Monday 4th August 2014

Commonwealth Games

Today the children participated in their very own edition of the Commonwealth Games. Today, the children  focused on ball skills. We learnt about Netball which developed our throwing and catching skills as we could participate in these skills with our partners. Some of the children expressed an interest in playing soccer as they wanted to kick the ball to each other or see who could kick the ball the longest distance. While soccer isn’t a sport played in the Commonwealth Games, we continued to develop these ball skills anyway, as this was taken from a children’s interest. We had all used so much energy that we needed a big drink afterwards!

Learning Outcome: 3.2 Children become increasingly responsible for their own health and physical wellbeing.

All About Me

Over the past few weeks, the children have become more aware of their independence and their place in the world. To further extend upon this experience, we have decided to talk ‘All About Me’.
Today, several of the children lay down and butchers paper as we traced their outline onto the paper, allowing them to paint it with a range of colours. This experience allowed them to express themselves creatively whilst recognising facial features of themselves. We will continue to look at other interests such as favourite colours, and some of the friendships we have made in the room. We are very
excited to be exploring this topic.

Learning Outcome 1: Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.

 Group Time

During Group Time, the children participated in a variety of music and movement activities as well as listening to stories that interest them. We read ‘A Monster Wrote Me a Letter’ about a boy who
receives a letter from a monster, and how he becomes messy, just like he thinks monsters should be. We also participated in Music and Movement activities such as Stir the Cooking Pot and Heads Shoulder Knees and Toes. We are enjoying learning new action songs.

Learning Outcome 5: Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.