Water Transport: Subject Web (Aesthetics and Creative Expressions (Act…
Water Transport: Subject Web
Aesthetics and Creative Expressions
Act like a boat and react to the different sounds
With body movements, children express a boat to the sound of a calm sea/ stormy sea etc.
Create a boat with recycled materials
Children use cereal boxes and toilet paper rolls to create their own boat.
Use paintbrush technique to paint a boat
Children paint their own imaginary boat on paper with a paintbrush and paint/
Sing and dance to a song related to ships
Children will learn the song and moves from a video on YouTube with the guide of the teacher.
Motor Skills Development
Use fine motor skills to build a boat with blocks
In groups, children use their fingers to pick and place wooden blocks to make the structure of a boat
Use gross motor skills to do the sailor's duties
Imitate the sailors actions on a ship like rowing the boat,, steering the wheel, raising the sail etc.)
Use fine motor skills to fold an origami boat
Children follow the teacher step-by-step to fold their own origami boat
Use gross motor skills to dance to an action song on ships
Children will be taught the action through a video on YouTube and the guide of the teacher.
Discovery of The World
Determine parts of a sailboat
Learn the essential parts of a sailboat (sail, mast, hull etc.).
Discover how water transports operate.
By observing the parts of each water transport through images, determine the main operation of the transport (by rowing, engine, wings etc.).
Predict what material a yacht is made up of
Determine which materials sink or float through experimenting with the teacher and if the material is suitable to build a yacht
Discuss how water transports can be harmful
Talk about accidents at sea and the harm they cause (to nature, sea creatures, human etc.).
Count the ships in the sea
Children are shown a picture of different sized and coloured ships, and have to count the number of ships under certain classifications e.g. red ships, big ships, total number of ships etc. according to teacher's instruction.
Ordering water transport by size
Children are shown picture cards of boats that are at the same scale size and have to line them according to their size in ascending order.
Copy the pattern of the boat
Using symmetry, children will use lego bricks to copy the structure that the teacher creates
Classify and sort the water transports
Children are given picture cards of water transports and have to come out with their own classifications (colour, shape, size, common features etc.) and sort them accordingly.
Language and Literacy
Write a story relating to water transport
Children will write a short story relating to water transport based on experience or creativity.
Read a book about ships.
Teacher sits in front of the class and read aloud a book related to ships.
Learn words that rhyme with water transports
Teacher will write words on the whiteboard that has the same ending sound as water transports e.g. boat/coat, ship/chip, ferry/berry. Children will have to pronounce them
Describe different water transports
Children are shown pictures of water transports then describe the features of the boats, while being introduced to new descriptive words e.g big/giant, many/multiple
Social and Emotional Development
Role play in a ship
Children imagine they are on shore and play different roles of sailors (e.g row boat, steer wheel, raise sail)
Describe their experience on a water transport
Children share with the class on how they felt the first time they took a water transport.
Work as a team to build a lego ship
Children will work in groups to create their own ship figurine using lego bricks
One thing you would like say to the captains
Children will take turns to share with the class one thing they would tell the captain of the ship/boat if they had a chance to (e.g. something they are thankful for, wondered about, like about them etc).