Friday, 15 February 2019

Global Citizenship Day 2019

Today we had an action packed Global Citizenship Day with lots of different activities happening across the year group. We thought about our role as global citizens and found out about Uganda and some of its art and culture, in comparison to our own. As well as learning about or being introduced to our link school. 

Children in Year 3 were introduced to our link school and its location in Uganda. Following this, they created their own Ugandan flag and learnt some African drumming. They also spent some time looking at African artwork and created their own using oil pastels.

In Year 4, children looked at village life before writing postcards to the Child Promotion School to tell them what life is like in Aldershot. They also took part some in African games and created their own African masks using a range of colours and patterns.

During the day year 5, created videos or PowerPoints that showed what a day was like in our school; these will then be sent to our link school. They also learnt some African dance moves before creating their own sequences. To end the day they learnt the language of Luganda and how to communicate at the Child Promotion School.

Year 6 focused on the landscape and location of Africa, recreating their own maps of Uganda that showed the key features. They spent their morning using their knowledge to create Savannah artwork either on paper or on canvases. Finally, the researched the animals that they would see if they went on safari out there and created a fact file about them.

We would like to thank all those who brought in £1 in exchange for a Ugandan themed mufti day; we managed to make £286.15 to go towards improving technology at our link school.

Friday, 8 February 2019

It's All Greek to Me!

Ancient Greek Day in Year 6

Although the snow may have stopped us last week, year 6 have had a fabulous Greek Day today. 

At the start of the week, the children prepared and ate a selection of a Greek food. Some surprised themselves with how much they liked it and went back for a second helping. The feta cheese being one of the favourites!

To finish the week, all year 6 took part in their rescheduled Greek Day, which included making their mythical beasts out of clay and taking part in a drama workshop. 

Over the past few weeks the children have been working hard to design their own mythical beasts and today they were able to make it out of clay. With some expert tips from Mrs Wiseman, all the children have produced some incredible clay sculptures with lots of textures. Some of them can be seen in our pictures below. Next week the children will be painting them before bringing them home for you to see and display.

During the day, the pupils also learnt about the Athena and Spartan city states, looking at how they were ruled through drama. All children were able to come an Athena citizen making some important decisions and taking part in the Battle of Marathon.

We all had a great day and the costumes looked incredible!