This term we are learning about india, how packed the train stations are, how big the population is ,about rag pickers and their lives, idian festivas and traditions.
India is a populated country and a hot one, in the summer temperitures can vary from 32 to 40 degrees. But in the winter the average tempriture 10-15 degrees.
India has lots of traditons and festivals. such as diwali (The festival of peace and lights).They have traditions such as henna ( mendi) , rangoli (pathway art with coloured sand), sari a female garment, their spicy food, incense ( a scented stick covered in powdered scents it gets set alight on the tip and then blown out it carrys on burning and creats smells wherever it is placed, te averge time for it to burn is 30 minutes but some can burn up to two hours. They are origanlly from india .They also use garlands flowers to put in womens' hair for festivals such as diwali they are usaully made from jasmine
We have been reading a book called Trash it is about a boy called Velu who ran away from home, he became a rag-picker and made friends on the street, he went to a street school on Tuesday and ended up dealing with a money lender without even realising. He luckily had a friend to support him on the way, this taught us a lot about rag pickers and how difficult life is.
My personal favourite's are the mendi patterns, the henna and the incense. We are all learning alot and we will soon be learning even more!
On Thursday the 4th of May Bozeat school held their traditional football cup. This year was a different layout with the rules and the fact that they allowed attacking play. Because each goal you scored your team got an exta point, the result was nerve-racking but Mandela came out with a 1 point victory! Mandela won with 10 and Darling were unlucky to lose by 1 point, finishing with 9 points. If you are wondering who came 3rd and 4th, Nightingale came 3rd with 2 points and Churchill came last with 1 point.This year Mandela got best supported team and the star players were Alex, Harley, Liam, Fleur and George. This year was very exiting for everyone involved!
In Panthers' class we have begun our new topic No Ordinary Journey by finding out more about where in the world India is and by exploring two key texts; Trash and Broken Glass. As our topic continues, we have looked at the artwork of Henry Moore and created our own scultures.
Panthers have had a fantastic start to the new term; last week they were invaded by a Viking!
To kick off our new topic KS2 were visited by a Viking who taught them about Viking life. The children were really excited to learn about Viking dress, especially when the time came for our wiling volunteers to be dressed in historic dress. We learnt about and tried some Viking games. But a definite highlight of the day for most of us was testing out a Viking axe!
The Viking theme has continued throughout the keystage with the children working with a specialist arts teacher to create Viking long boat art to go with the new Viking long boat table. The class have been reading and story mapping Beowulf.
Another highlight of the week was our forest schools lesson with Ms Mohan. A quick reminder that the children need to bring in wellies and old clothes for Fridays.