What an amazing week we had. The whole school took part in a variety of activities to learn about and celebrate the many cultures of the world we live.
EYFS and KS1 learnt lots of interesting facts about Africa. The story Handa’s Surprise, which is set in Kenya, was enjoyed by all. The children looked closely at the different fruits before tasting them. They wrote their own stories based on the book, used their ICT skills to research the ‘big five’ African animals and created animal prints in art. Everyone took part in and thoroughly enjoyed the African dance workshop which was loud and exciting!
Year 3 and 4 focused on Oceania. They practiced their map skills by looking for and labeling countries in the continent, used their ICT skills to research the Great Barrier Reef and even learnt the Haka, a Maori ceremonial war dance, which they performed brilliantly to the whole school.
Year 5 and 6 studied Asia. They listened to a Philip Pullman story called the Firework-maker’s Daughter which is set in China, learnt to greet people and count in Japanese and even made their very own sushi – which was delicious!
On the final day everyone, children and adults, dressed up in clothes that represented their continent and enthusiastically shared their work in a whole school multicultural assembly. The children showed awareness of and respect towards the beliefs and the way of life of others. Well done to all the children and thank you to the parents for helping with the costumes, everyone looked fantastic!