Saturday, 2 August 2014

Commonwealth games

Commonwealth games time has given rise to some more world learning, we have made a bunting of the 53 member states flags which we found at activity Village which you can find here

We watched a quick video about what the commonwealth is after Oliver asked what the commonwealth was, this is the best one I could find for kids:-


Oliver came up with a great idea of creating some medals from our pie cases which we used in our competition of who can keep their kite in the air the longest.

I was also in deep trouble as I dropped the World Globe whilst matching the countries up to the flags, and cracked it, almost snapping it in half.... Oh dear.... :-/

We read the book A river of Stories which you can learn more about here,  or buy here, there are some lovely stories from children from the commonwealth countries.

We found a fabulous site that lists a the National dishes of the world and we chose a couple of countries within the commonwealth and cooked their national dish, click on the picture and it will take you to the site.

Our weeks menu consisted of:-
Monday - Fish and Chips - UK
Tuesday - Ugali (kenyan Cornmeal Mush) with beef stew - Kenya
Wednesday - Chicken Korma  - India
Thursday - Chicharrones De Pollo - Dominican Republic
Friday - Australian Meat Pie - Australia

We also revisited our Learning Foreign Language Lapbook that we did back in February and looked at some common greetings from some of the Commonwealth countries.

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