Mr Bird has been teaching Samba drums to Year 1 children, playing them in an African style.
Perhaps the children will use their new skills in their performance this Easter.
Today, Year 4 took a trip to Africa and visited the very busy African market. This term, we have been looking at stories from a different culture including Gregory Cool and Grace and Family (which we have just started today). In the story, Grace visits a traditional African market, which the children had the chance to experience today.
They looked at photos and videos of an African market, they tried fruit juices including: apple, mango, orange, orange and mango and a tropical punch. They also looked at a range of spices discussing the bright vibrant colours and the unusual smells that filled the market. The children also got the chance to try a range of African foods including: Mango, pineapple, sweet potatoes, spicy rice, plain rice, couscous, green and red peppers, pomegranate, and salsa.
The children will be using their experience from today to write a description of the market using the writing devices we have been looking this term!