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Tiny Tigers, 26 November 2021

The last two weeks of November, the Tiny Tigers were very busy with preparing for the Thanksgiving Assembly besides our everyday fun activities.

On 15 November we had the opportunity to ride our favourite ponies again. We were all very surprised how they have changed over a few weeks as their fur grew longer and became even cuter with their winter look. We all enjoyed riding them and petting their soft long fur. The Tigers enjoyed riding so much that we all had a second ride as well.

We also celebrated Universal Children’s Day on 19 November with fun activities, games, bubbles,balloons and a dance party. The Tigers enjoyed the occasion very much and had a fantastic time together.

As Thanksgiving was coming up, besides carrying on with our Unit of Inquiry and Jolly Phonics routine, we made beautiful headbands and discussed why we are thankful. The Tiny Tigers also practised some fun songs and dances to perform at the Thanksgiving Assembly on 25 November. We all enjoyed the show and performed wholeheartedly.During this period we were also very lucky to have had the opportunity to celebrate one of our little Tigers 3rd birthday. Thank you for the delicious cake and for sharing this special occasion with us.

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

Your children enjoy it so much when you join them in their silliness. So even if your inner jigging piggy is not comfortable making an appearance here in class, give it a try at home and show your child how delightful and freeing it can be to move your body in super silly ways. You’ll both get some good laughs and some good exercise, too.

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Tiny Tigers children made pumpkin pies in an art-like style for our Thanksgiving Assembly. They mixed flour (liquid glue) and mashed pumpkin (orange paint) in a bowl, then baked their pumpkin pies in the ‘oven’ until they got crusty. At last, they poured some sugar (silver glitter), cinnamon (gold glitter) and whipped cream (cotton balls) on top of their pumpkin pies. What amazingly perfect and yummy pumpkin pies they made! Well done Tiny Tigers.

Tiny Tigers, 12 November 2021

The past two weeks the Tiny Tigers have been very busy preparing for upcoming special events besides carrying on with our Unit of Inquiry. We have also revised our set one sounds and have begun our Set two sounds, familiarising ourselves with sound /c/, /k/. Along with the sounds, stories, songs, and jingles, we have made some fun art projects such as the kite amongst the clouds.

We were also very lucky this past week to celebrate one of our little Tigers’ third birthday together. It was a lovely morning, thank you for sharing this special occasion with us.

On Thursday, 4th November, we celebrated Diwali. The Tigers worked together as a team fantastically and made lovely crafts to create a beautiful board as decoration.

On Wednesday, 10th November, we had World Science Day and the children took part in an exciting ‘Magic Milk’ experiment where we explored how the different elements- milk, food colouring and dishwashing soap react and we were all amazed by the sight. After watching what happens, everyone had a chance to enjoy mixing different colours.

On Friday, 12th November we also celebrated World Kindness Day by reading a lovely story about friendship and had a great discussion about all the different ways in which we can be kind to each other.

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

Pretend play strengthens learning by involving many areas of development at same time: physical, social, emotional, math, music, language and literacy. Through pretend play with others your child learns how to take concrete physical experiences and move toward more abstract symbolic thinking, which includes creating mental images. Your child’s literacy skills are developing, too, as they begin to use symbolic thinking and language to organize simple actions into more complicated sequences and pretend situations. This lesson highlights pretend play activities that engage many parts of your child’s brain at the same time, offering opportunities for your child to learn and practice both concrete and abstract thinking skills.

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

Our Tiny Tigers are still working on a secret art project during visual art lessons and the pieces are slowly coming together. The paper they painted with marbles in boxes became the lion’s mane. The handprints they made became leaves in the jungle. So it is time to reveal that the Tigers are making ’Lion in the Jungle’ pictures for our upcoming charity event. The end results will look just amazing!

Tiny Tigers, 29 October 2021

​We have had a fantastic two weeks behind us, full of fun activities, memorable events, like ‘International Library Month’, ‘World Food Day’ and ‘Halloween’.

During this month we have been discussing the importance of reading, treating books with great care and have also learned how to put books away nicely in the library to keep in it neat and organized, along with reading many stories with follow up activities that the Tigers greatly enjoyed.

