International Women’s Day

In Early Years, the children have been learning all about Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a young woman and mother who helped two famous explorers, Lewis and Clark, discover large parts of North America in the 1800s. The children learnt how Sacagawea was very helpful on the expedition, leading the way by foot, on horseback and by boat, foraging for essential foods, speaking different languages to make friends and even helping the explorers to escape from danger! We told the story in our own way through Tales Toolkit.

To celebrate Sacagawea’s achievements, we danced to Native American music, following a traditional rhythm with our instruments. We also enjoyed making traditional jewelry worn by members of Sacagawea’s tribe and painted portraits of Sacagawea herself. We also worked our maths brains very hard to try and add up all the food Sacagawea foraged during one day of her journey!

We also tried our hand at exploring ourselves! We took maps, binoculars and magnifying glasses to the forest to see what we could discover. Our exploration wasn’t without its dangers mind you! We had to jump across giant canyons and climb the tallest trees to find our way!

Luckily, in the midst of all this exploring, we still had time for Ash class to learn oo, ar, ur and oo in phonics, and Saplings were still able to practise rhyming and hearing the sounds s, a, t and p!

Now, I can think of no better way to draw this blog to a close, than with this quote from Beatrice earlier on this week…

“I think in the olden days they didn’t know that Sacagawea was strong and brave. Girls are strong and brave, aren’t they? Just like boys!”