Africa This new and exciting topic for the Spring Term gives many opportunities for cross curricular learning to take place.
Themes Environment and Sustainability Arts and Architecture
Our Africa topic inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The children will study the Continent’s diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. This topic expands the children’s locational knowledge and will enable them to describe and understand key aspects of physical geography and human geography such as 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 one of the earliest civilisations, that of Ancient Egypt.
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.
"Performing our Tinga Tinga Tales play was such good fun. We had to remember lots of words and got to dress up and show the rest of the school, " Isobel (Year 3)
"The drumming and African workshops were incredible!" Kyla (Year 3)
"Learning about all the different animals was my favourite part," Toby (Year 4)