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Wild West - Show Day

Show day is finally here. This week we celebrate the work we have achieved since term started.

The children come in costume which adds a huge excitement to the day.

We really enjoy sharing what we have been working on with an audience and the children tend to find being a part of a show a hugely rewarding experience. 

We also like to thank parents who have spent time preparing costumes and going over lines with the children. 

Volunteering

After the excitement of last week, we're keeping energy levels high this week with lots of fun and games.

Our focus is on volunteering and how it's great to have a go and volunteer for things as much as possible.

We try to nurture our children during the classes and help those who may not naturally volunteer themselves as much as others. 

Fun & Games

This class is all about fun, fun, fun. 

It's the final class of the term and we reward the children for all their wonderful achievements by playing their favourite games. We say goodbye to each other for the summer and look ahead to starting our brand new Under the Sea theme in September. 

Under the Sea

It’s the start of our autumn term. It’s always so nice to see the children after the long holiday and to meet lots of new children joining us for the first time. Our theme for the 4-7s this term is Under the Sea and we will be going on an adventure to rescue the lost Pearl of the Ocean.

The children will go home with their Under the Sea Poster and each week, as part of our curriculum, they’ll get a sticker which they can take home and fill up the poster. By the end of term, they’ll have a lovely poster full of their achievements. 

Breath Control 

We introduce the focus of the class through an improvisation in which Dolly Dolphin teaches PF how to breathe under water. This leads us on to exploring breathing techniques and how they can help create confident, relaxed and healthy voices. 

We explore why it’s important to think about your breathing when you act and sing or speak out loud. And how if we learn this from an early age, it can become second nature.
 

 

 

Meeting Someone New

We encouraged the children to choose a partner they’d never chosen before, sit next to someone they’d never sat next to before, and at every opportunity work with a new person. This could be a brand new Perform member or someone they’d just never spent any time with. This sort of activity is not only a lovely way to make new friends, but a great way to encourage the children to be confident when meeting new people. This is especially important at this point in the term where new children are starting.

Robinson Crusoe in Space - Show Day

On show day we celebrate the work we have achieved since term started. The children come in costume which really raises the level of performance and adds a huge excitement to the day.

We really enjoy sharing what we have been working on with an audience. The children tend to find being a part of a show a hugely rewarding experience. 

We also like to thank parents who have spent time preparing costumes and going over lines with the children. 

Volunteering

After the excitement of last week, we're keeping energy levels high this week with lots of fun and games.

Our focus is on volunteering and how it's great to have a go and volunteer for things as much as possible.

We try to nurture our children during the classes and help those who may not naturally volunteer themselves as much as others. 

Fun & Games

This class is all about fun, fun, fun. 

It's the final class of the term and we reward the children for all their wonderful achievements by playing their favourite games. We say goodbye to each other for the summer and look ahead to starting our brand new Cinderella Rocks theme in September. 

Cinderella Rocks

We are delighted to welcome the children back after the summer holidays and we are all raring to go to start working on this term’s show - Cinderella Rocks

In our version, Cinderella isn’t looking for a Prince but a record deal. It’s a modern-day twist on the classic story. 

We give the children an introduction to the theme and start to learn the dance routines and one of the songs. We also play lots of fun games to help us start to work together as a group and to welcome new children to the class. 

 

 

Breath Control

In this class we explore why it’s important to think about your breathing when you act and sing or speak out loud. And how to use breathing techniques to make you feel calm if you feel anxious or scared.

We compare our singing voices when we sing a phrase with no breath control as opposed to breath control and see how much better it sounds with a small breath. We also work on our calm breathing and discuss situations where we feel stressed and how this can help. 

Meeting Someone New

In this class, we discuss how it can sometimes feel strange and a bit scary if you go somewhere and you don’t know anyone. We looked at ways you can recognise if someone is new and why it’s important to make them feel welcome. 

We do lots of role-play and play a speed detective game where we have to meet new people and in 1 minute find out 3 things about them. 

Through the Looking Glass Show Day

On show day we celebrate the work we have achieved since term started. The children show a cross section of our Perform X activities as well as perform their Through the Looking Glass dance routine. 

Even though the performance is a significant part of our term’s work, it is not the most important part of what we do at Perform. We do find that it's a really lovely way for the group to bring together the skills they have learnt each week and have a lot of fun sharing it. 

Volunteering

We have a lovely topic this week which is all about the importance of Volunteering. 

Many parents bring their children to Perform to help them with confidence because they aren’t very good at volunteering or putting themselves forward for things.

We try and nurture our children during the classes and help those who may not naturally volunteer themselves as much as other children. There are lots of games that we play that encourage this brilliantly. 

Fun & Games

This class is all about fun, fun, fun. 

It's the final class of the term and we reward the children for all their wonderful achievements by playing their favourite games. We say goodbye to each other for the summer and look ahead to starting our brand new Oz Rebooted theme in September. 

Oz Rebooted

It’s the start of the autumn term and our new Perform X theme is Oz Rebooted.

We'll be doing a modern re-telling of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz set in a futuristic internet world. 

Dorothy is blown by a freak electrical storm to the dazzling virtual reality world of Oz where she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and finally the Wizard before she manages to teleport back home. As they race along the Yellow Super-highway to the Emerald Cybercity, Dorothy and her friends learn new moves and discover ways to survive and thrive in an unfamiliar world.

The soundtrack is hip-hop and video-game flavoured and features instantly catchy and infectious melodies plus easy and rewarding raps for the children to perform at the end of term.

Aerobic Exercise

On of the great things about Perform X is that it provides a great way for the children to keep fit. 

In this class we learn about the meaning of the word 'aerobic'. We discuss the health benfits of aerobic excercise and discuss when we work aerobically in class.  

 

Anaerobic exercise

In this class we explore the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise and really help the children understand what it means when we talk about  anaerobic activity.

The children enjoy discussing what activities they do in Perform X and their day-to-day lives that count as anaerobic excercise.