Year 2 enjoyed a fun and interactive morning learning all about the Caribbean. In 2K the children learnt about the influences that have shaped Caribbean dance. They had a go at a fast African warm-up, then moved to some South American Salsa and finally blended this with some European polkas. Whilst listening to Caribbean steel drums, they learnt a few quick-steps from the Moulala, the Schottishe and they practised the mirrored moves evident in the Kwibich. In 2M, the children tasted exotic fruit, such as mangoes, bananas, papayas, passion fruit and pineapple. They learnt why these fruits are able to grow in hotter climates and the children thought about how fruit farms and plantations provide employment to many of the islanders living in St. Lucia. In 2P, the children had a wonderful time making some vibrant Caribbean jewellery that would be worn during carnivals. They happily threaded colourful beads and created St. Lucian flags for the centrepiece of their creations. Following this, the children wrote some excellent recounts of their exciting morning.
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