After a few technical hitches today we got started. We began by recounting the children’s recent visit to Belfast Zoo. It was encouraging to see how much they were able to remember from their visit and was useful to be able to tie it in with this project.
The children enjoyed looking at some of the photographs of elephant and this led to some creative discussions about pink fluffy elephants using big glasses to see ladybirds!
After the break we focused on elephants and the children enjoyed making elephants to stand in their animal zoos. This was a good introduction to work on a flashmob which the children had never heard of.
We agreed five simple instructions for the flashmob and then children were to carry this out in the playground. The children really enjoyed this activity and responded well to each of the five instructions.
On return to the classroom we were able to share some of the video and audio from our flashmob.