This week we have been looking at the story ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. The children have loved listening to this story and may become one of the class favourites. They have been learning all about different animals and we learnt some facts about Elephants and Lions. After sharing a video showing the children how elephants use their trunks to hold on to each other’s tails another video played by accident showing an elephant painting a self-portrait. Yes that is correct a SELF-PORTRAIT. After watching in disbelief, I said to the children that if an elephant could paint that well they should be able to paint brilliant pictures of elephants. They didn’t disappoint and the paintings are proudly displayed in the classroom. I shared how talented elephants are in the staff room but other staff members thought it must be a trick. The next day however Mrs Hunt informed us that Elephants at Whipsnade Zoo paint; thank you Mrs Hunt.
Natasha from RelaxKids based her session round Rumble in the Jungle. It was a fantastic session and the children are getting more used to the different stages and the expectations during this session. The stages are as follows: Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breathe, Believe and Relax. The sessions revolve around a story but build upon skills the children have learnt in previous sessions. It promotes listening to their bodies and thinking positive thoughts such as I am happy, I am fun, I am tall, I am loving and I am super.
The week has ended with a performance of ‘The Jungle Book’ as a treat for the children. Thank you to Lewis for bringing in the story so we could share it beforehand.
Next week we have a surprise for the children. I won’t spoil it on here but hopefully you will all have the opportunity to pop in over the next two weeks to see it for yourselves. We are hoping it will be a great experience for the children and will inspires lots of discussion and writing during the fortnight.
Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget next week is a five day school week (which is our only one this term!).