For the event ‘World Food Day’, the Tiny Tigers created a beautiful art project together and demonstrated wonderful loving and caring behaviour as a group. Through this activity, we have discussed the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle-healthy eating and everyday gym. The group enjoyed the topic of healthy food and the different fun gym activities.

We have also been continuing out topic within our Unit of Inquiry and have completed familiarizing ourselves with Set 1 Jolly Phonics Sounds.

On the 28th of October we enjoyed a tremendous Halloween Party in lovely costumes. The Tiny Tigers went ‘Trick or Treating’, enjoyed a costume parade and played several different Halloween themed games ending the day with a Halloween balloon and bubble party. We all had an amazing time and would like to thank you for contributing to all this with the astonishing costumes!

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Theme: Home Sweet Home

In this lesson your child could imitate different sounds with zig-zag blocks. It was also introduced to the important relationship between sounds and symbols. In many activities, the class heard sounds (from the audio or from their bodies, voices, or instruments) and also saw symbols that represented those sounds. The symbols showed the duration, quality, quantity, pacing, pattern, and intensity of the sounds. Decoding and interpreting symbols are pre-reading skills that are necessary in the areas of language (letters, words, sentences), math (numbers, shapes, patterns), and music (music notation).

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

Our Tiny Tigers children are working on a secret art project and it needs several visual art lessons to complete. Although we can not tell much more about this secret project, we can still share some amazing moments of the creative process and show how much they enjoy every moment of it! This art project is very complex, it requires lots of movements, senses and other important artistic skills! These tiny tigers surely can not wait to show the results of their secret art project! Keep up with the good work Tiny Tigers!

Tiny Tigers, 8 October 2021

We have had an exciting, fun, and eventful two weeks. We were very lucky to celebrate our Harvest Festival and hold the Assembly outdoors in the beautiful big garden without rain. The Tiny Tigers prepared two songs that they performed wholeheartedly. They participated very actively and did an amazing job. After the performances, there was an entertaining musical dance party in the football area, where we enjoyed playing different musical instruments, dancing to several songs, and played several exciting musical games. Later there were many amusing activities that were set out in the garden for us to take part in. We had some remarkable face painting, sack racing, egg and spoon race, hopscotch, and the bean bag toss as well as having the opportunity to watch the way that the grapes are transformed into juice. We all tried it and loved its fresh taste.

On Wednesday, 6 October 2021, we had our first Rolli Polli session where the Tigers had an awesome time discovering and experiencing new, soft gym equipment with an inflatable jumping castle at the end and we all had a great time.

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 8 October 2021

An instrument play-along provides many opportunities to practice social skills. We ask the children to get instruments for themselves as well as for their grown-ups, they interact with you and with their friends as they play, and at the end, they work with the group to put the instruments away and get ready for the next activity. These are all big steps in the development of cooperation, relationship, and empathy.

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 8 October 2021

The Tiny Tigers learned interesting facts about Harvest and made grape crafts for our Harvest Festival. They observed pictures of the process of harvesting grapes from grapevines, such as grape picking, grape processing, and having a glass of grape juice on the table. They painted grape berries with wine corks and practiced their printing skills and some colour names, such as green, blue, and purple. Well done Tigers!

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 24 September 2021

An instrument play­-along provides many opportunities to practice social skills. We ask children to choose an instrument by themselves. They wait for their turn, they interact with their friends as they play, and at the end, they work with the group to put the instruments away and get ready for the next activity. These are all big steps in the development of cooperation, relationships, and empathy.

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 24 September 2021

The Tiny Tigers learned the main parts of a house and decorated cardboard houses of their own. They glued windows, doors and used glue sticks like a pro! They also learned some interesting facts about the autumn season and made autumn trees; they used wine corks to print autumn leaves on naked trees. Well done Tigers!

