Ronan had a sword and the sword needed a handle.
While making a handle a story was told.
Do you know that knights carry swords? Stories of old will tell us that Knights have swords to fight off Dragons that are trying to steal the Princesses from the castles…..
Then the following took place.
A dragon was drawn by the children using the “Witch on a Broom” story as a guide. The dragon was placed on the fence and the knights were to find the dragon and slay it.
We decided to go on a Dragon Hunt in the paddock.
Out we ventured into the unknown, staying as group as there is strength in numbers. The knights led the hunt and many dragons were found. Some children became dragons and through the paddock they roamed, breathing fire on those who dare disturb. When tired from our adventure we retired to the safety of Country Kids and put our swords away for another day.
The learning that took place:
Imagination, working as a team, telling stories and acting out these with props, listening, having courage and knowing you are safe and having loads of fun!
Today we read all about ‘The Three little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig’. The wolves got so fed up with the pig puffing, huffing and blowing up their houses that they tried a different tack. They build a beautiful scented house of flowers. The pig took an almighty sniff and loved the smell so much that he became the big, good pig. He danced the ‘Tantarella’ and they all became friends…..
Every Friday Lee Corlett leads a session of fun physical activities with our children.
PMP is a Perceptual Motor Programme. It is the basis of all fundamental movement. Lee says that his programme is a fundamental fun programme for children that involves all major body movement and fine motor movement. The more physically capable a child is the more successful that child will be in the class room when the child enters school.(click on the image to enlarge it)