Exploring animals through drama

We listened to music from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Camille Saint-Saens and used our bodies to show which animal we were. The pieces were ‘Elephant’, ‘The Aviary’ and ‘Kangaroo’. Later we imagined we could move and sound like different animals and we had to find our animal partner. We had so much fun!

Here are some links to the pieces we listened to and a couple more:

Elephant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1nVDoCnsNk
The Aviary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFJf3rHd69c
Kangaroo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gjNhJ7l7Mk
Aquarium 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OAQ6rAs9DA
Swan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXEy_UfSgCU

We are all special!

Today we had a visit from Corrina Burge who came to show us how we can help each other be better listeners and help anyone who has hearing aids. We learnt how important hearing aids are for some people, about the different parts of a hearing aid and what a radio aid is. She told us a story called ‘Daisy & Ted’s Awesome Adventures’ about when Ted meets a girl called Daisy who has just moved in next door and when he tries to speak to her, she seems to be ignoring him… but then he finds out that she is deaf and has a hearing aid. They go on an adventure and he learns how he can be more helpful by following some simple rules which we are all going to try to follow:

Think about sensible talking voices – try to think about your volume 

Look straight at someone when you are talking to them or listening 

Make sure the person can watch your lips

Talk normally and never shout at someone 

Don’t talk with your mouth full or mumble

Make sure you don’t all talk at the same time so it’s clear to hear the person speaking 

We all talked about how we are  all special in different ways and sang a song called ‘Good to be me’ with sign language. Here’s a link:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=igmU0b65WCU