Dean and Fede came in again this week to record more of the songs we have written together. The children put on the headphones to hear all the tiny sounds in the room. Henry shared some of the stories we have shared together from around the world too. We then spend a long time telling stories in the in a circle. It was great fun. We look forward to hearing back what treasures were recorded.
We made some salt dough decorations for the tree.
Some of the children had said they wanted to make some signs for village wood. Chris came in with some ideas and materials for the kids to work with. They had a fun time engaging in this activity.
'We decorated a Christmas tree with all the decorations and we took pictures of us by and around the Christmas tree. Then we put all the decorations on and took pictures and then we forgot to put the angel on the top! And we took some more pictures with the angel on the top and then we worked together to take them all off like we had worked together to put them all on. Then we took it all back in' Beth
This week Beth lead us through a trip to Uganda with her dad Jim and introduced us to her friends Mayah and Ava who live there (thanks Mayah and Ava for sending us some photos). We learnt that they speak over 40 different languages and the main ones are English and Luganda. The source of the Nile is in Lake Victoria and Lake victories is the largest tropical lake in the world and largest lake in Africa. We travelled through some of the informal settlements and leant how people live and work and Jim made some Ugandan street food called a Rolex which we thought was delicious. Sam thought we should cook them up at the Christmas party, along with some other food from the places we have visited. Great idea. We saw how kids are really clever at making toys from recycling materials and Beth, her mum and dad all got dressed up in some colourful clothes. Well done Beth for working on your power point with Dad, your quizz and all the hard work. It was a really interesting presentation.
Here are some picture Beth's friends sent to us yesterday to show us where they live, thanks Mayah and Ava.
Learning to STORY BOARD.
Each of you will be invited to share on the microphone the following things:
What did you like learning about and enjoy at Littleton Green School.
List 3 things you learned, found interesting or fun about this activity or interest above.
After becoming interested in the above what would you now like to find out more about?
Share something you found fun, silly, funny, easy, hard or scary at your time here so far.
Dean and Fede came in today (Wednesday) and bought in recording equipment to record the children sharing about something they have enjoyed or learn't at Littleton Green School. The storyboards helps the children as a prompt as they each in turn stepped forward and spoke into the recording equipment. Some of them gave us some spontaneous songs too! A huge thank you to Dean and Fede for helping us today.
Lewella took us on a journey this morning through Canada with support from mum Janet. It was a fascinating presentation which started with a quiz to get our minds working. Lewella did great at sharing the information she had collected and used a power point of beautiful images from across Canada. She shared some Canadian sweets made from maple syrup and showed us how to cook bannock, a traditional bread cooked on the fire, it was delicious especially with maple syrup and jam. Thanks Lewella for a thoroughly engaging morning about Canada.
We are going to trial a space for the kids to chat with each other in the week about stuff they are enjoying and like or want to do in the future, to ask questions. A space to keep connected...
Thanks Chris for facilitating this session on making a bug hotel at Littleton Mill. We first visited a bug hotel locally and then set about collecting material, sawing bits of bamboo, drilling holes in cut wood, collecting sticks and leaves and straw. Thanks to Sam who took pictures of its creation to make an animation at the end of the day. We will add to the hotel over the next few week, we still need old bricks with holes and bits of plastic piping.