Category: Reflections on our learning

Ilina and Shivani – 15/03/19

Reflection

The children seemed to enjoy the music and dance in the session. After understanding from the past few sessions what type of activities the kids were truly interested in, we realised that singing and dance-along activities drew more attention from them. They seemed to get restless after having to sit down for too long and so we wanted our session to be more interactive. We used dances such as the hokey pokey, baby shark, and chicken dance, and the children loved being given the chance to move around and dance. For following sessions, we’ll try to be more creative with the activities we choose, and think of themes such that we can include activities where the kids can be given more freedom to move around and interact with music.

Winnie and Rene’s Session – 23/9/18

The kids really liked the play with different people acting as different characters, and they got really excited and into the play. They seemed really interested in the play and what we were doing. The kids seemed to enjoy the coloring for a certain period of time but they also started getting a little antsy after sitting for so long, during the questions after they sat through both the coloring and the play. The preparation process was challenging for us since we did not have time to rehearse the play. We also had to be flexible and creative with how to make the play look more entertaining, for example by using props such as chairs. So for the next session, we will try to keep in mind the balance between active and passive activities.

Natania and Sara’s session 23/9/18

Reflection

The kids really liked the play with different people acting as different characters, and they got really excited and into the play. They seemed really interested in the play and what we were doing. The kids seemed to enjoy the colouring for a certain period of time but they also started getting a little antsy after sitting for so long, during the questions after they sat through both the colouring and the play. The preparation process was challenging for us since we did not have time to rehearse the play. We also had to be flexible and creative with how to make the play look more entertaining, for example by using props such as chairs. So for next session, we will try to keep in mind the balance between active and passive activities.

 

Christian, Evan, Fayyaz, Aveek’s session 11/01/19

Theme : Little Red Riding Hood

 

Reflection

After discussing various children’s stories, we came up with the idea of Little Red Riding Hood. The main challenge we had to overcome was keeping the kids engaged and finding a suitable video to use to tell the story.  

 

SWOT Analysis

 

Strengths
  • The story was engaging for the kids
  • Kids were having fun throughout, when we questioned them about the events of the story, and when we played the game with them
  • Kids liked the outdoor play
Weaknesses
  • Some of the kids are not comfortable to talk to us YET
  • It’s somewhat hard to tell instructions to the kids
  • Some primary school may still be using the playground which prevents the kids to use the playground
Opportunities
  • Next time, maybe we can play a different type of game with them.
Threats
  • When playing in the playground, some kids fell and got sand all over their body
  • Kids are not comfortable listening to longer stories
  • Sometimes the kids get a bit TOO excited when playing games and so they might unintentionally push their friends over.

 

 

Alicia, Tony and Pretty’s session on 25/01/19

Theme :  Music

Reflection:

We are trying really hard to let the kids understand the things we are trying to express. Our topic is music. Sometimes the kids may not pay attention or the activity may be too hard for them. Musical chairs and going to the playground are always good ideas to get the kids’ attention.

Some of the kids could not understand the question when it was told the first time so we had to be more clear and ask the same question more than once. The kids loves to play outside in the sand. Most of the time the kids are able to entertain themselves on the playground but we would still need to be able to be engaged with them.

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