Shapes of different fireworks
Unfortunately, lots of the video files were too large to upload so here is a small selection of the dances.
To kick off the 'Crime & Punishment' topic for this term, we had a crime scene investigation day. The children were both suspects and investigators in a murder case and solved clues to find the culprit! We made EFIT images of suspects, took finger prints and did some code-breaking.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning all about African instruments and sound. We have investigated how sound is produced, how we hear, how sound travels, how sound can be blocked and how we can change the pitch and volume of sounds. We have also listened to samples of African instruments, played some and learnt about what the instruments are called, made out of, where they come from and how they are used. As part of this learning we made our own sound proof boxes and African instruments.
Below you will see some of our instruments - these are djembe drums, talking drums and shakeres. We used recycled materials such as yoghurt pots, plant pots and disposable cups to make the main body of the instrument. Some children painted their instruments while others tea stained them. To decorate and make them look as traditional as possible, the children used strings, painted designs, beads and silhouettes. We are looking forward to sharing them with you on Uganda day!