Our Play-based Learning Classes

Happy Feet Fitness classes are full of engaging ideas for play-based learning

Happy Feet Fitness has successfully evolved the concept of play-based learning, finding the perfect balance between educational content, creativity, health and social development in our super fun themed adventure classes. Whether it’s a song and dance for preschool or fun exercises for kids’ fitness, all of our activities are uniquely designed to encourage participation, expression and social interaction. We know it’s vitally important to get your children truly engaged. That is why every week we present a completely different class full of fun ideas and themes for the children to explore keeping the whole experience of Happy Feet Fitness new, entertaining and exciting.

Our range of classes includes:

“Hey Happy Feet it’s time to go to work

Brush your hair, brush your teeth, and put on a clean shirt

Have a healthy breakfast to start the day right

Grab your helmet and your Hi-Vis it’s time to get on site.

C’mon Happy Feet construction crew

We’ve got a lot of of work to do

Let’s keep safe and work as a team

We’ll get the job done with the big machines”

 

In our super fun Construction Class we explore what it might be like going to work on a construction site.

We begin by waking up in the morning and getting ready to go to work and making sure we have the protective

gear we need to keep ourselves and the team safe.

Next, it’s time to drive the big machines and the discover the different ways that cranes, diggers, bulldozers and dump trucks operate and move to do the work they do.

Then it’s time to get building. This activity encourages the children to work together and engage in some fun active play to build a tower using large lego blocks. It’s amazing to watch the creation take shape!!

The Happy Feet Fitness Construction Class is an engaging play based adventure that fires up the children’s imaginations and encourages teamwork to make the dream work.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality Area 5.2.1  Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.

Outcome 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Outcome 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

Outcome 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

“I’d like a pet.

There’s just so many different kinds, I don’t know which one to get.

There are big ones and small ones and some with really big eyes.

There are hairy ones and scary ones and some that like to fly!”

In this class we explore the wonderful world of having a pet and responsibilities that come with it. We begin with a song named “I’d like a Pet” which gives us the opportunity to think about what kind of pet would suit us best as we sing and dance along, moving like the animals we are talking about.

Then we meet Diggy the dog who likes pretending to be a cat and suggests we should give it a try. We put on some special Happy Feet cat ears and do some cool cat moves as we slink along to the cat song. Afterwards Diggy the dog talks to us about how to best look after our pets to make sure they are happy, safe, and feel loved. Next we meet Snappy the pet crocodile and listen to his song while dancing with Snappy puppets.

Our Pets class encourages the children to learn about the responsibilities of pet care while having lots of fun.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.2.3 – Each child’s agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions that influence events in their world.

Quality area 5.2 – Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships.

Learning Outcome 1.4 – Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

Learning Outcome 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivit

“Click, clack, front and back, seatbelts save our lives,

It doesn’t matter if you’re going very far seatbelts save our lives.”

This super fun and educational class is an example of just one of our irresistible ideas for play-based learning all about introducing children to traffic awareness. We explore the ideas of seatbelts, traffic lights and crossing the road safely using some uniquely handmade props, puppets and clever song lyrics.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Quality area 1.2.2 – Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback

Learning Outcome 3 – Children have a strong sense of well being

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Outcome 2 – Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Learning Outcome 2.1 – Children develop a
sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

“If you see some rubbish please don’t throw it away – Recycling is a better way.

Turning something old into something new – Recycling is what we do.”

Through the adventures of Lucy Litterbug and Captain Recycle we learn all about the importance of keeping our planet clean, which items we can recycle, and how trees help the earth to stay healthy.

Our Recycling class is full of super clever, good clean fun.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 3.2.3 – The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 2.4 – Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Learning Outcome 5.4 – Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Fitkids

Hey Happy Feet if we want to feel great, we’ve got to keep our bodies healthy and stay in shape.So lets move to the music and groove to thesound, we can keep our bodies fit while we get on down.

In our Fit Kids class we learn all about how doing exercise and eating healthy food will help our bodies grow strong and our brains to be clever. After doing the Happy Feet Fit Kids work out, we play the “You are what you eat” game to help us all understand what kind of foods our bodies really like to eat and what kind of foods don’t really help us to stay healthy and strong.

 Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1– Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Quality area 2.1.3– Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 3.2– Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Super Heroes

We are super heroes, we’re here to save the day.

We are super heroes andwe’ve got super capes!

 In our super heroes class we imagine the fun of having super powers and more importantly how we might use them to help other people.

This class helps us understand that there are many different kinds of super heroes in the world and that we all have the power to do something special or kind for others.

Our Super Heroes class really comes to life and fires up the children’s imagination when they dress up in our specially created Super Hero costumes.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.2– Each child I supported build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships

Quality area 5.2.1– Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 1 – Children have a strong sense of identity.

Learning outcome 1.2 – Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency

Olympics

“Stand tall and be proud Happy Feet team, you’ve won gold!!!”

In this class we explore the meaning of the Olympics, the spirit in which it was founded, and why the Olympic flags looks the way it does.

We then march in our very own Olympic opening ceremony and participate in some exciting Happy Feet Olympic games.

The music in this class has been created to be very uplifting and the activities so much fun. Our Happy Feet Fitness Olympics class is sure to inspire young minds and have a great time.

 Early Years Learning Framework

 Quality area 1.1.2 – Each child’s current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of the program.

Quality area 2.1.3– Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 1.4– Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Community Heroes

Call 000 in emergency for fire fighters, ambulance and police

Call 000 in emergency and you will get the help that you need.

In our Community Heroes class we learn all about important people in our community that are here to help and who comes to help us in different kinds of emergencies. Fireman Frank invites us on the Happy Feet fire truck and we even manage to rescue Mrs Muppets cat from a very tall tree. Our Community Heroes class is as entertaining and fun as it is educational.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.1.1– Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcome in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.

Learning Outcome 1.1–  Children feel safe, secure, and supported

Learning Outcome 2.1Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Sharing and Caring

You can share with me, I can share with you.

We can share together because that’s what friends do!”

The message is loud and clear in this class that Sharing and Caring is FUN!!

The children really enjoy engaging in some super fun sharing activities and also a very cool pack away your toys song and game.

We learn that being kind and helping others is a really great thing to do.

 

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.1.2– The dignity and rights of every child is maintained

Quality area 5.2– Each child I supported build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships

Quality area 5.2.1– Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 1.4– Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Outcome 2.3– Children become aware of fairness

Down on the farm

 

Down on the farm with all of our friends, there’s chickens and cows and pigs in their pens.

Down on the farm we can ride on our horse, play in the hey and milk the cows of course.

In our Farm class we explore what life is like living on a farm.

Driving in our tractors, feeding all the animals and riding on our horses.

We all help Famer Mick with Daisy the cow who needs to do a little more exercise.

This class really comes to life when we all get dressed up in our wonderful Happy Feet cow costumes and do a fun obstacle course to inspire Daisy the cow to get mooving!!

 

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1.3– Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 2– Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Learning Outcome 2.1– Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Space

Our Space class is out of this world fun!!
In this very imaginative and creative adventure we put on our space helmets and fly our rockets up to the moon. When we land we land on the moon we learn about gravity by going for a funny moon walk to some very spacey music.
While on the moon we find an alien spaceship with our space binoculars and fly it to another planet where we meet ‘La La’ the friendly alien who teaches us a very cool alien dance. The music and props created for our Space class really fire up the children’s imaginations and bring the class to life.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.1.1– Responsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationships which engage and support each child to feel secure, confident and included.

Quality area 2.1– Children’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted.

Learning Outcome 4– Children are confident and involved learners.

Learning Outcome 4.1– Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

Australia is a great place to be, our island home is surrounded by sea.

With kangaroos that jump really high and kookaburras laughing in the sky.

We jump straight into some cool kangaroo costumes and get our heart rates up with some tricky kangaroo moves. Next, we practice our kookaburra sounds and then fly around with Cookie the kookaburra laughing in the sky.

