South America Day

On Friday 17th February, Year 5 enjoyed a range of activities to learn about some of the countries in South America. When learning about Peru, the children found out about the Inti Raymi, the “Festival of the Sun” which they illustrated, Aztec style, with pastels.

They also learned about a big party in Brazil, CARNIVAL! The biggest celebration is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, although there are celebrations all over the world. The children enjoyed creating their own carnival dance while listening to samba music.

They also planned a holiday to Argentina which was quite a tricky skill to learn. They researched places they wanted to visit and then chose flights using SkyScanner. Next, they thought about clothes to pack and worked out the best time to call home, thinking carefully about the time difference.

The afternoon was packed full of art activities. When learning about Peru, the children enjoyed doing some yarn weaving to create The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) which is spiritual object. It is woven with yarn and wood, often with several colours. It is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol. The children also found out about the Brazilian artist Romero Britto and created their own piece of art in his style.

Have a look at our class blog to see more photos and videos.