Saturday, 9 November 2013

At The Car Wash

Here is a wonderful activity that you can do at home with your child.  It's a lot of fun and creates opportunities to practice naming colours in English.  Take some toy cars and paint them different colours, wash them off and start again! You'll be surprised how many times they'll want to do this before the novelty wears off.  We have great big sensory tub at school but at home you should probably get your child to do this in the shower cubicle.   ;-)

Free Play in Shoe Box City

We took the shoe box houses that we made during the week and turned them into a mini-city that the kids played in today during English class.  It was a great way to finish off our unit of work on My House.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Three Little Pigs

The groups have been enjoying hearing the classic story The Three Little Pigs as part of our theme My House.  As a follow-up activity, I set the sensory tub up for the children to act out the story using some different props.  It was interesting to hear the language they have picked up from they story appearing while they played.

My House - My Home

We are learning the rooms of the house this week: bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen.

Here are some pics of our students doing worksheets.  One was a listen and paint activity and the other was a free activity where the students could decorate a picture of the house in any way they wanted.

We read the story of the Three Little Pigs and as a follow up activity made 3D houses using straws, sticks and bricks.

Then along came the Big Bad Wolf to blow the houses down!  There were two things that I really loved about this activity.  The first was hearing the children using English spontaneously as they played, calling out to the wolf and then chanting the lines from the story.  The second was seeing how hard they worked at building strong houses which would withstand the wolf.