Around the World in 5 Days
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Whilst it took Jules Verne 80 days to travel around the world, pupils at Beech House, Bolton School Infants' School, have enjoyed their own around the world adventure in just 5 days!
In a cross-curricular exercise, involving the whole school, from Reception to Year 2, girls and boys undertook nine fun but educational activities aimed at giving them a better understanding of the world that they live in.
Focussing on food and farming, Year 1 learnt about exotic fruits and how sugar cane and rice is grown. Pupils even got to grips with making their own Anzac biscuits and growing their own cress. They were also introduced to worldwide breads, including chapatis and croissants.
Year 2 pupils found out about the Maasai and life in Kenya and learnt a song in Swahili. In the Australian part of their "visit" they made Lamingtons - an Aussie treat, and then went on to complete pastel and chalk sunsets of Ayers Rock and thought about snorkelling in the barrier reef while using maths to count how many imaginary fish they saw.
Reflecting on the week of activities, class teacher Miss Amy Dobie said: "Cross curricular week enabled the children to explore different countries. This opportunity brought together the children's uniqueness and enabled them to celebrate diversity. During our journey around the world the children considered the possibility that there is more than one way of doing things, saying things and generally living day to day life."