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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."
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