Subject Lead: Ms C Curtis
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World Book Day at The Ryde March 2023
This year The Ryde celebrated stories from cultures around the world. Some parents came in to school to read books that their families enjoy sharing at home. The children really enjoyed these sessions!
Each class chose a book to share with their children and then did a food related activity to further explore the culture of the book.
Reception class read Mama Panya’s Pancakes, a tale from Kenya. They then made and tasted pancakes.
Year 1 read The Tale of Vassilisa the Fair and Baba-Yaga. They were able to link the story to other Fairy Tales that they had studied and some of the children were able to recognise the characters from stories from their culture. They then made a Shokoladnaya Kolbasa which is a Russian chocolate salami.
Year 2 read a Ukrainian story called Sister Goat which had similarities to some of the Fairy Tales that they have read in class. The book is dual language and one of our pupils was able to read some of the Ukranian text to the class. The class then made some Ukrainian cookies.
Year 3 read Jas i Malgosia from Klasyka Basni. One of our pupils read some of it in Polish and taught the class some words so that they could join in. The story is a version of Hansel and Gretel. The class then made some gingerbread. They tasted Polish cakes and biscuits that one of our families had donated.
Year 4 read an African story called The Feast which is about the festival Kwanzaa. They then designed their own feast with some of their favourite foods.
Year 5 read a Zimbabwean story called Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. This story has many similarities to Cinderella. Some of the class brought food in to share with their peers.
Year 6 read the Hindu myth Rama and the Demon King. They then taste tested some popular snacks from India. They are going to continue sharing Hindu myths.
The children really enjoyed the day and have learnt lots about the stories and cultures of their peers.
Exploring English at The Ryde School
Books Reception have read.
Vocabulary to help us express our emotions.
An activity to help us create a word bank about fire.
Art inspired by setting of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
The children wrote predictions about where Beegu is from.
Playing with words to create poems.
The children completed a detailed study of The Kapok Tree.
Learning to use precise vocabulary.
Creating a mock declaration of rights.