Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Pukeko Update

We started dance with the dance instructors this week. All of the children are super focused and eager to learn the dances. It is so much fun watching how hard they are trying to get the moves right. When they make a mistake the just move on and have another go.

We also continued on with the Pukeko, reading some non-fiction books and stories to the children. We had a go a sketching a Pukeko using Perky Pukeko as a model. Here are our first attempts.

Casey and Zac got creative and created a map for their play on a large piece on corrugated cardboard.They were able to talk me through it very clearly. They pretended to be super-alien, spider-man and Captain America and planned to trap The Joker(alias Mr T) using  weapons they made from the engineering kit and cardboard tubes! THE JOKER SURVIVED (this time)!

Jared drew a LARGE castle outside with an attic for old toys and then he went inside and built another castle with the foam blocks for his cars. He explained in great detail all the parts of his outside castle  and what you could do in the castle and then told me a long story about how the cars could operate on his block castle inside.

Tobias built binoculars from the tubes and straws while Casey, Zac and Michael  worked with the engineering kit.

Mr Kingston brought over a HUGE tube foe us to investigate. Yagana, Rocki, Sophie and Joseph began experimenting to see what they could post, how fast it would go down and what happened when they varied the height of the tube-Science in action!

We were lucky to have New Zealand Playhouse visit us this week with a mash up of Little Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood. Pantomime at its best!A great example of innovative thinking-3 actors, minimal props and a very interesting plot.

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