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Travels and Holidays

Nov 25, 2022

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Travels & Holidays

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Yellow

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Recap

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LETTER

Hh – Hot 

This theme got us thinking of warm seas, ocean breeze and holiday vibes, by the end of the week we were all itching to go on holiday!

During ring time we spoke about our favourite travel destinations. We also spoke about the 7 continents and named them. This is a tricky thing to understand but by the end of the week, the children started to get the idea.

We spoke about all the necessary things that we need to take on holiday.  We also explained the use of a passport. We created our own passports and did a role-play travel excursion. We told all the children that we were traveling from South Africa to Mauritius to visit the beautiful white beaches.  We then flew to Europe to visit Italy and Paris… so beautiful! After Paris, we then went to New Zealand to see the hot air balloon show in Waikato…so amazing! From there we landed in Australia to visit the Kangaroos and Koala Bears, then back to South Africa. We would need our passports to go out of South Africa and get into another country and we would have to wait in line to go through border control. Once we were through border control. In order to get to these places, we of course had to fly, so we all strapped in and “flew” around the school until we reached our destinations. The children loved this role-play activity and were able to understand why a passport is important.

We also worked on our fine motor skills and pencil grip by writing our own names in the passports and our cutting and pasting skills to make our suitcases, for the suitcases the children painted a folder, and we looked through magazines for pictures of things we would pack for holiday and pasted them onto our painted suitcases.

Our Hoppers have been working on their drawing skills this week, they drew holiday pictures on the back of their passports and pictures of whatever they liked on their suitcases, we are so impressed with these hoppers drawing skills. Keep up the good work!

It has been a great week.

Our theme next week will be: Christmas

Have a safe and lovely weekend.

 

ROOTS and WINGS ...

Two things children should get from their parents

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

5 Dec : Hooked on Books during School

6 Dec : Christmas Party

7 Dec : Break Up Day

8 Dec – 15 Dec : Holiday Club

 

Lots of love

Teacher Kate-Lynn, Teacher Katy and the Happy Hoppers Assistants 

Our Jet Setters!

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