What a fantastic week we had in the build-up to our World Cup semi-final; while we were all naturally disappointed by the result, the whole school were proud of how well our team has played throughout the tournament and have thoroughly enjoyed all the learning opportunities the World Cup has afforded us in school.
As well as enjoying football training sessions last week, the children all took part in house team afternoons where we learnt about some of the different countries taking part in the World Cup. Friday was a colourful day with so many children wearing football kits to school and we had a special assembly where we shared all the exciting activities we had done in our houses.
St Aldates KS1 Spain: We learnt to say ‘Hola,’ made fans to use in our flamenco dancing and collaged art in the style of Gaudi.
St Aldates KS2 Colombia: We designed ruanas (traditional shawls) and practised weaving. We learnt cumbia dancing and drumming.
St Clements KS1 Switzerland: We learnt four things the Swiss are famous for, collaged flags and practised yodelling.
St Clements KS2 France: We looked at French landmarks, played Boule and made rosettes for Bastille Day.
St Ebbes KS1 Russia: We looked at photos of Russian landmarks and made our own set of stacking Russian doll pictures.
St Ebbes KS2 Argentina: We found out that Argentina is famous for its cartoons, so made cartoons of the amazing life-story of footballing hero, Lionel Messi. We also investigated the technique of finger printing, which was pioneered by an Argentinian.
St Giles KS1 Brazil: We made headbands of animals from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and learnt about samba dancing.
St Giles KS2 Portugal: We made a power point of facts we learnt about Portugal, had a go at golf and made pinatas.