April 2016 Culture and Carnivals

A drum made from an old can from the school kitchen, and some broken paintbrushes.

This term children at St Mary’s will be celebrating diversity and exploring their own identities through the topic Cultures and Carnivals. They will use this Learning Journey as a theme to grow their knowledge in the core subjects, such as Maths and Writing, as well as the wider curriculum, such as Music, Art and Geography.

A guitar-inspired instrument made from elastic bands recycled from the school post and a recycled tin

A guitar-inspired instrument made from elastic bands recycled from the school post and a recycled tin

Learning Journeys at St Mary’s always launch with much enthusiasm and fanfare with a Stunning Start. This term the Stunning Start saw the children working together in their Houses to make musical instruments from recycled materials. Working in houses gives children of all ages an opportunity to learn together, be inspired by each other and to support each other. This term’s Stunning Start brought out their best team work, culminating in an amazing school orchestra.

Have a look at the newsletter from that week to see more photographs of the children learning about musical instruments in assembly.

Castanets made from a paper plate and sole recycled bottle lids

Castanets made from a paper plate and some recycled bottle lids