This term we have been exploring music, dance and puppetry. Our tamariki have embraced the art of performance within an environment adorned by tutus, puppets, costumes and a puppet theatre. We have listened to stories and danced to music, and performed our very own performances of Peter and the Wolf. This has been a fabulous build up to our excursion to visit the Val Deakin Theatre to watch dancers perform “Peter and the Wolf”. What an exciting adventure this was with a bus ride to the ballet and a visit to the playground on our way back to Manu.
These rich experiences have helped our tamariki to develop confidence through learning to take a risk to perform in front of others. Enriching language with opportunities to retell stories and movement through dance. Our excursion was an opportunity to grow a deepening sense of belonging at Manu and the confidence to explore within our wider community.Peter-and-the-wolf