We would like to introduce you to our new Topic. The Topic is called Street Detectives.
We are going to be learning about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. We are going to make maps and plans of the streets around us, and do some planning of our routes. We are going to find out how to make instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.
To help us get a better understanding of what our topic was going to be about we visited Mansfield Museum. While we were there we learnt all about what thing were like back then and even had a chance to have a look at some pictures to see what Mansfield town would have looked like many years ago.
Boom, boom, boom parrup, bah-dum TISH! Her come the marching band! Left, right, left, right... Atten-SHUN!
Step in time to the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4, let's make sounds, high and low!
That sound is lound! that one's quiet... Shhhh, listen up! What can you hear? There are sounds all around. What's making each one?
Name all the instruments in the band and be part of a 'body orchestra'! Pat your knees, clap your hands, tap your feet, let's move to the beat.
Now march up the hill with the grand old Duke of York, beating your drum or shaking your shaker.
Then it's time to perform... Oh, what a performance! Your audience loves you, so let's take a bow!
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm to sadness and life to everything.'
Throw it, catch it, roll it, bounce it! BOING, BOING, BOING! Up and down and side to side, can you catch the bouncing ball?
Can you bounce too? Jump like a horse, leap like a frog or kick like a kangaroo! How many bounces can you do?
Design a game, bouncy or otherwise! Then write instructions for someone else to play it. Are the instructions clear enough? Can the players follow them? Who will score the highest?
Then let's create a Sporting Challenge Day for parents and carers... Can they hit it, roll it, win it?
Now let's relax... Breathe deeply and stretch those tired muscles. Yawn... All that bouncing must be making you tired!