This week, Pre Reception classes continued to play with the characters from The Three Little Pigs story. They used the masks that they had made to help explore the characters. The students also started to use some of the repetitive words from the story, for example:
Big Bad Wolf: Little pig, little pig, let me come in.
Little Pig: No, no, no. Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin. I will not let you in.
Big Bad Wolf: Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll BLOW your house down.
We had a rather exciting Performing Arts class in Pre Reception this week! And it is the very first time in my teaching career I have conducted a lesson by torchlight! The lights were off (as the classes were tuning in to their new unit about light) so the students had to listen extra carefully. We explored the story of The Three Little Pigs (in the dark!). The students demonstrated their existing knowledge of the characters and storyline and helped me to tell the story. We thought about how the little pigs’ voices might sound and how different they might be from the voice of the Big Bad Wolf! We also started to learn simple songs for the characters – here is the three little pigs song (to the tune of Knees Up Mother Brown):
LS students may audition to perform in our Student Showcase as part of the Festival of the Arts 6-10 May. Student Showcase Audition Registration: 18-28 March. Please register your child via this link. No late registration will be accepted.
Audition Registration: 18-28 March
Auditions: 16-18 April
Student Showcase Performances: week of 6-10 May
Exceptional performers will be invited to perform in the Evening of the Arts on Friday, 10 May from 6:30-8pm, which takes place in the LLAC.
This week Pre Reception students were exploring drama through role play activities in performing arts. We thought about how we could be firefighters. We did some mime and simple actions to show some of the things that firefighters do! We also learnt a firefighter song:
(call and response song, sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)
This week in performing arts Pre Reception students listened to the story of the Hare and the Tortoise. Each animal has its own song – the hare was very fast and the tortoise was very slow. The students clapped, moved and played in response to the songs and were encouraged to try to match the tempo of each tune. Here are two short videos of the students on the lollipop drums! FUN!
This week, Pre Reception and Reception classes made the most of their fabulous opportunity to work with our current Artist in Residence – Steve Stiller (more info here). The students were exposed to a range of percussion instruments and thoroughly enjoyed making music with Steve. There are almost 200 photos here, featuring all eight classes, and also a video below! Enjoy.
The movie below is rather long (almost half an hour!), so if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, you can find the classes at these approximate times in the video:
Pre Reception AM – 07:23
Pre Reception PM – 20:53 (even though it says Reception C PM (oops!), it is the Pre Reception PM class!)
Pre Reception have been practicing some Christmas songs this week. ‘Twinkle Twinkle Great Big Star‘ and ‘Away in a Manger‘ and ‘We Wish You A Happy Christmas‘! Feel free to practice the words at home if you like.
Christmas is coming! And so is the Winter Concert! Performers are mostly students who take part in music-based ASAs. Please note there will be no CLASS performances at this event. BUT… tickets are available to anyone in the school community who would like to enjoy a little festive music (available soon from the LLAC Box Office – we will let you know when they are ready!). Each performer in the event will receive two tickets to the concert. We will also be holding a holiday reception before the event – so come and enjoy some delicious festive treats in the LLAC Lobby from 2:30pm onwards.
Please note that we will NOT be videoing this performance.
Pre Reception classes continued to think about same and different this week. They had a lot of fun playing the lollipop drums and trying to copy Ms. Hodgson’s rhythms! Encourage your child to tap along to music at home. Don’t worry if you don’t have a drum – any object that makes a sound will do… for example, a saucepan and a wooden spoon (if you don’t mind the noise!).