A visit from Bemma Akyeampong

On Tuesday 30th of January 2024 Class 1 had a visit in school from an author we have worked with before, called Bemma Akyeampong. Bemma has previously visited the school for African dance workshops and during Covid we had the opportunity, via video call, for her to read to us her story of Ayuda’s messy rescue.

On the 30th January Bemma brought her new book along, Ayuda’s stormy rescue. It was great to see her in person this time!

Bemma read her new book to us and we were able to think about the setting of the story in Africa, and how this is different from our local environment.

We had the opportunity to learn some African dance to help imbed this knowledge of a different culture. It was fabulous to put all the moves together for a final performance before lunch.

After lunch Bemma introduced us to the African art of bead painting. We coloured the cloth brown before replicating a piece of African mask art on the cloth. We used the paints to look like beading, using bright colours. This was an activity thoroughly enjoyed by all.













Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins