Tuesday, 9 October 2018

An Underwater Adventure!

This week in Reception, we are reading the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. Today, we were lucky enough to have a special visitor take us on an imaginary underwater adventure into the world of The Rainbow Fish!

As we got into our boats, Benjamin commented that his was a “speedboat”.
The children had great fun exploring ocean life using their senses; listening to the sound of the waves made by instruments, smelling salty sea air, feeling shells and stones and looking at pictures and models of coral. “I can hear waves” said Amelie. “I can hear the sea!” Exclaimed David.

Next, the children chose different ways of moving to represent different sea creatures. Merkhima did a great impression of a puffer fish and Eduard explained how the lantern fish “puts light in front” so it can see.

The children then reinforced their knowledge of the story by dressing up and acting it out. 
"I’m the blue fish” said Gracie.

At the end of the session, the Rainbow Fish shared his scales with the children. During the discussion of the story, Isabel concluded that “we’ve got to share”. Acting out the story really helped the children to identify the key messages of the book. As Nevaeh put it very neatly - “sharing is caring!”

Well done Reception!