Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Different cultures, different perspectives!

Over the last two weeks in Oak class, we have had the opportunity to explore a variety of cultures. Last week, we celebrated Burns night where we read some poetry by Robert Burns, listened to bagpipes and even tried some haggis! Most children liked the haggis (we calculated a 63% success rate), despite having not tried it before!

This week we have focused on cultures from South Africa, including the Zulu tribe, where we had started to craft some excellent descriptions. We also enjoyed a visit from Robbie who led a workshop using Djembe drums. The class learnt about the materials used to make the drum and the way sound is created using vibrations. We thoroughly enjoyed using the drums in games, which tested our memory and team work skills. The class were able to remember a rhythm and performed this to their parents at the end of the day!

In our English and reading lessons, we have talked about the various winners of the golden tickets and how different their personalities and lives are. We have used the discussions to help us craft our own golden ticket winner and have then written about what happens to them when they go into the chocolate factory. Well done Oak class!