This week we cut out story characters (tropical marine life from Finding Nemo). It was very absorbing for the students and they loved holding their character up at story time. The students’ confidence and knowledge of English is building. The activity which encourages the children to give voice to the characters builds literacy skills, practises a wide range of vocab and dialogue and is very creative. The students really like this activity as it put them into the story.
The students were absorbed in the activity of colouring in the fabric map of the world – Great Barrier Reef and the Eastern Australian current. There were eight students around the fabric all colouring in together!
We previewed a costume as a taster of what they could create with coloured paper / cardboard next week. They loved putting it on and posing in it and many were asking questions about how it was made.