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Week Beginning 21 March 2016

Please join us for our International Week Parade on Friday 25 March. The children can come to school dressed to represent a country of their choice. Face paint and flags are warmly encouraged. The parade will start at 9am and we would love to see you there.

MESSAGES

  • Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to share delicious food from their home country!  We (the children and certainly the teachers) are greatly looking forward to the International Week Food Fair on Thursday 24 March.
  • As the weather is so changeable at the moment please can you ensure that your child has appropriate clothing in school so that they can go outside. BUT on Friday 25 all childrens cubbies and baskets need to be cleared and spare clothes and shoes, wet weather clothing must be taken home. You might need to give your child an extra bag!
  • Change of P.E. day for the Meerkat and Panther Cubs: P.E. will now be on a Monday.

LEARNING THEME: AFRICA               

As we delve into international week, the Nursery children will be exploring the continent of Africa. The children will get to experience African music, art, dance and much more. Early next week, one of the secondary school music teachers will be joining us to perform a mini African music concert for all the children. On Wednesday we will be graced with a visitor from Ghana who is coming in to talk to the children about Africa and African culture.

MATHS and LANGUAGE

This week our Mathematical focus will be on preposistional language. This leads in greatly to our language development as we acquire new and important vocabulary. We will be looking closely at the posision of items using words such as, over, under, beside, inside and outside to describe there they are. Children will be encouraged to use this new language throughout the day as well as working on activites to follow simple posisional language instructions. For example ‘’Put the book on the table, under the table, beside the table’’

Key Vocabulary:.  Where? There, here, over, under, beside, inside and outside

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

As we explore the great culture of Africa, the children will be encouraged to join in with the music, dancing  and arts of Africa. They will be encouraged to design their own african paintings, perform using african musical instruments and even try some african dancing.  The children will be encouraged to draw upon last weeks knowledge of patterns as their create their african music.

DUTCH

Naar aanleiding van de `International Week`verkennen we een typische Vlaams-Nederlandse  markt met allerlei marktkramen waarbij de kaasboer en het viskraam  natuurlijk niet mogen ontbreken.  In de Nederlandse klas liggen de maatjes, de garnalen en de vers gebakken kibbeling deze week in aanbieding in de winkelhoek!

MANDARIN

Story:               

Handa’s  Surprise汉娜的惊喜 (han na de jing xi)

Song:

Fruit Song水果健康歌 (shui guo jian kang ge)

Activities:

  • African Dance
  • Share the story and retell
  • Make Fruit Crafts

Key Vocabulary:

Africa 非洲  (fei zhou), Surprise 惊喜 (jing xi), Guava 番石榴 (fan shi liu), Avocado  牛油果 (niu you guo),  Pineapple 菠萝 (bo luo),  Passionfruit 百香果 (bai xiang guo), Antelope 羚羊(ling yang), Ostrich 鸵鸟(tuo niao)