This week has been International week in school. The country we have been learning about is Kenya. The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the globe, Google Earth and maps to try to understand about where in the world Kenya is. After looking at different planets last week we had to explain that Kenya is in fact on Earth as some children did not believe us!
The children have been on a safari and spotted different African animals. They learnt facts about these and also whether they were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. They have also learnt about the continents and oceans. We have looked at African artifacts and artwork and created out own artwork. The children also learnt about Shamba which is an African farm. They made their own Shamba with the small world resources. The children also learnt about the mud huts that some Kenyan people live in. They are keen to have a go at building these outside in the forest area! We watched the Masai tribal dances and had a go at dancing in the same way.We were also very lucky to have an African drumming workshop where all the children had a go at playing African drums which they absolutely loved.
To end the week we are off to the Playhouse to see 'Room on the Broom' which we're sure that the children will love!
Have a good half term!