16 Jun Cultures of Coleridge Week
Week beginning Monday 4th July is our Cultures of Coleridge week. The week will provide many opportunities for children and our school community to learn more about the heritage, language and culture of one another.
Please get involved!
The children will take part in lots of teacher led activities in their classes and around the school; however, we would love to invite parents, grandparents, carers and other family friends and relatives to come in to their child’s class and share information about their heritage and culture with the children.
The culmination of the week will be a special assembly on Friday that will see each year group performing a song to each other that is from a different country or in a language other than English.
Here are examples of some other exciting activities that will be taking place across different year groups:
- Lessons about citizenship, inclusion and belonging
- Identifying and making flags of countries that represent the diverse heritage of the children in each class
- Learning the words ‘hello’ and ‘welcome’ in all of the different languages spoken in the class
- Counting up in different languages
- Listen to songs from other cultures, learn then and compose their own.
- Learn about dances from around the world and create their own
- An array of art based activities
- Hopefully making and sharing some traditional food – in previous years we’ve had parents come and make/share Persian biscuits, vegetarian sushi, Indian dahl, Irish soda bread, Scottish porridge, Mauritian curry, Welsh cakes, etc.
- Children being invited to wear traditional clothes special to them
- Sharing lots of stories
We are really looking forward to our Cultures of Coleridge week and hope that you can get involved in one way or another. Please speak to your child’s class teacher or contact the school office email@example.com.