We were very lucky to have the visit of Alison, who grew up in Trinidad. She spoke to the children about the geography, culture and features of Trinidad and Tobago. We learned about the education system, religion, natural resources…Alison answered LOTS of questions – the children were very interested to learn more about what it was like to be a child in the Caribbean. Alison brought lots of resources to show the children- clothes, photos and even a steel pan! She taught the children a game she played in her childhood- lots of fun!
The children have been learning to make sculptures of sea creatures using a range of materials- papier-mâché, mod rock, clay and pipe cleaners. Our sea creatures will be used to make a coral reef.
We have been making models of Jamaican animals as part of our international celebrations!
FSU enjoyed prepping the vegetables to make a Caribbean Stew; before eating it all up and declaring it delicious! They were intrigued by the Caribbean spices and plantains.
FSU watched video clips about how steel drums are turned into steel pans; listened to steel pan bands from the Caribbean; then tuned up to make our own steel pan music!
FSU celebrate Chinese New Year, by making and eating delicious food, then enjoying a noisy dragon dance!
FSU loved their visit to a local garage to find out about engines and the job of a mechanic; asking lots of questions and listening well. Back at school, the children created their own mechanic’s workshop in the outdoor area.