Then it’s time to explore some Aboriginal culture. We listen to the didgeridoo and then dance and play our clap sticks to the music.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.1.2The dignity and rights of every child is maintained

Learning Outcome 2.1 – Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Learning Outcome 2.2 – Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Objectives

You are you and I am me – Everybody is special and does things differently

This is a beautiful class that teaches children about each of us being unique and different, and for them to understand how wonderful that is! In the “Feelings” song we practice showing how we feel using our facial expressions – this is a very funny activity and the children usually end up doing a lot of laughing.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.2 – Each child I supported build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships

Quality area 5.1.2 – The dignity and rights of every child is maintained

Learning Outcome 2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Outcome 1.4 – Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

 

Learning Objectives

Hey Happy Feet, what’s that sound Choo, Choo, Chugga Chugga, Choo, Choo

Hey Happy Feet, wheels go around Choo, Choo, Chugga Chugga, Choo, Choo

Hear the engine rolling down the track Click Clack, Clickity Clack

There’s so much fun to be had Click Clack, Clickity Clack

There are lots of different ways to get around and in this class we explore some of the fun ways of getting where you want to go.

We begin by imagining ourselves as planes, spreading our wings and starting our engines, before taking off and flying high into the sky! We perform fantastic tricks up in the air – roly poly’s and loop de loops, then we touch back down at the airport so we can try a new mode of transport.

It’s time to meet our special train, purpose built for this class, the Happy Feet Express. We ride the train all around the country side visiting hoppington, noddington and wiggleton stations that have us hopping, nodding and wiggling at each visit. The Planes, Trains and Automobiles class has the children laughing, learning and having a great time.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.2.2 – Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 4 – Children are confident and involved learners

Learning Outcome 4.4 – Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.

Learning Objectives

Colours and shapes are everywhere, a triangle, a circle and a square.

Red ones, yellow ones, blue ones, green – lots of different colours to be seen.

Using their amazing magical powers the children draw shapes in the air which then magically appear in our Happy Feet colours and shapes book! Using our magic again we colour all the shapes in different colours. This class explores the wonderful world of colours and shapes in a very engaging and entertaining way.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.1 – The educational program enhances each child’s learning and development

Quality area 1.2 – Educators facilitate and extend each child’s learning and development

Learning Outcome 5.4 – Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Learning Objectives

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring as the seasons change so does the weather they bring. In Summer it’s hot, in Winter it’s cold, in Autumn and Spring there’s lots of changes to behold.

Our Seasons class is full of super fun interactive ways for the children to explore the changes in the weather at different times of the year.

We play a musical game of dancing, listening and problem solving as we try to match seasons with the weather they bring. Then we put on our welly boots and rain coats and go jumping, stomping and hopping in the wet Winter puddles. Next, it’s Summer and we’re off to the beach for a surf. We refresh on some beach safety and then it’s time to hit the waves and ride the big kahuna.

Cowubunga Dudes!!

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1 Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted

Quality area 1.2.2 – Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and

physical wellbeing

Learning Outcome 1.4 – Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Big and Small

Giant trees, giant trees tall and proud

Giant trees, giant trees way up in the clouds.

From tiny little butterflies to huge stomping giants we explore the amazing world of big and small.

Sometimes things can start very small and then grow into something super big like tiny little seeds that grow into big giant trees.

The children definitely have some big fun learning and laughing in the Big and Small class.

 

Early Years Learning Framework

 Quality area 1.1– The educational program enhances each child’s learning and development

Learning Outcome 4.1Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Outcome 4.2Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

Learning Objectives 

Eating vegetables everyday will help you run jump and play.                                                                                      

Putting vegetables on your plate will make your body feel great!                                                                            

They are good for your brain, good for your heart,                                                                                   

Vegetables are SUPERSTARS!

Our Vegetables class is a super engaging and highly entertaining class jam packed full of good healthy fun to help the children understand the importance of healthy eating and how it helps us to feel great. We make a giant vegetable stir fry in our parachute wok and then play a super fun vegetables game that helps us explore the different colours and shapes of fresh food.

Early Years Learning Framework

 Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

 Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Objectives

Dinosaurs get ready to roar – 1,2,3 ROAR!

Shake your tails, Stomp the floor, Crouch down low and do the Dinosaur!

In this class we become big stomping, dancing dinosaurs and certainly look the part with some bedazzling handmade Happy Feet costumes.

