Week 6 – During this week we only had one school day were we finished off the Halloween topic with a sweet story of Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll during our circle time session.
We then played a game where we worked on our memory, trying to remember all the ingredients that the witch put in her cauldron.
We then moved onto what the witch was wearing and the children were super excited to share and talk about what their Halloween was going to be for the next day’s party.
(See Photo section for the Halloween party photos and activities we did).
Week 7 Part 1 – Topic Work on Monday was dedicated to pets since the next day was going to be Animal Awareness Day.
We opened the session with the religion story of Noah’s Ark. The children joined in with making the animal sounds whilst I was reading the story to them.
Here is an online version of the story.
The children then mentioned the animals they thought would go in the ark. We spoke about how God created animals for us to take care of them.
We acknowledged the fact that we cannot be cruel to animals even if these animals are stray animals and live in the streets. We finished off the session with the children colouring in a picture of various animals which they then stuck onto an ark they had painted in one of our painting sessions.
(The arks are stuck in front of our classroom on one of our display boards).
Week 7 Part 2 – The rest of the week was dedicated to – The World Around Me – My Family
I introduced this topic to the children by explaining that there are different forms of families. A family can be make up of a dad and a child; a mum and a child; a mum, a dad and a child; children can be living with their grandparents or other relatives from time to time because parents might be working abroad or for other reasons.
This is all okay because these people show us they love us by feeding us, taking us to school, spending time with us like reading a book or playing with the toys together etc.
The children watched a couple of books during the week related to this topic:
The Family Book – Todd Parr –
Me and My Family Tree –
We also spoke about how we can show that we love all those who are part of our family. The children mentioned giving them a hug, preparing the table for dinner, clearing our toys from our room, getting dressed by themselves amongst others. This story below shows an elephant family trying to help a member of the family who is sick.
Mr. Large In Charge –
Our sessions on this topic ended with the children drawing their own family which we linked to the numeracy session (See the numeracy blog for more details).