“I like doing all the activities because we do different ones every time we do it”-Zoe
“You get to learn more things in a really fun way”-Rowan
“It helps us learn about things like art, stories and different countries”-Rosie
House Learning Day-Religious Festivals
The children took part in another House Learning Day on 26th October. The children were split into different classes across their house group and learned about various religious festivals.
For the Harvest festival there was a primary focus on English, writing harvest poetry and producing some wonderful vegetable prints.
When the children focused on Diwali, they produced some amazing artwork. They created Rangoli patterns, including large ones outside on the playground and smaller patterns on CDs and paper plates.
The children also worked on their English and Computing skills as they studied Rosh Hashanah. They swapped ideas on the theme of ‘new starts’ and made some excellent group posters.
Another activity involved studying Guru Nanak’s birthday. There was a PE and music theme to this as the children danced in the hall. They did a superb job of copying moves and choreographed their own group dances.
It was lovely to see the enthusiasm the children showed as they learnt about the different festivals and practised some new skills!
House Learning Day-The Circus
On Friday 9th February, we had a House Learning Day all about the Circus. Our activities included many exciting things, such as:
- Creating and performing group sequences inspired by clowns
- Making circus themed artwork including circus animals, big tents and clowns
- Writing poems about a day at the circus
- Using maths skills to record how many circus themed skills we could complete
House Learning Day-Cultures around the world
On Friday 20th October 2017 we had our first House Learning Day of the year! This term we incorporated it into our Cultural week. The children enjoyed learning about cultures around the world and participated in many activities such as:
- Learning the Haka
- Making Native America dream catchers
- Bhangra Dancing
- Aboriginal Story Telling
- African Dancing