Tinga Tinga, Africa Adventures and World Book Day Fun!
Friday 8th March | No comments yet
It’s been a very exciting day today and everyone looked wonderful dressed as their favourite book characters. Thank you so much for all your efforts! We started the day with a special assembly then read and performed the story ‘The Ugly Five’ by Julia Donaldson. This afternoon, children enjoyed watching a performance from staff at The Rainbow Factory. Here are a few pictures:
Earlier in the week, we went on a journey to Africa (in the classroom!) We got our passports ready and looked at our world maps to track our journey from the UK to Kenya in East Africa. We then found out lots of facts about Africa. Did you know that The Nile river in Africa, is the longest river in the world?
In art this week, we have been busy learning about Tingatinga Art. We created our own Tingatinga art through painting and printing.
Tingatinga art was founded by an African artist called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today, “Tingatinga” is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.
In English this week we have planned and started to write our own Tinga Tinga stories. We look forward to reading the finished stories next week! In Maths we have started to learn about fractions. We have learned that fractions are equal parts and have looked at the fractions 1/2 and 1/4 so far.