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Any ideas??? a week planned around the theme of junk!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sarahmilly, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. sarahmilly

    sarahmilly New commenter

    In the summer term we have a week where the whole school goes 'off timetable'. This year, the infants have decided to go with the theme, ;junk'!
    Does anybody have any ideas for things we could do?
    So far we have:
    • junk modelling - large and small scale
    • A music workshop playing 'junk' instruments.
    • building dens from junk
    • A great egg race using reclaimed stuff
    • Some kind of art activity????
    • Dinosaurs and all that rubbish - book
    We're also trying to think of a school trip - possibly recycling linked...???? (or not) in the north west.
    Or a theatre company coming in....
    Any further ideas would be really appreciated!!!!!
  2. inq


    Sorting rubbish? How would you sort it?
    Does everybody consider rubbish to be the same thing e.g. I'd throw out a large cardboard box but I know if I put it in my role play area it would be a boat/ car/ rocket so definitely not junk.

  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I'd use inq's idea of sorting rubbish by becoming 'Wombles'- used them before with recycling in year1/2 and they loved it. Children brought in miniatures to copy costumes & we made paper bag hand puppets.
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

  5. I run workshops which use junk (plastic bottles, sticks, plus boomwhackers), called Rhythm Machine workshops for F to Y6. you can check them out at www.toetappingmusic.com to see if they're of interest.
  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    The Wombles Song is in Apusskidu - Songs for Children if you have that at school.

  7. sarahmilly

    sarahmilly New commenter

    Thank you all so much for these ideas...
    I love the wombles!!!!
    I've had a look at the toetappers site - looks good... I'll show it at next weeks meeting for discussion.

    Thanks again
  8. uppereastside

    uppereastside New commenter

    A junk fashion show?

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