Chambersbury School sends Her Majesty our best wishes and congratulations on her Platinum Jubilee!
Chambersbury loved sharing our learning in assembly this afternoon and welcoming so many of you into classrooms to see what we have been doing this week. As a school, we decided to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee through looking at the special countries that make up the Commonwealth as well as Great Britain. There has been an enriched learning environment this week with lots of opportunities to write, explore cultures, dance, sing and even food taste!
Keep reading to find out more about what each class got up to this week!
Nursery have learnt about London and then made postcards about London and we have made St Georges flags. We have coloured pictures to celebrate the jubilee and made our own crowns out of paper plates! We talked about cultural diversity and friendships and drew pictures to make bunting of each other. We enjoyed role play of afternoon tea with the Queen and tried a proper afternoon tea of scones, clotted cream, jam and a cup of tea, yummy!
Reception have been learning about England. We have written postcards from a virtual visit to London, made friendship bunting and crowns, paintings of the queen, May pole dancing and best of all tried a traditional cream tea! (The Devon way!)
Year 1— United Kingdom
Year 1 have had an exciting time this week. We have written about the red dragon of Wales, made Loch Ness monster collages and our own fire breathing dragons. We even designed knickers that we thought the Queen might wear for all sorts of different occasions and we enjoyed tasting scones, jam and clotted cream. We had fun practising Irish dancing.
Year 2—New Zealand
Year 2 looked at landmarks in News Zealand and wrote postcards about these. We have also been writing stories using Hobbit Land as a starting point. We enjoyed making pavlovas using fruits traditionally grown in New Zealand and have been learning some words in Māori.
We have been learning about India. In English, we listened to tales, myths and legends of India and then had a go at writing our own story feeling inspired by what we heard. We have also learnt an Indian dance called Kathak, which is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. On Wednesday, we tasted the national fruit of India, mango. We absolutely loved it as some of us have never tried it before. Afterwards, based on our knowledge of Indian food, we created an Indian menu. Our challenge was to use mango in each of our dishes.
This week in year 4, we have been learning about Canada. We have tasted some Canadian food, listened to traditional Canadian stories, learnt facts about Canada and learnt a song by a Canadian artist.
Year 5—South Africa
This week the Year 5s focused on South Africa and researched the geography, facts, and statistics about the country. They learnt about Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his description of Ubuntu, meaning 'I am because we are'. The Year 5s had the opportunity to taste koeksisters, a well-known dessert, as well as other South African children's favourites. They also learnt a dance which they performed to the song 'Jerusalema' which is a song by South African musicians.
Year 6— Jamaica
Year 6 have been exploring all things to do with Jamaica! We did some reading about Windrush and mapped out the journey that was travelled using an atlas. We created a travel brochure which showed off some of the best of Jamaica: the amazing natural beauty, culture, food and music! We also got the chance to taste lots of fruits that grow in Jamaica including dates, papaya, mango and coconut. Finally, we tried to understand how Caribbean culture has been celebrated in the UK so we learnt all about the Notting Hill Carnival and even designed our own costumes!
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