Active Literacy at Finmere

Willow class at Finmere Primary have been using fundamental movements to enhance and develop their literacy skills such as repeating phrases and simple poems, learning rhyming words and nursery rhymes and singing and remembering songs.

The children have linked movements such as wriggling, twisting, turning, galloping, leaping, weaving in and out, swinging side to side and stretching up and curing down to words in the rhymes.

They have performed actions in a circle to traditional rhymes such as 'In and out the Dusty Bluebells,' where they had to weave in and out and follow each other.

Their topic this term is 'Down on the Farm' and another circle rhyme was 'The Farmer's in the Dell' where the children created their own actions to match the words, such as rocking the child, digging for a bone and moving round in a circle as a whole class.

Willow class learnt verses from Kate Toms' version of 'Old Macdonald had a farm' and jumped up and curled down for the EIEIO actions, rocked their bodies backwards and forwards for  'it's a fun place to play' and split into groups to create movements for some animals; the spotty pigs, liked to dig and dance a wiggly jig, the horses galloped and trotted and the cheeky rats chased the cat!

Well done Willow class!

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