Our Whole School Project this year took place over the course of one week and was all about the Commonwealth.
Each child participated in every activity.
In the dance workshop we had a go at African dancing, Maori Hakas from New Zealand, and limbo dancing from the Caribbean.
We made Diwali lamps from India.
Flags from each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth were made.
We looked at homes from the Commonwealth countries - how are they different and what building materials are used?
We had a go at building houses using all sorts of different materials.
An enormous map of the world was made so that we could see where the Commonwealth countries are.
We made labels to identify the Commonwealth countries on our map.
Some major landmarks were created using natural materials, papier mache, plasticine, fabric and all sorts of other materials.
In the Indian puppet workshop we were able to make either a shadow puppet, stick puppet or a marionette puppet.
We learned the song 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band.
Tennis Tom ran a sports workshop focusing on three sports from the Commonwealth Games...
In the stories workshop we listened to stories from Nigeria, Australia, Canada and India.
After the stories we could choose from a range of activities including role playing the story and making masks and puppets of the characters...
...writing a poem about the story, or illustrating the story using collage materials.
We thought about what we would pack in our suitcase if we were visiting the different Commonwealth countries.
Would you need to pack the same things for a trip to Jamaica as you would for a holiday in the United Kingdom?
We thought about all the different animals that can be found in the Commonwealth and made masks of some of them.