Fancy Dress in Foundation – Foundation – 01.10.21
Foundation had a very exciting day exploring our new fancy dress area. The children transformed into Gruffalos, Princesses, Pirates and Dragons! Despite all of the excitement, the children remembered to respect our learning environment and made sure that they hung their costumes up after they had finished with them.
We also collaborated with our friends and helped one another to get in and out of our costumes. We played lots of different games using our fancy dress as inspiration and made sure everyone had an important role to play.
This week Year 5 took a chapter of our class book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time, and had to take on the role of a character. They had to delve deep into their characters thoughts and feelings noticing their personality and their state of mind.
After their role play the children then had to create a freeze frame. Every child had to be tracking their characters thoughts because if they were tapped on the shoulder they had to speak as their character and hold improvisation dialogues with their characters.
All of year 5 were highly collaborative during this lesson, really showing support for one another, it also showed how they deeply understand the text we are currently reading.
Apple and Palm class had a terrifying visitor today. We got to ask them lots of questions and discovered how the wolf felt during different parts of the story. Did you feel sorry for him? Why did he trick Little Red Riding Hood?
With much excitement all around… the new role play area in Ash class has been opened. It’s Santa’s Workshop. Santa left a special message for the children mentioning that he needed help making toys and wrapping presents. The children can’t wait to get busy.
In our Literacy lesson today, we used actions and role play to act out different scenes from the Diwali story, Rama and Sita.
First we sequenced the story in the correct order to create a storyboard.
Next, we came up with some actions to represent the different characters and events. We worked in pairs so one of us could take pictures on the iPad.
Using actions helps us to remember important parts of a story.
Palm Class used their brilliant role play skills today, to act out different scenes from the Little Red Riding Hood story.
First, we decided which scene to act out and which characters would be needed.
After that, we used our bodies and voices to really become the characters in the story scene.
Finally, we presented our short scenes from the story to the rest of the class.
We identified some repetitive phrases in the story language. Can you remember what they were?
What type of sentences did Little Red Riding Hood use when she was talking to the wolf? Questions? Commands? Statements? Or, exclamatory? What was the BIG clue?
What a great way to start World Book Week at Hazeldown School with a visit from Bigfoot Theatre Company! A fantastic and interactive assembly where all children were fully engaged!
Look out for posts later today of classes having workshops with the talented Bigfoot actors!