Our Native Narratives Learning
We went into the woods to collect natural materials. We explored sculpture and created sculptures using the materials we found.
We have explored African animals through our class text 'The Ugly Five.' We have retold the story and created our own actions.
We have spent time describing different animals.
In art, we have looked closely at different animal images and sketched using view finders to focus on certain features.
Week 2 and 3
Take a look at our African animal sketches. We used view finders to focus on animal features.
We have been developing our map skills to explore our local area and locate Africa and Kenya. We used Google Earth to look at aerial images.
We have continued to explore what means something is living in Science and we went on a hunt around school to find micro habitats.
We went on a trip to Knowsley Safari Park to see African animals and learn about their habitats. We saw lots of animals including lions and rhinos! We even got to touch a snake and a giant African land snail.
We have also had the opportunity to explore tempo and volume in Music using a range of instruments including the African Djembe drums. We explored playing music outdoors. We used the opening scene from the Lion King as inspiration to create our own soundscapes, experimenting with sounds that match animals and sounds on the African plain and in the rainforest.
Week 5 and 6
What a busy few weeks we have had with our class worship and Music showcase! The children oozed confidence when talking about generosity and diversity in our Class Worship. The retelling of 'The Ugly Five' was brilliant! The children have enjoyed celebratin 'Black History Month' and have found out lots of information about Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Beyoncé. We have listened to Beyoncé's opening song to the new 'Lion King' film and shared our views.
Our Learning has continued with a focus on African animal food chains and the suitability of habitats.We have created fact files and dioramas. In Geography we have explored the human and physical features of Kenya.