Reception - Learning all about Nigeria!
A huge thank you to Angelo’s Daddy for visiting Reception to talk to us all about the African country of Nigeria where his family are originally from. We found the continent of Africa on the globs and then the country of Nigeria within it.
He shared lots of wonderful pictures and taught us lots of interesting things - information about the weather, food, families, weddings, clothes, houses, plants and animals in Nigeria! We loved how he wore his traditional clothing and hat from the Igbo tribe which his whole family are part of.
The children then asked lots of questions that we had thought of and Angelo’s Daddy kindly answered them all.
The children loved chatting with and learning from Angelo’s Daddy. 😀
Reception - Italian Pizza!
Our learning today has been all about the European country of Italy!
We found Italy on a map and then looked at it on Google Earth. We talked about how Italy looks like the shape of a long leg with a boot on!
We learned about some foods that Italy is famous for - pasta, ice cream and PIZZA!
We learned about the first ever pizza made in the Italian city of Naples 144 years ago. A chef made it for Queen Margherita and added 3 toppings- red tomato passata, white mozzarella cheese and green basil leaves which represent the 3 colours of the Italian flag! This is why it is called a Margherita pizza today! We found the city of Naples on the Google Earth Map too.
The children then enjoyed making and eating their own Italian Pizzas!
Reception - Flags of the world reserach!
Reception - Airports! As part of our 'Around the World' topic, we have been learning all about airports, what happens in them and how we can travel from them by aeroplance to any destination in the world! The children decided on the world map where they would like to visit and filled their tickets and boarding passes out accordingly!
Reception - EY Picture News - Learning for children in Afghanistan...
This week's news story is about a new BBC television programme called Dars. It has been started to help children learn from home in Afghanistan.
We discussed: have you heard of the country Afghanistan before? What do you know about this country?
A group called the Taliban took charge of Afghanistan in 2021 and since then, most girls older than 11 have been banned from going to school.
We discuss: What does banned mean? Do you think it’s fair that boys can go to school but girls cannot? What do you think the girls will do all day? How would you feel, if you were told you were not allowed to go to school anymore?
The new television programme has been specially made for children wanting to learn in Afghanistan and is called Dars, which means ‘lesson’ in the main languages spoken in Afghanistan.
We discussed: There are many languages in the world? Can you say any words in a different language? Is there a language that you would like to learn? Do you think this new television programme to help Afghan children learn is a good idea? How do you think we could help?
We looked at the map to see where Afghanistan was.
We then looked at some ways that we can learn. (See attached photo)
We discussed: How do you think you learn best? Which way do you enjoy the most? Why? If you enjoy exploring, where do you like to explore and play? Outside/inside, in a garden, a wooded area, in the classroom, in a sandpit/water tray? Do we all enjoy learning in the same way? Why?
Reception - EY Picture News - The Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
The children in Reception learned all about the earthquakes that have happened in Turkey and how the have impacted on people's lives.
They learned how now many children and their families are having to live in tents and make shift shelters because their homes have been destroyed. They also found out about ways to construct buildings so they are stronger for if they are built in a place that is prone to earthquakes and they tried some construction skills out with lego and duplo blocks. The children alos learned how the children in Turkey are having to use a lot of natural materials to help them with their learning as most of their schools and resourecs have been destroyed.
Reception - Bears around the world!
Year 6- Water Workshop- Climate Change
Local Walk - Physical and Human Features
As part of the Year 2 geography topic 'Where we Live', the children in Year 2 went on a local walk around Whitehaven. They looked at physical and human features in their local environment.
YEAR 5 - RAINFORESTS
As part of our Year 5 topic, Rainforests, we have been learning where in the world they can be located, labelling both the continents and countries where they can be found, discussing the different layers of a rainforest - and what animals can be found in each layer. As well, we have been learning about the meaning of 'climate' and produced climate graphs using data of the Amazon Rainforest and compared them to the climate of a British forest.
Year 5 - Rainforest work
Year 5 have visited Stocks Wood Outdoor Centre - the children explored the woodland looking at the different layers of the British forests in comparsion to the Amazon Rainforest, which is our current topic.