This term we have been looking at the question “Are all villages the same?” We have been comparing Wingham village to villages and life in Africa. We were so lucky to have a zoom session with Mrs Piper’s Mum from her farm in South Africa. She told the children all about life there and the animals, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, to name a few that walk passed her house. We had a fabulous dance session during Black History Month with Ne who is from Ghana.
In DT we have been looking at African musical instruments and are busy designing and making our own instruments.
During Black History week we looked at an artist called “Bibi” who is from Nigeria. We recreated some of her paintings and studied all the different African patterns which we hope to use on our musical instruments.
In Science we have been studying plants and we are growing our own amaryllis bulbs. They are coming along nicely. We have been looking at the scientific enquiry of fair testing and observing changes over time and have placed seeds all over the classroom to see what they need to grow.
In maths we have worked on addition and subtraction and learnt all about money.
We have continued with our weekly forest school lessons which is the favourite part of the week. We have explored natural materials and observed how the trees and bushes have changed during Autumn.
We were so pleased to be able to perform our KS1 nativity, “Angel Express”, live to parents this year. It was so lovely to be performing and singing again.
In English we have studied two books, Lila and the secret of rain that was set in Kenya. We also made fact files about Kenya. Then we studied the book Meerkat Mail and had great fun acting out the story.
In PE we have been learning tennis skills and how to hold a racket correctly. We have also had weekly dance lessons with Laura Andrews.
In RE we have been learning about advent and the Christmas story. We made our own advent wreaths and bracelets that are linked to the telling of the Christmas story.