During the recent International Education Week, the children of St Joseph’s participated in lots of different activities. These included learning about climate change and the effects of de-forestation, melting ice, rising sea levels, pollution and how we can save energy in our homes. We also explored other cultures and festivals. Unfortunately, we had several classes self-isolating that week, but in the photos below, you can see the learning that took place in school.
In the photos you can see Year R learning about India, Diwali, Indian meditation and trying some Bollywood dance moves! They had lots of fun exploring Rangoli patterns, making salt dough diya lamps and creating flower mandalas on the lightbox. They also enjoyed acting out the story of Rama and Sita.
Year 1 can be seen exploring their climate change tuff spot and producing wonderful writing based on their climate change learning. They focused particularly on life of animals in Antarctica.
Year 3 looked at China and in particular the Year of the Rat, the photos show them making their Chinese tangrams. They also produced work at home and in school on climate change with some children designing their own t-shirts to highlight the problems associated with climate change!