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Multicultural Week

Uno, due, tre Italia!

This week we have been learning about different countries and ways of life.  In particular we have enjoyed learning about Italy.  We have looked at Italy on the map and we have talked about the different features of Italian culture that make it unique.  We have had fun counting in Italian, we have tasted Italian food and we have looked the the features of the Italian flag. Perfetto!

Ready to taste Italian food!

Italian food tasting

Not too sure...!
Pesto and pasta
Garlic bread and olive oil

Conducting our research on all things Italian!

I-pad research
I-pad research
Internet research from home
Maiya's amazing home project
Charlie's guide to Rome
Roman artefacts courtesy of Grandma and Grandad
The Colosseum!

Venetian Masks

We tried on a selection of beautiful, traditional Venetian masks.

We also made some of our own.

Traditional Venetian Masks

Exploring Islam

As part of our Multicultural Week we have also welcomed a very special visitor into our classroom, Mr Mohammad.  Mr Mohammad came to speak to us about the Islamic faith.


We certainly had lots of questions for our visitor!  We asked him what happens at the Mosque and why he might choose to wear certain clothes.  We talked about the similarities between Islam and Christianity and the shared rituals and beliefs that each religion has in common.  Mr Mohammad also brought some precious artefacts for us to discuss and explore.  At the end of the session we all traced our names in Arabic which looked amazing!

Mr Mohammad's Visit

The Five Pillars of Islam
Super listening!
A family visit to Mecca
The city of Mecca
Preparing for prayer
The Quran
A prayer table and prayer beads
Arabic phonics books
Writing our name in Arabic
Arabic writing
Arabic name writing