Africa This new and exciting topic for the Spring Term gives many opportunities for cross curricular learning to take place.
We will be using this as an opportunity for the children to expand their knowledge of the world, including the location of continents, oceans and seas. They will use this topic as a comparison study to England and the older children will also learn about trade links. The learning will continue in other areas of the curriculum by being given the opportunity to learn African dance and drumming. In history, the children will learn about Ancient Egypt and how life in Egypt is different today.
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich has had a partnership with Kagera Diocese in North-West Tanzania for more than 20 years. The Education Team encourages all schools to find out about life in Kagera. We took part in a exciting and challenging day to explore this link further and discover about culture, learning and faith. For more information visit, https://www.cofesuffolk.org/kagera-link#/
Oak and Cedar classes shared their learning in a celebration of Africa assembly. The assembly included singing, African drumming and drama.
Ancient Egypt Wow day
We dressed up as Ancient Egyptians for the day. We found out about the importance of the river Nile to the Ancient Egyptians and explored beliefs and values about the after life. We investigated Ancient Egyptian poo to find out about the diet of rich and poor Egyptians.