It was great fun today when children across the school came to learn some African clapping games with me at lunchtime. We all gathered in the family room and before long the Year 5 and 6 children were teaching the younger Year 1 and 2 children. It was quite tricky but I think the favourite game was the third one on the video attached.
A hall full of children working in deep concentration to decorate their African masks thinking about symmetrical patterns. It was great to see children helping each other and talking in groups about how they could improve their design. Growth mindset and creativity at work!
It was great to share Year 1’s balloon release today as part of their immersion into Africa for the Enchanted Kingdom. The balloons contained key questions the children wanted to find answers to about Africa. I’m really looking forward to following the replies they receive.
We all had a great welcome at school today as the entrance had been transformed into an African information centre. There were books, masks, maps and many artefacts to help us immerse ourselves in Africa as we begin The Enchanted Kingdom unit.
What a great day today at Simon de Senlis as we immerse ourselves as explorers in everything African. The whole school dressed as explorers, even the teachers.
It was wonderful to join Year 1 today as they decorated their masks in n African.
It was great to visit Year 6 today where they were using IT to find answers to questions about Africa as part of the immersion day for The Enchanted Kingdom. I had a great discussion with some of the pupils about the most dangerous animal.
What an amazing day it has been at Simon de Senlis as we begin our unit The Enchanted Kingdom. We have had visitors showing us how to drum, dance, make African masks and to tell traditional stories from Africa.
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