Each week in Around the World club we visit a new country. On special occasions such as Pancake Day and Easter we fly around the world in one session visiting many countries to see how they celebrate the occasion.
We have visited well over 20 countries so far this year! By the end of the year we will have visited all of these countries!
Over forty children attend Around the World club each week. I love running this club as I love languages and finding out about the life and culture in other countries. We often play music from the country and have a little dance!
Every week we look at the flag of the country we are visiting and make something to do with that country. We have made Russian stacking dolls, Indian elephant pencil pots, Italian La Befana Christmas stocking, New Zealand chocolate kiwi lollies, Cuban castanets and lots more.
Traditional Nigerian masks
Two of our club members lived in Nigeria until a few weeks ago so we were very lucky when Kodi agreed to lead the slideshow about Nigeria and give us lots of first hand information.
Patricia returned to her mum’s home country of Cuba for a couple of years. They moved back to Newcastle only a couple of months ago so we were delighted she could tell us lots about Cuba.
The Year Six club leaders are an amazing help every week. They support the younger children so well as our club is open to children from Reception to Year Six.
Making blinis from Russia.
Making free standing Japanese dolls.
Making Lucky gold coin envelopes to celebrate Chinese New Year when we visited China.
We will be visiting Hungary in a couple of weeks so we have enlisted Sarlott and her mum to tell us what they love about their home country.
We are so lucky to be in a multi cultural school where we have families from all over the world.
How many flags do you recognise?
We love finding out what each part of a flag represents.
If you could fly to any country in the world, which one would you choose to visit first?