Big Tots Class 2-4 years (45 minutes)
This class is designed for sturdy toddlers up to pre school children. Each class has a regular structure to provide a variety of experiences for children to learn.
Meet and Greet!
A time of merriment, excitement and anticipation as everyone arrives. Children, with their adults look for their name card next to a mini Milly or Ziggy, somewhere in the room. Music is playing to create a welcoming atmosphere!
Wake up, wake up! Get your body moving! A time to get our bodies moving, minds thinking and ready to learn. A rousing 'wake up' song with actions is just the thing to get everyone awake and alert and joining in!
What's in the Bag?
'What's in the bag? What's in the bag?
Come and have a look - What's in the bag?'
Each week from the music bag appears a rhyme book - sometimes traditional, sometimes new, with visual clues. A special adult is chosen to hold and turn the pages as the children say and act the rhyme.
Milly's Musicality Time!
An opportunity to explore a variety of instruments: To compose, perform, listen, appraise and respond to music and sounds. Throughout the year children will experience different timbre (sounds), pitch (high/low), tempo (fast/slow), rhythm (longer/shorter) and dynamics (loud/soft) of music and sounds.
Play the Parachute!
Rucks of fun with songs and games around, on and under the parachute. I can hear the squeals of laughter now!!
Well done!! A time to celebrate the children's successes and learning and present their Rucks of Fun stickers.
Finally all singing the 'Goodbye Song'.
A Warm Welcome!
Sitting on a mat in a circle, each child is welcomed by name and all the 'mini' Zooming Ziggys and Musical Millys are returned to the Rucks of Fun House. The 'Welcome Song' is sung at the beginning of each class.
"Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome... welcome everyone,
There's music and there's lots to do at Rucks of Fun!"
Today's theme links all the songs and games together and are carefully chosen to support children's learning according to the time of year. Action songs with visual aids introduce children to new concepts and ideas about the world around them.
Follow the Leader!
Can you do what I do? Or can you do what a friend can do? Children follow the actions of the leader in time to the music with body actions. The actions may be small, they may be big, they may turn, they may twist, they may be high, they may be low, they may be quite still! Can you do what I do?
Zoom with Ziggy!
Curiosity and expression are uppermost as children are introduced to a variety of props to explore how they can be used. Lots of independent discovery is encouraged to respond to the prop and the accompanying music.
Rucks of Fun at Rest!
Ahhhh!!! Slow captivating music to slow down the pace, relax excited little minds and bodies and bring the lesson to a quiet peaceful conclusion.
The content of each lesson may vary depending on the level of FUN!