Tiny Tigers, 24 September 2021

The past two weeks have been very busy, full of fun and excitement as we have been proceeding with our settling-in procedure and have started looking into the topic: ‘Who we are’ as a part of our first Unit of Inquiry related to ‘Home’. We have read fantastic stories within the subject and have made beautiful projects describing our close environment, our families and homes.
The Tigers have also begun learning Jolly Phonics as a part of the curriculum, and have been familiarising with the first two sounds from Set 1, /s/, /a/. Along with these sounds, we have been learning the corresponding actions and fun jingles, rhymes and songs that go with the sounds.
On 20 September, we had the pleasure of having the ponies come to the school for the first pony riding of the year. All our little Tigers were very brave and had a fantastic time riding the ponies and enjoyed a great discussion about what they eat and how to care for them. We hope to see them soon! We have also been practising very enthusiastically for our first Assembly-‘Hungarian Harvest Festival’ that will be held on 1 October. We cannot wait for the day!

Tiny Tigers, 10 September 2021

The first two weeks of the academic school year have been full of excitement. We are very happy to say that our new little Tigers are settling in well and are doing a fantastic job familiarizing themselves with their new environment and classroom routine. It is lovely to see former and new Happy Kids children getting to know each other, developing new friendships and getting together to build up one wonderful group.

One of our little Tigers celebrated his Birthday this week and brought a delicious cake which we all enjoyed together. Thank you for sharing this special occasion!
From next week, we will begin to look into our first topic within our Unit of Inquiry: ‘Who We Are-Home’ with the subject focus of Personal, Social and Emotional Development and we will also be beginning our Jolly Phonics program with the Set 1 sounds through lots of fun stories, songs, rhymes, jingles and activities.

I would also like to thank all our Tiny Tigers parents for their cooperation and help during this sensitive period of settling in. It is always wonderful to work together in a close partnership with our parents to achieve the best interest of the children

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 10 September 2021

Touching, listening to, and talking about musical instruments open up a new world for children. They are using multiple senses to discover, imagine, and invent possibilities for the instruments they are exploring. Talking with a child about their experiences supports their learning.

Tiny Tigers, 26 November 2021

The last two weeks of November, the Tiny Tigers were very busy with preparing for the Thanksgiving Assembly besides our everyday fun activities. On 15 November we had the opportunity to ride our favourite ponies again. We were all very surprised how they have changed...

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 26 November 2021

Your children enjoy it so much when you join them in their silliness. So even if your inner jigging piggy is not comfortable making an appearance here in class, give it a try at home and show your child how delightful and freeing it can be to move your body in super...

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 26 November 2021

The Tiny Tigers children made pumpkin pies in an art-like style for our Thanksgiving Assembly. They mixed flour (liquid glue) and mashed pumpkin (orange paint) in a bowl, then baked their pumpkin pies in the ‘oven’ until they got crusty. At last, they poured some...

Tiny Tigers, 12 November 2021

The past two weeks the Tiny Tigers have been very busy preparing for upcoming special events besides carrying on with our Unit of Inquiry. We have also revised our set one sounds and have begun our Set two sounds, familiarising ourselves with sound /c/, /k/. Along...

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 12 November 2021

Pretend play strengthens learning by involving many areas of development at same time: physical, social, emotional, math, music, language and literacy. Through pretend play with others your child learns how to take concrete physical experiences and move toward more...

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 12 November 2021

Our Tiny Tigers are still working on a secret art project during visual art lessons and the pieces are slowly coming together. The paper they painted with marbles in boxes became the lion’s mane. The handprints they made became leaves in the jungle. So it is time to...

Tiny Tigers, 29 October 2021

​We have had a fantastic two weeks behind us, full of fun activities, memorable events, like 'International Library Month', ‘World Food Day’ and ‘Halloween’. During this month we have been discussing the importance of reading, treating books with great care and have...

Tiny Tigers, Music and Drama, 29 October 2021

Theme: Home Sweet Home In this lesson your child could imitate different sounds with zig-zag blocks. It was also introduced to the important relationship between sounds and symbols. In many activities, the class heard sounds (from the audio or from their bodies,...

Tiny Tigers, Visual Arts, 29 October 2021

Our Tiny Tigers children are working on a secret art project and it needs several visual art lessons to complete. Although we can not tell much more about this secret project, we can still share some amazing moments of the creative process and show how much they enjoy...

Tiny Tigers, 8 October 2021

We have had an exciting, fun, and eventful two weeks. We were very lucky to celebrate our Harvest Festival and hold the Assembly outdoors in the beautiful big garden without rain. The Tiny Tigers prepared two songs that they performed wholeheartedly. They participated...