Monday 19th - Friday 23rd June 2017
Moston Lane is a diverse community, where we enjoy celebrating and learning about different cultures. During Culture Week this year, each class experienced various aspects of other cultures, including tasting traditional food; participating in cultural dances; and completing artwork in the style of specific artists.
Culture Week Assembly
At the end of Culture Week, KS2 had an assembly, where each class presented the work they had completed during the week. It was very interesting to see what other children had learned during the week and it was fantastic to learn about different cultures from each year group.
Key Stage 2 Bhangra Dancing
During Culture Week, KS2 were visited by Rajeev Gupta from Bhangracise. The workshop started with a brief teaching of the heritage and history of Bhangra dancing, which we learned was related to harvesting the crops. We then got the chance to practise the dance steps to the beat of various drums. After showing off our moves, we participated in a Dhol drumming sessions, where we were able to play a short beat on the Dhol, Dholki and Tabla drums. The children and their teachers had a fantastic time, full of energy and laughter.
During Culture Week, Year 1 were involved in lots of fun and exciting activities! We created our own passports and filled our suitcases before jetting off to different exotic countries, including Australia! We had a great time tasting food from all the different countries, including cheese from France!
During Culture Week, Year 4 learned about Guatemala. We looked at the origin of Guatemalan Worry Dolls: a small doll, dressed in traditional Mayan clothing, that was given to young children who were worried. The story says that these children would tell their doll all of their worries before hiding it under their pillow. The doll would then take away their worries overnight.
In Year 4, we made our own Worry Dolls and a special pouch to keep them in.
During Culture Week, Year 5 were learning about Spain. We researched the country and it's traditions before creating posters to show what we had learned. At the end of the week, we had a food tasting session, where we had to figure out whether the food was from Spain and what it was. Some of us enjoyed trying the various flavours from other cultures; others weren't too keen on the new food!
During Culture Week, Year 5 participated in a French activity that involved using a green screen to put ourselves into a variety of places and situations. We practised our speaking and listening before using the green screen to put ourselves into different sporting arenas, such as a trampoline park and a basketball court.