Today our book, Journey to Jo’burg taught us all about the protesting and riots in Soweto, South Africa. We found out about the black children who marched in protest, the violent police officers and the parents in despair. Here are some pictures of us re-enacting the protest and doing freeze frames to share what our characters would be thinking and feeling.
We had the most fantastic day yesterday learning all about ancient Egypt. We learnt to dance like Egyptians, we ate Egyptian breakfast, learnt about Egyptian maths and writing, and best of all we got to hold and learn about 5000 year old artefacts that Mr Egypt (our visitor) has found over his 40 year career as an Egyptologist.
A huge thank you to parents/carers for the incredible costumes you put together, they really added to our day!
Here are loads of photos of all the fun we had!
Today in science we started a new topic… states of matter!
To start us off, we investigated ice balls! The children were given a range of resources and given free reign over what they did to their ice ball. They were doing all kinds of things: chiselling away at them with spoons, melting them with salt and re-freezing paper clips in them, pouring food colouring over the cracks to show up the inside of the ice, and shining torches on them to see how light travels through them… we had a great time! Here are some pictures from our lesson!
We had a lovely Languages Day last week. We made multi-language bookmarks with the German and French names for colours on, don’t they look lovely! We also had a visit from a French teacher called Mrs Wyatt who taught us how to say different things about ourselves like our ages and where we lived!
In the afternoon we had a fantastic picnic! Thank you to all who donated food from another country or culture!