25 January 2016
Last week was quite an exciting week for the children as we celebrated two birthdays on the same day in the classroom. Hence, the children got to sing “Happy Birthday” a few times.
Last week, we continued to talk about work on the farm. We focused our discussion on farm animals that could help farmers with heavy work such as horses and donkeys. We saw that horses and donkeys could help pull the cart full of load for the farmer. They could carry things on their backs. They could also pull the plough for the farmer to plough the fields. We then pretended to be horses and donkeys carrying loads on our back. Of course it was quite difficult for us to move around. We then looked at food for horses and donkeys. We saw that they ate hay, grass, carrots, and apples. We then pretended to feed the horses and donkeys with different kinds of food. We also looked at the equipment used for riding a horse. We were quite surprised that horses also needed to wear shoes when they raced or worked in the fields. We then watched a clip about horses. The children copied the actions of walking, trotting, and galloping like a horse. In the art centre, we made horse on sticks. As we are making a farm animal book, we also made horses and donkeys for our book. The most fun part we had last week was when we got to play with real straw. We then used the straw to make a real scarecrow which is now inside our classroom next to our field play centre.
This week we will be looking at the dairy farm. We will be looking at cows and buffalos, and dairy products.