This week the children have been learning about Windrush: reading books about the journey people made and what life was like in the Caribbean. We played traditional games played in the Caribbean such as Stuckie, 1,2,3 Red Light and dominoes. #Windrush75
We celebrated Windrush Day with our families with some Caribbean food & drink. One parent showed us Calypso dance moves. And a grandparent taught older children, who used to attend The Grove, how to play dominoes. They want to set up a dominoes club at their school!
Our climbing frame was turned into HMS Windrush and the children enjoyed role playing going on a journey on a boat. Peeking out of the port holes at friends was fun.
The children have also explored food from the Caribbean, such as plantain, coconut & sugar cane. “It’s candy cane” “It looks like bamboo” “It’s a coco” “Is it a snail?” “I can hear water inside” “We can smash it on floor” “Mummy cook plantain with chicken and rice”
One of our parents came in today to spend some time with the children. They read ‘So Much’. Everyone loved joining in with DING DONG. Then we played dominoes. At snack we ate bun & cheese and even tried a little piece of sugar cane that they had kindly cut up at home.
One of our parents came in to share a jigsaw puzzle of Jamaica & showed us where their family lives. The children knew who Usain Bolt was & did his victory pose. Then we watched a coconut be opened & turned into milk! “That’s Jamaica” “My mummy make rice & peas”