May 282015
 
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Chilli in Bahrain!

This term, the children have been learning about the Aztec civilisation. Using their own devices, children have worked in groups researching, planning and then teaching a lesson about their area of study. Making children think and work in this way is a sure way to help make the learning effective and memorable.

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For Year 5, Aztec Day is traditionally one of the high points of Term 3 and, after their hard work planning lessons, we felt the children deserved a little extra fun. Each of the classes was given the challenge of creating their own ‘Aztec’ shields or mosaic face masks. These planned art activities provided us all with a little welcome respite from the usual academic rigour and, walking around, it was wonderful to see children happily engrossed in painting, Cutting, gluing and drawing. Occasionally, strains of music of a rather un-Aztec nature wafted along the Activity Street and this was followed, shortly after, by the smell of rather more authentic Aztec cooking. The children enjoyed tasting some mildly spiced food or were too polite to say otherwise. An exciting day was had by all!

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