Monthly Archives: June 2015

Busy, busy, busy!

What a fabulous morning in Wiggins Class today! 

By half past nine all the children had their rock cakes in the oven so we had time to continue making the school garden more beautiful. I am incredibly proud of how industrious the children are all being and how determined they are to transform the pond area. Please take a look over the fence and see all the hard work they have been doing. It won’t be long until our judges are with us to let us know how we have got on with the Northampton in Bloom competition. 

     

African Animals

Today we have been working hard making power points about African animals. The children worked with a partner and together chose the animal that they wanted to research. Did you know that there is such a thing as a Spiderman lizard? We found out lots about lions, zebras, lizards and rhinos. We are going to present our power points to each other when they are finished. 

Life in Kenya

Today a friend of mine who grew up in Kenya came in to talk to the children about the Kenyan way of life. The children thought of lots of questions to ask her and were fascinated by some of the answers. Did you know that they don’t have McDonald’s in Kenya but they do have KFC? Also, primary school is compulsory and starts at 8am and sometimes finishes as late as 6pm. We learned so much from Bilhah and it made us think of even more things to try and find out. We are definitely going to look up Sauti Sol who sound like Kenya’s equivalent to One Direction! 

Anna Hibiscus’ Song

Today we shared a wonderful story about a little girl who lives in Africa called Anna Hibiscus. She lives with her family and is so happy she feels she might explode! We used the story to create a fabulous drama involving dancing, singing, cartwheeling…. Whatever next?! Then we tried to write all the things we know about her from the story and thought of some questions we would ask if we met her. 

The children worked so hard. I wonder what you do to show you are feeling happy!  

 

What does Africa mean to you?

What an amazing day! The children and staff arrived at school dressed as explorers ready to start their incredible African journey. 

We kicked off the day with a school assembly about the seven realms of Africa and are eagerly waiting to find out which realm we will be studying. Watch out at 5pm on the Enchanted Kingdom blog to find out which one we are given. 

We asked the question “What does Africa mean to you?” The children gave some incredible responses ranging from the types of animals you might find there to the problems of dirty water. We are looking forward to exploring all their ideas in the coming weeks.

We have had such a busy morning painting African masks, playing African drums and listening to tranquil music. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!