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#1 xfactorlover

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

hi ya everyone,

just wondered if anyone could help i am being observed on my topic of under the sea next week and wondered if anyone had any great ideas. it is for a recepion class of 23 and i can do it on any area of learning. i always do literacy though so wouldnt mind a change. for my last observation i got an outstanding by the school sip so want it to be another fantastic lesson. so that is why i have come here to ask as i have no ideas- i am 20 weeks pregnant and think i have pregnancy brain. lol
any ideas would be greatly ppreciated- i would love to do something maybe in the water tray orr outside but cant think of any x x x x

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:30 PM

Can you share the observation objectives as you should have a focus? That might help!
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:40 PM

the objective can be anything as i have not picked what area of learning to do yet! x

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:55 PM

could you do rhyme 12345 once i caught a fish alive - bring in maths ? what about different sea creatures - talk about similarities/differences - number of legs/tentacles/patterns? what about story rainbow fish -talk about colours - mixing colours - bring in sharing/taking turns
there is something on here somewhere about the fish who could wish with lots of ideas - have a look around x
hope that might help?

Edited by blondie, 30 May 2009 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:21 PM

Does it need to be a whole class session? If not could it be a small group and you actually get some fish from the fishmonger and let children explore the fish and discuss colour, shape, smell, feel etc.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:31 PM

Your observation should have an objective or a focus if you prefer--the criteria against which you are being observed? This focus/objectives should be decided before your obs and agreed between you and the observer and it is that that the observer should comment on.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

Your observation should have an objective or a focus if you prefer--the criteria against which you are being observed? This focus/objectives should be decided before your obs and agreed between you and the observer and it is that that the observer should comment on.

I totally agree - it would be totally unfair for it to be a completely open observation based purely on what you decide to teach.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:39 PM

it is totally on what i want to do there is no criteria or observation- i just do what i want! it is always done this way im afraid!


thanx loads for you ideas people they are great!

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:56 PM

In our Under the Sea topic the children made their own rock pools. Clear plastic bowls/trays, water, sand rocks, green/brown cellophane, shells and sea creatures. This activity inspired the children so much it took over the week! They observed changes in sand, the clarity of the water, the different feel of the celophane when it became wet etc. Aswell as all the creativity it inspired. Pictures/paintings/imaginative play etc.

Hope it goes well.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

ahh thankyou hun that is a lovely iddea x x x

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:00 PM

Check here in the forum Under the Sea topic
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:42 AM

I'm starting same topic tomorrow, although recalled it Shark Tales, as using video as stimulous. Last time I used Nemo - great video to use, our outcome for the topic was a 'play' - children and me wrote script which I read and they moved about the stage accordingly wearing super head dresses.

Bit late in day but might inspire your thoughts some how, good luck




hi ya everyone,

just wondered if anyone could help i am being observed on my topic of under the sea next week and wondered if anyone had any great ideas. it is for a recepion class of 23 and i can do it on any area of learning. i always do literacy though so wouldnt mind a change. for my last observation i got an outstanding by the school sip so want it to be another fantastic lesson. so that is why i have come here to ask as i have no ideas- i am 20 weeks pregnant and think i have pregnancy brain. lol
any ideas would be greatly ppreciated- i would love to do something maybe in the water tray orr outside but cant think of any x x x x



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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:04 PM

sorry proabably late in the day but I have just finished my under the sea topic and here are some of the things I did:

We:
used the KentED site to get a template of the rainbow fish that the children could use colour magic with to paint scales
we covered half of a balloon in mod roc, painted them and made jelly fish
we used window pens to create an under the sea picture on our classroom windows, which the ch also labelled
we went to the local pet store and bought fish, we then wrote the instructions on how to look after them, and a rota for who was going to feed them etc
we used the rainbow fish story for maths stories; eg one rainbow fish had three scales and another had four, how many altogther, the ch stuck the scales on the fish and told me their story to record
we decroated sea horse pictures in repeating patterns
we measured out the length of sea creatures on the field
we went rock pooling and caught crabs - not a good idea for an observation - but lots of fun
we made under the sea snow storms - we decorated glass jars with an under water scene with glass paint and filled it with glitter and blue coloured water, screwed the lid on and then used kitchen sealent to seal it all - they were great
we did a lot on capacity - comparing and ordering
we also watched the Little mermaid and learnt the words to Under the Sea
we watched Shark Tale and as Bruce the shark is a vegetarian we looked at healthy foods and made vegetarian lasagne - they loved it
we visited the local fishmonger who gave us some fantastic fish and crabs we we did observational drawings of
we sequenced the story of the rainbow fish - sparkle box helped there!
we drew under the sea pictures with crayon and washed over them with blue paint
we printed sea turtles using different shaped stamps
we sorted different shells
we looked through lots of non fiction books to find out facts about different creatures - the children brought in loads of stories and books too
we adopted a dolphin
we set up the role play area as a rockpool, then a mermaid cave
we looked at different patterns on the fish etc and talked about camaflauge
we moved like different sea creatures to the music of the Little Mermaid
we created octopuses with paper chain legs
if you type - under the sea powerpoint - into google - loads comes up!
we created an under the sea collage and used directional words to discuss where they were
Books we used - sharing a shell
commotion in the ocean
fish that could wish
rainbow fish
shark in the park
whale song
figedty fish
tiddler
snail and the whale

Hope this helps a little - I was sitting here planning next term and was thinking I didn't cover everything I wanted to but it would appear now that it is written down that I did quite a lot!!!
Good Luck with the observation
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:53 PM

I forgot to also mention that we went off to Sainsbury's and bought different types of fish to try - they tried tuna, salmon, pilchards, prawns, mussels and even octopus!! it comes in a tin with tentacles and everything!!!!
we also made jelly - a tenuous link to jelly fish I know, but they had fun!!!

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:12 PM

Fab ideas Nicky- you certainly did a lot!




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