The dinosaurs then do an exciting dinosaur conga dance followed by some fun movement activities with dinosaur eggs – one of which is just about to hatch!

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Outcome 4.1 – Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

I like looking for bugs in my back yard

Some bugs are easy to find while others are quite hard.

You never know what kind of bug that you’re going to find

There is just so many different types, so many different kinds.

 This class starts with a bug dance! “Hey, Happy Feet can you do what bugs do? Can you move like a bug and bust a bug dance move?”

We dance around like crazy cockroaches, buzzing bees and wriggle and jiggle like wriggly worms.

Next, we put on beautiful brightly coloured worm puppets and wriggle them around all over the ground, in the air, and way up high to a funny Happy feet worm song.

Our friend Bumble the Bee comes out for a buzz and we chat about bugs in the garden; he asks is we would like to go on a bug hunt! We make an obstacle course with spikey pods and a super groovy tunnel, and then we all practiced taking turns, balancing on the colourful pods and climbing through the tunnel looking for cool bugs.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.2.2 – Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 1.4 – Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Objectives

I’m a funny clown and I like to make you laugh. Should I talk a funny talk? Should I walk a funny walk? Should I fall down on the ground? Should I spin around and around?

In our circus class we pretend we are performing in the circus as funny clowns, acrobat dancers, and daring tightrope walker way up high. We explore a lot of different equipment in this class including hoops, dancing ribbons and a tightrope we all have to carefully balance on.

We all have tons of fun exploring what it would be like being a circus entertainer.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

We bright and shiny stars up so very high, twinkling and turning in the night sky. We can shine low or we can shine high we can even do a star jump in the night sky. 

There are many different kinds of stars to explore. We begin our star class as starfish under the sea, bobbing along on the ocean floor stretching our arms and legs out as wide as we can, trying not to fall over!

Next, it’s time to be glittering, shining stars way up in the night’s sky. As the sun comes out, all of the little stars hide and go to sleep waiting for their time to jump up back into the night sky and twinkle as bright as bright as the can.

We created stunning star costumes for this class and the fun original music combined with storytelling lyrics makes our Stars class very engaging, interactive and full of creative movement and fun.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted

Learning Outcome 4Children are confident and involved learners.

Learning Outcome 4.1Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

We like fruit – Yes we do. Yummy healthy fruit is good for you

We like fruit – Yes we do. It helps us to be healthy and grow big and strong too!

Our Fruity Fruit class is all about sharing our passion of healthy eating with children and helping them to understand how important good nutrition is. The first thing we do is make a giant fruit salad in our fruit bowl parachute and make sure we get all the fruit really mixed up. Then we play Fruity Corners with a super magic twist that has the children shouting out “Yummy, Healthy Fruit”. This class inspires young minds to get excited about all of the choices, colors and tastes of fresh food.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Objectives

Counting is clever, counting is fun, counting is done one by one!                                                                      

You can count your fingers, you can count your toes, some people count sheep to get to sleep – are you one of those?

In this super fun and energetic class, we count our way through a very cool Happy Feet Workout, we count lots of different parts of our bodies and we play an hilarious game of the counting hokey pokey with a giant scrunchy.

This class shows us that counting can be clever and fun at the same time!

 

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.1 – The educational program enhances each child’s learning and development

Quality area 1.2 – Educators facilitate and extend each child’s learning and development

Learning Outcome 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

Learning Outcome 5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Learning Objectives

Let’s go to the zoo there is so many great things to do

Let’s go to the zoo, can you do what the animals do?

One of the highlights of this class is dressing up in our amazing monkey costumes, with long swinging monkey arms. We swing and jump through the trees, do some cool monkey moves and eat delicious bananas.

We have beautiful big animal creations for our game of Animal Corners. A Lion, Snake, Monkey & Elephant are placed in each corner, then we all dance until the music stops and we listen very carefully to an animal sound to see which animal we need to visit. This class encourages the children to explore moving their bodies in interesting ways and encourages problem solving skills and team work.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 4 – Children are confident and involved learners

Learning Outcome 4.1 – Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

Everybody is different, every boy and girl, in every country around the world

But we’re all the same on the inside, with love in our hearts we can stand side by side.

