Do you dread the annual Christmas concert?

do you dread the annual xmas

Here is a little insight into my experience of Christmas concerts over the years and what I have learnt to make it easier for all involved.

I taught Reception and Year 1 in a primary school.  Every year we did a Christmas concert for the parents/grandparents.  I remember, even as a musician, it being a very stressful time.  As I played the piano I was asked to learn to play all the pieces of music that accompanied the concert, even though there was a backing CD, along with teaching the children…

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World Animal Day, Halloween and... are here soon!

World animal day.. blog

 Do you like to connect EYFS activities to events that are happening in the year?

October brings with it lots of different events.  Some you may not be so familiar, for example on 4th October it is World Animal Day. 

Here are a few ideas:

Green square Old MacDonald  (Instagram Post)  Green square 5 Little Ducks (Instagram Post) Green square 5 cheeky monkeys

If you're looking for a song specifically for the day, I wrote this to celebrate a few years ago.  You could change the words to suit the children's favourite animals.  E.g. maybe a dog who likes to run; maybe a cat who likes to jump; maybe a rabbit who…

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