech as their primary communication method. (In pre-Rochford terms P5-L1) so any “lesson” may consist of a range of learning activities individually completed or taught in pairs/small group. This may have to be adapted on the day according to tolerances etc so all barriers to learning are reduced. Some of the students I teach use the TEACCH approach, these free printable teaching resources can also be used as folder tasks.
When we say topic we link as any things as we can in with it maths, literacy, PHSE, science, vocational skills, ASDAN. So throughout the day every lesson is at least themed to link to the Transport topic. As well as standard subjects we have group interaction sessions (games, turn-taking, reciprocal social interaction)
I have created all of the teaching resources as a single printable file so you can edit colours, sizes etc just delete the slides you don’t want to print. Please share this page if you use them
Our Free Transport Topic Resources for EYFS
These are great for imaginative play. Road shapes are the perfect size for toy cars. You can cut out and form into pretty much any letter or number then drive on – blow up or print to A3 paper if you want to bigger printable roads.
The parking game worksheet.
Perfect for numeracy or literacy, the idea of this is that you stick the number/word/letter on top of a car and “drive” it to the right parking space, This is a fully editable free worksheet so you could add names or colours instead of numbers.
Vehicle Colour sorting grids.
If you print them out A4 the smaller ones perfectly fit a hot wheels/matchbox car. Change the colours etc to match what you have. For a group activity use bigger sheets of coloured paper to create transport topic sheets.
Vehicle Size Sorting Activity Sheets
This worksheet is pretty self-explanatory for small, medium, and large vehicles sorting activity sheets, with a cut-and-stick matching sheet if you need it. Included is a printable sheet with car outlines if you don’t have toy cars.
Plane Runway Numeracy Worksheet
Next up how many planes fit on the runways? 1 opened ended, 1 instructs to put a certain number on each. again blow up to A3 to fit more on! The sheet of planes is included. You could print as A3 and just use as a play mat.
Air, Sea, or Land Transport Sorting worksheets
The next worksheet classifies vehicles by where they operate. The little silhouettes can be cut and stuck in, my class got this idea straight away but you might prefer photos. Or use the sheets as bases for sorting your toys. Download the Smart notebook – Interactive whiteboard version (with sound!) HERE
Car logo matching worksheet.
The idea is the coloured ones are cut out and stuck over the black-and-white version. You could use it for a bingo-type transport topic activity out in the community.
Just plenty of vehicles formatted as a free printable transport topic resources domino set, this uses photos and includes helicopters, tanks, motorbikes etc
Just print these Free transport topic domino worksheet and play!
I have added of few photos of these teaching resources in use so you can see the kind of things they can be used for. We wrote This blog is about how to get your students engaged when watching videos and includes a London underground bingo I used as well. Any requests or comments please contact me. My other resources are on the Free SEN Printable Teaching Resources Page