Well what a fabulous day. The children all arrived in their explorers outfits- well done for all remembering after the break 😉
The excitement kicked off with an assembly focusing on Africa- we then wrote down all our ideas about the continent. Then sorted them into: what we think are facts and what were just guesses. These will be reviewed over the next few weeks. Deciding what areas of African life to explore was difficult, but the children came up with some fabulous ideas.
Then we had an amazing Nioko Bok West African Drums session. Lots of the children decided this was a favourite part of the day- learning and playing all the different rhythms. Keba was fabulous getting us all involved.
Another highlight was learning some clapping songs- here is the link to some of the ones we learnt.
Unfortunately, the rendition of High Low Chicalo Mrs Hughes and Mrs Dar did is not on there 🙁
Then finally, the whole year group joined together to share a wonderful time making traditional African masks. These were created using albizia wooden masks from the Ivory Coast. We learnt all about the significance of the shape of the masks and what the different colours meant- I wonder if you can recall what they were? We all could not wait until we can take them home.
What a wonderful immersion day. I wonder what tomorrow and the rest of the week will bring…
Don’t forget to watch the realm draw: