On Wednesday we celebrated Day of the African Child with a day off our usual timetable to enjoy some virtual events and then to complete the Send My Friend to School campaign. We attended a welcome event with all the One World Link Schools, OWL representatives from both here and Bo, Matt Western MP, a representative of the British Council (who provide OWL funding) for our Connecting Classroom projects and a representative from the Send My Friend campaign. We then watched a video to learn how to play the playground game Boy's Norty and had a go in the classroom with a partner. Next we took part in a drumming workshop - that got a little noisy !! Our favourite session was the African dancing - we were all tired out at the end ! Then we listened to some African songs before lunch. In the afternoon, we did our Send My Friend work and then attended the closing workshop where our very own 3A made a presentation on ecobricks !! Overall, a great day was had by all.
In SCIENCE, we have begun a unit of work about PLANTS. Last week we talked about fruit and vegetables that we can grow in our gardens and how they grow; above ground, underground, on a plant, bush, tree or vine. We also discussed those that we can't grow in our gardens and why that it. We then had the chance to closely observe kiwi, grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, pomegranate and lemon - we drew detailed pictures and labelled them. This week we have created a map with a key of our own vegetable beds at school and the micro habitats within it. We then added sketches of the minibeast we discovered.
We have continued with our position and direction work in MATHS by looking at making and describing patterns with shapes incorporating turns; quarter, half, clockwise and anticlockwise. We will finish up this work next week and move onto TIME.