Friends all over the world is the name of the first song in the class which helps us explore the idea that although we all look different on the outside, we all have the same feelings on the inside and this is why it is very important to be kind to everyone no matter what they look like or where they come from.

We then embark on a worldwide adventure and learn how to say “Hello” in different languages and practice some special dances from many cultures around the world.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 5.1.2 – The dignity and rights of every child is maintained

Quality area 5.2.1 – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other

Learning Outcome 2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Learning Outcome 2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Outcome 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

Learning Outcome 5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

Learning Objectives

We are all pirates we – sail  on the deep blue sea

All day, all night we sail our ship because pirates we will be

Arrrrrg!! Me Hearties it’s the Happy Feet Pirate class.

We all dress up as Pirates with feather swords in hand & take on the seven seas! We learn a Pirate dance  and went on a treasure hunt to find a hidden treasure chest guarded by a grumpy old dragon! We chop our way through the long grass, swim through a freezing river, jump over a fallen tree and then tip toe into a secret cave!

We find the treasure –  Hooray…. but then we better get out of the cave before the grumpy dragon wakes up! Our Pirate class is full of high energy interactive fun. The Pirate costumes have to be seen to be believes and Happy Feet music leading the class on the treasure hunt creates a real sense of fun and adventure – not to mention a great work out!

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1.3 – Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

Learning Outcome 4 – Children are confident and involved learners

Learning Outcome 4.1 – Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Objectives

Sight, sound, taste, and smell – don’t’ forget about touch as well

Eyes, ears, mouth, and nose – don’t forget about the skin that you’re in

We’ve got five senses that help us do all the things that we want to!

Our Bodyworks class explores the five senses and the different ways we can move our bodies. We start with a high energy Happy Feet song named “Body Go Crazy” The music has us moving different parts of our bodies in funny and interesting ways before making our whole body go crazy! Next we play the senses game. Listening to the music we identify what our five senses are and each time the music stops we have to select one of our five senses and place it in the right position.

This class strikes the perfect balance between high energy fun and problem solving game time.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 1.2.2 – Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and extend children’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions and feedback

Learning Outcome 3 – Children have a strong sense of well being

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Objectives

Can you feel the rhythm? Can you feel the beat?

Makes me want to clap my hands and stomp my Happy Feet.

Sammy the snail helps us to understand that music moves at different speeds and this helps to create rhythm. Sammy likes music with a slow rhythm because he’s a snail but some music has a fast rhythm. We all have lots of fun playing musical instruments and moving our bodies in time with different music….sometimes we even have to freeze and not move at all!

We also learn some cool dance moves to a special Happy Feet song.

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Outcome 4.1 – Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Learning Outcome 5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

Learning Objectives

Brush your teeth in the morning, brush your teeth every night.                                                                         

Brush round and round, brush up and down, make sure you do it right.

Our Hygiene class is all about learning that looking after ourselves is good clean fun. We meet Piggy the pig who really needs the children to help her work on her hygiene. All the children have some great ideas on how to help clean Piggy up. We also work out when and why we should wash our hands, brush our teeth and wash our hair. This class takes a really important learning area and makes it super fun to explore.

Early Years Learning Framework 

Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and Promoted

Quality area 2.1.2 – Effective Illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented

Learning Outcome 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Learning Objectives

Under the sea, what a wonderful place to be

Under the sea, so much fun for you and me

Our Under the Sea class is as educational as it is fun.

We learn about protecting ourselves from the sun while dancing and singing to the “Sun Screen Song”. Then it’s time to head off to the beach for a swim but when we get there we need some help to work out where to swim. To help us learn we dance and sing to a song named ”Between the Flags” while doing some coll dance moves with a red and yellow lifesavers flag. Next we meet Dolly the Dolphin who invites to an under the sea party with all of her ocean friends.  We meet a sea horse, a starfish, and even a shark, just name a few.

One things for sure about the Under the Sea class – It’s awesome!!

Early Years Learning Framework

Quality area 2.1 – Each Child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted

Learning Outcome 3 – Children have a strong sense of well being

Learning Outcome 3.2 – Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing