After reading the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, some of the children in Foundation Stage began to talk about their favourite cakes and sandwiches, and what would happen if a tiger came to their dinner time. As the ideas flowed, they decided to host a tiger tea party. The children wanted to share their party with their friends in the other FS1 classes as only a few months ago, they were sharing their Nursery classes with them. The teachers agreed, thinking this was a great opportunity for the children to reconnect and spend some time together sharing their learning.
Planning the party took nearly two weeks: Invitations were made and hand delivered; decorations created and hung; a menu designed; cakes baked and decorated; songs learnt; tables set; sandwich ingredients prepared. All of this was done by the children, supported by the teachers and teaching assistants.
On the day of the party, the excitement was high! The talk between the children was rich and enthusiastic with the children eager to share their cake and show off their hand made decorations, as well as catching up with their friends. The children all made their own sandwiches using their developing fine motor skills to butter and add their filling. They ate picnic style as a large group and thoroughly enjoyed the cake. Ms Louise’s tiger themed playlist went down a treat with many of the children showing off their super tiger moves! A wonderful morning which allowed so many meaningful learning opportunities for some of our youngest students.