The Funky Monkeys class develops the content of exercises further. Again, exercises are often linked with shapes, colours or numbers, to enhance cognitive awareness and learning landmarks outlined in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stages) guidelines. Multiple movements are now linked together within an exercise to engage and provide more challenge. Children learn to follow instruction and develop copying skills. Rhythmical awareness is enhanced through the music section of the class, where a particular dance/music style is focused on for a half term (eg. Rock n roll, calypso, hip hop etc.). The dance content in the storytime section is increased to provide more of a challenge, while still developing the use of little imaginations! The children strut their stuff in the Tot Bop Boogie, helping to enhance self awareness and self confidence. The structure of the class is as follows;
• Centre exercise; combines and develops core movement skills (eg. Jumping, hopping, swings, direction etc)
• Travelling steps
• Music section; focusing on a particular music/dance style every half term.
• Storytime section
• Tot Bop Boogie!