Everyone in Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed International Week. It was great to see the Year 6 children carrying the flags from all of the countries and we loved finding the flags for where we come from. We worked hard preparing our classrooms, covering countries from Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. By preparing to host other classes, we found out many interesting facts and developed a variety of skills.
Another unique experience was The Global Café, a favourite for both children and adults. We had delicious tastes from around the globe, and collected stamps to remember where we had been. When visiting and hosting the other Year 1 classes we experienced everything from bobsleighing and dragon building to Piñata smashing and French cheese tasting. This was such a fun way to find out about other countries.
As the week finished with Parade of Nations, it was lovely to have so many parents to cheer us on! We marched with confidence and pride.
Last week we did some writing around the events, making sure to use past tense verbs. Here is Elizabeth’s version….
“First we went to the assembly and saw older children holding flags. Next we made the Eiffel Tower with spaghetti and marshmallows. Then we hosted. We let people taste food. After that we visited China and made dragons. Finally, we went to Jamaica and rode the bobsleigh.”
Jessica Miller, Year 1 Class Teacher & Assistant Milepost Leader