Kindi – by Jasmine
This week in kindi was myself, Jenny and Sunny. We focused a lot on circle time, looking at numbers in English and Fijian and the alphabet. We could see a vast improvement from the kids throughout the week – which is a great achievement. This week our theme of the week was ‘under the sea’. Therefore everyday we focused on a different animal for them to create to make an aquarium at the end. We turned this theme into a competition and the best four ‘artists were rewarded with their drawing going onto the aquarium. Overall we had a fantastic fun filled week!
Class 4 – by Kirstie
This week was my 3rd and trail week with class 4. Molly joined and we had a really good time with them! I’ve definatley see an improvement with them and they are much more responsive especially with reading in english. This week week we taught; a geography lesson on maps and capital cities, a science lesson on plants as well as basic literacy and maths. We were really proud of them at the end of the week as we split them all up into groups and gave them a quiz which they all did amazingly at. This shows that a lot of our lessons have actually gone in! The kids are much more confident around us now and the slow readers we have been working with have shown a lot more improvement. Upset to be leaving class 4 after all this time as they have been amazing to work with and I hope they take on board what I’ve taught them.
Class 7 – by Charlotte S
On friday I taught a Ballet lesson to class 7. All the boys laughed when I told them they had to dance for their lesson, however they were keen to learn too. I taught them the basic feet and arm positions, which they picked up really quickly! I showed them how to do a pirouette and a first arabesque which they all loved. I then split them into groups to make a short dance at the end of the lesson. It took some persuading to get them all up to perform in front of the rest of the class. The girls were considerably better than the boys but there is definatley potential for a new Billy Elliot!
House Dance – by Holly
Our House Cup for this week was dancing. For Kirsty and I, dancing is not our finest talent to say the least so we went in blind and the aim was to have fun. We based our dance around the classic ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ starting with some Irish high kicks and then for the kids in pairs and got them to spin each other around. One word….Carnage. Giving permission to Fijian kids to swirl each other around was probably our brightest idea. Next, we took some new moves from our Scottish night club experience and taught our group ‘big fish little fish’ and finished with the children on their knees acting as if they were making it rain money. The worst dance routine ever created but I had a blast and the kids are loving it too.
Sports Coaching – by Charlotte
This week we coached football to all the years. We focused on basic skills like dribbling and passing advancing the difficulty with each year group before making it into a competition to make it more engaging for the children. At the end of each session we played a game of football which was more successful once the children grasped that they couldn’t touch the ball with their hands. Overall the coaching was a success although difficult not to make everything into a rugby/wrestling match!