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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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Help, I have no voice!

Help, I have no voice! copy

It’s not until you no longer have your voice that you realise how much you rely on it as a teacher.

My job requires me to talk and of course sing.  I lost my voice at the end of June 2015, which thankfully was near the end of the summer term so my classes were near an end, but I had videos to create for the new ‘Music Time’ plans that I created.  It only started to get back to normal at the beginning of September; that’s a long time!

I don’t think that I did myself any favours at the start of …

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