During this themed week, children learned about many different countries and cultures. We thought about similarities and differences between our lives and the lives of other people in our city, country and world.
Jean Dawson, one of our reading volunteers, helped us to learn more about a school in Tubukunde, Rwanda, and children in Shakespeare Class have written letters to children at this school. We hope to build a stronger link with this school over time.
We are fortunate to be hosting some teaching students from Hong Kong this half term. They helped us to learn more about culture in Hong Kong and also to speak some Cantonese.
The staff at St Barnabas love going to different countries and were very excited to run workshops about their favourite countries one morning. Children investigated how to build a wall and shelters to withstand a tropical monsoon; explored the geographical features of Iceland (volcanoes); wrote postcards; learned Bollywood and Israeli Dancing; enjoyed French and Spanish games and songs; travelled to Australia on a virtual aeroplane and found out where maple syrup comes from.
During the week, each class made a dish from a different country with Mrs Murrie. This included Rwandan Honey Bread, Greek Salad and Spring Rolls – delicious!