The Joy and Confidence children have tuned into their final unit by identifying ways in which they can explore the Earth’s natural resources. They have been using their thinking and research skills to make new connections with the world around them by building on their prior knowledge of plants, weather elements, farm animals, see creatures and recyclable materials.
Later they have started to communicate the topics they were deeply interested in by asking questions such as:
What is rainbow?
Why is it raining?
Why is it not sunny?
Why does the water disappear when I pour it on the sand/soil? Where does it go?
Where do fruits come from?
Why do fruits grow under the ground?
How do walnuts grow on a tree?
Why do plants need rain?
What are these seeds for?
Most of them chose to express their interest by creating an artwork individually or collaboratively with their friends. To start with they have composed beautiful cloud and raindrop collages as well as have expressed their understanding of how the ground and the Earth’s atmosphere are connected by creating a beautiful landscape in a form of a collaborative art work.
Next they have designed leaves, different fruits and vegetables using recycled papers and other collage materials.
After they were satisfied with their art pieces, they started to place them on a background based on their understanding of where they grow from.
Meanwhile they were busy practicing some of their favorite songs for our assembly, thinking about how they could communicate their love for Mother Earth. They have enjoyed cooperating with their friends while using a parachute for the songs ‘The rain is falling down’, ‘I like the flowers’, ‘The Sun goes up and the Sun goes down’ and ‘Sally goes round the Sun, Sally goes round the Moon’ as a form of a music and movement activity that is based on the Orff approach.
Then the big day come…and they made us very proud indeed! They have demonstrated being confident communicators and enthusiastic risk-takers by not ‘just’ performing in front of a big audience but even introducing themselves to the whole Magic Years community!
Here is a video of our Assembly for you to enjoy!
Thank you for joining us on this very special day. We can not wait to share more memorable events with you!