However! Back in full effect with plenty of time for a catch up...
Well week 3 was all about listening to music and observing our feelings and thoughts. The music was classical and started of with depicting the seasons – we listened to Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Vivaldi's Winter, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Pachelbel's Canon in D major, Rimsky's Flight of the Bumble Bee, and the Nutcracker. As the week went on and we were becoming more familiar with those ones we added the theme music to Star Wars, the Sorcerer's apprentice, and the title music of Harry Potter. We listened to Jazz – John Handy's Hardwork, and The Pink Panther theme tune. And it all went crazy when we played 'Let it Go'!
It was a lovely week and the children said that some of the music made them feel sad, they wanted to march, they thought about flying in the air – like Batman!, they wanted to sway, and they thought of snowflakes skipping. We took advantage of the sun on a Friday afternoon and had our circle outside whilst basking in the sun and letting the music wash over us. Beautiful.
Onto week 4:
The Continents of the World.
As we approach our main focus this term of animals of the world in danger it seemed a good idea to identify the different continents and where they are.
We brought the puzzle map and globes into circle and began to name them.
The children discussed what they knew about them.
One boy said, 'The Amazon is a river in South America.'
This made a girl scrunch up her face in a thoughtful way, 'The Amazon?!'
She turned to me, 'Isn't that a shop?!'
I nodded, ' As big as the river!'