UNDER THE SEA Commotion In The Ocean (Social/Emotional (Excursion to…
UNDER THE SEA
Commotion In The Ocean
Students draw pictures found in sand tray.
Mystery box with sensory ocean themed objects (e.g. shells, pebbles, toy fish). Students feel in the box and then try describing the item to their peers.
Sand Writing/Drawing Tray - Large tray filled with sand and hidden seashells with numbers and letters on the back for the children to find and then trace the letter or number into the sand.
Students search through pictures (taken in/of the ocean) hidden around the room.
Students draw pictures found in sand tray.
Story Telling Seashells – Children can either create their own story or retell ‘tiddler’ by painting the characters or events of the story on the back of shells. (ACELT1578)
Oral retell of rainbow fish
Create poster on the favourite ocean animal/thing they learnt. (ACELT1577)
Question of the day ‘How does that make you feel?
(ACELT1783) - - Response to 'where's the starfish'
Graffiti Board – write the word ocean and see all the words children can think of when they the word.
Read ‘Commotion in the ocean’.
Think, Pair, Share ocean animals they know of that are not mentioned in the book. (ACELY1646)
Throw ball ‘what have you learnt’
Who am I game – teacher/students thinks of a sea animal then describes it while the others try guess what it is.
Watch video from AQUA ask children is they recognise the sea animals
Read ‘chomp’ – discuss making friends (ACELY1646)
Read ‘the rainbow fish’ (ACELY1646)
Retell Rainbow Fish
Read ‘Under the sea’.
Read ‘sharing a shell’ (ACELY1646)
Read ‘Secrets of the Seashore’ – use flashlight to show hidden animals (ACELY1646)
Read ‘The big book of the blue’
Question of the day - What doesn’t go in the sea?
Read ‘Where’s the starfish’ (ACELY1646)
Allow children to express their feelings about the plastic in the ocean through: drawing, acting, dancing, writing, role-play (learning centres).
Read ‘Plastian The Little Fish’
Watch video Plastic Planet
Students make ‘no littering’ signs for the beach.
Read ‘Over in the ocean’
Underwater ABC’s Ipad Game – The children can play the game then try write the letter in their own cut out bubbles. (ACTDIP006)
Question of the day, students explore learning centres looking to answer question ‘what animals are in the sea’
Paint a picture of a time they went to the sea/beach or what sea animal they saw.
Shell Painting – Students create a shell for blob ‘from sharing a shell’ by painting shells in different colours and decorating them with glitter and cut out paper.
Reflecting Time – During quiet/rest time the children have a chance to look at the calm bottles (glass bottles filled with glitter and coloured water and small plastic sea creatures and describe how it makes them feel.
EYLF 4.3, 3.1
Earth day – Class set up to contribute/celebrate earth day
Dramatic Play Centre – Underwater themed with blue carpet and blue and green strips of cellophane, pirate and mermaid dress-ups for the children the play together or individually.
Underwater Puppet Show/Play – With fish, dolphins, sharks, boats and mermaids or pirates the children can create a story together and then present it.
Encourage children to go to or bring in photos of the sea/beach.
Excursion to beach or AQUA
Time-capsule of things they collect from excursion / beach.
Ocean Play Dough - Tray with three different coloured play dough (Beige for sand and dark and light blue for water) and different plastic sea animals and some seashells.
Magnetic Sorting Fishing Game – Land and sea animal placed in water tub and the children are to pull out the land animal and put them in the sand tub. (ACMNA005)
Sorting Rubbish from the Sea Animals – Little pieces of rubbish are mixed in a water tub with the animals and the children must scoop out the rubbish, put it in the bin and explain how it could hurt the animals
Sensory Tray – Blue and green coloured shaving cream in a tray with plastic land and sea animals that the children can sort e.g. sea animals in the blue parts and land animal on the green land.
Sea Animal Movement Sticks – Different animal are glued onto the top of sticks and then placed in a jar at the end of the stick it will have an action e.g. run, jump, hop so the children pick their animal stick and do the action.