What a week we have had in Year 5! For One World Week, we have immersed ourselves in Zimbabwean culture, and have learnt so much about the southern African country. Here’s a summary of what we have done this week. Please enjoy the video at the end.
- Learning about the geography and history of Zimbabwe
- Learning basic greetings in Shona (the most widely spoken language in Zimbabwe)
- Learning the symbolism within the Zimbabwean flag
- Cooking chimodho (Zimbabwean cornbread)
- Researching and presenting in groups about famous sites in Zimbabwe, including Victoria Falls, Nyanga National Park, Hwange National Park, Matopo Hills and Great Zimbabwe
- Having a go at Mbakumba dancing
- Making rock art to replicate the paintings found on granite boulders in the Matopo Hills dating back 13,000 years ago
- Hearing Mya talk about Zimbabwe and telling us about her favourite Zimbabwean foods (and giving us a taster too!) – thank you Mya!
- Learning about Great Zimbabwe and creating paper replica models of the stone ruins there
- Hearing Mrs Heymoz talk about when she lived in Zimbabwe for a few years
- Doing some more Zimbabwean dancing
- Learning a Zimbabwean song – Our Zimbabwe
- Recreating the famous soapstone bird sculptures out of clay
- Tasting some more Zimbabwean food
- Presenting our week’s learning to the other classes
Well done for this week and indeed the whole half term. Have a wonderful break, and I’ll see you on Monday 30th.
Miss D 🎃