February 5th - 9th February
This week, all schools in the ‘Aspire Community Trust’ have taken part in a Festival of Culture. Together our schools are celebrating our cultural diversity and the value we place on learning with and from one another by all participating in a 'Festival of Culture'.
Across all the schools in the Trust, each year group adopted a different country to focus upon. At our school, we decided that each year group would choose a different African country to help develop the pupils understanding of Africa as a continent – its key geographical features, people, their culture and the vast diversity of animal life that inhabit each of these different and special landscapes.
Year R – Nigeria
Year R “travelled” to Nigeria using world maps to help them find their way. They learnt about Nigeria and made masks, drums and even took part in some tie dying. They also tasted some delicious traditional Nigerian food.
Year 1 – Tanzania
Year One learnt about Tanzania, and the children loved making a Tanzanian flag, dot painting a giraffe and talking about Mount Kilimanjaro.
Year 2 – The Gambia
Year Two were looking at the country of The Gambia and began the week by reading the first part of ‘Grace and Family’ by Mary Hoffman, which tells the story of a girl who is invited by her Papa to visit The Gambia. The Year Two children created passports and found the country on a map, before "flying" there. They even made Benachin stew in a slow cooker before tasting it at the end of the day. It was DELICIOUS!
Year 5 – Kenya