We have been so busy and have had such fun! As you can see we have learnt South African songs which some of you may have heard, and today we performed our South African dance which can be viewed on the school blog. We have also learnt to make clay Meerkats (These are in the kiln room awaiting firing)and even produced meerkat comic strips on the ipads. Our needle-felted fish are now on display in the class room and we are beginning to create our batik and sewing dancers. We have written super stories retelling a traditional South African fable and created those lovely traditional designs which can be seen on the wall outside our room. We have also learnt about the continents and have completed a map of South Africa with a key.
What a fantastic finish to the term! This week has been jam-packed full of World Awareness activities across many areas of the curriculum. From tackling ‘rhino’ in our tag rugby lessons and learning several new songs in singing and performing them to the school to researching and cooking our own Fijian feast and then sitting down altogether to eat. Not to mention our amazing ‘world in union’ dance with the video attached on the post below.
Yesterday we had the opportunity to all share our World awareness dances that we have been learning with Mrs Smith in P.E with the parents. It was fab to see all of the children participating in a whole range of dances from around the world. Thank you Mrs Smith for all the hard work you put into every dance
Just in case you missed yesterday’s performance…
Today Eagles had the opportunity to work with local ceramicist Julie Fowler to create a sensational sea turtle, linked to their World Awareness country, Fiji.
We created a time lapse video, spanning 3 hours of the day and the progress the children made.
A great performance by all involved with Theo leading the way in defence making tackle after tackle earning his man of the match honour. Two goals from Myles, with one of his goals certainly in with a chance of bein crowned goal of the season after a powerful strike from outside the area. Both coaches agreed that tonight there were ‘two great teams with a draw being a fair result’
Here are just a few photographs taken over the course of the week for you to enjoy. We have been so busy that we couldn’t post on the blog for each individual activity. These photos show a range of things that we have been up to such as making African instruments, drawing maps , looking at photographs from Namibia and even learning songs and stories.
Can you spot Namibia on our maps of Africa?
Gastrells 12 Amberley…
All seven girls played incredibly well to run out comfortable winners against Amberley this afternoon. Superb defence led to Gastrells dominating possession throughout with Paige and Leona both making numerous interceptions. Juliette buzzed about the pitch with endless enthusiam, communicating excellently with her teammates. Freya, Ruby and Ria all excelled getting themselves on the score sheet and passing brilliantly. Well done to Bonnie who played well in her first game of netball for Gastrells.
Star Player : Paige
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In science this term we have been investigating solids, liquids and gases and recently we investigated liquids and looked to answer the question, are all liquids the same?
We will be discovering the science behind why the liquids didn’t mix together later in the week but here are some of our thoughts so far…
‘the heavier liquids sink to the bottom’
‘some of the liquids are more dense than others’
‘the particles and atoms of the liquids at the bottom are closer together.