Pre-school current learning topic is Patterns. Children have been discovering different patterns within nature, and more specifically the patterns on animals. We have also listened to patterns in music, and made clapping patterns to compliment songs. We have used all of our bodies to create patterns. We have also created different patterns with colours and shapes.
Our Italian student-teacher Elisa took the lead with one of the lessons. She used the story of Elmer the elephant, displayed beautifully on the interactive whiteboard in a slideshow format, to explore colour and shape patterns. The children then utilised Elmer-style patches to create more patterns of their own.